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L U C I M A

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Los Angeles, California, US

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Kate. Location. D3/24-70mm f/2.8 @60mm 1/800th f/4.0 ISO 400.

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Ashley. Studio. D3/24-70mm f/2.8 @56mm 1/200th f/6.3 ISO 400.


WORKING WITH MODELING AGENCIES WORKSHOP: STUDIO/OUTDOOR LIGHTING

It's been 6 months since I've done this workshop and this is still the most interesting/popular workshop I've taught. I'm asked a lot about shooting agency models, how to approach agencies, what the agencies look for, how do I know if I'm ready?

With all these questions, I figured we could answer all these questions and more in one fell swoop. So here's the Working with Modeling Agencies Workshop hosted by yours truly on July 23-24, 2011!

-If you're still building your portfolio and trying to get your foot in the door with agencies (particularly in the competitive LA environment), this workshop is for you.
-If you're trying to improve your existing body of work, this workshop is for you.
-If you're trying to build a paid-relationship with agencies, this workshop is also for you.
-If you don't care about improving your port or working with modeling agencies, then this workshop is not for you. 

Without further adieu here are the topics we'll cover:

-What agencies are looking for in a photographer and a portfolio.
-How to approach agencies
-Portfolio review
-Creating the "agency look" in capture (natural light and strobes)
-Creating the "agency look" in post
-Photographer/agency/model interaction
-Shooting without a studio

This will be a two-day event that will feature insight from agency models and will highlight many of the lighting setups and post-processing techniques that I employ for my own work.

How does this workshop differ from your first one in January?
When I first started shooting with modeling agencies, I didn't have a studio. In fact, most photographers don't own a studio and can't afford to blow money on unpaid tests. I will be dedicating all of Day 2 to shooting outdoors, without a studio, without strobes, without reflectors even. And still execute the "agencies" look. For this we'll be going on location (about 40 minutes from the studio) and I'll be showing you how to "control" location lighting.

It's a fallacy that you can't shoot at high-noon. I will show you how you can shoot whenever the hell you want and how to control the light.

Highlights from Day 2 include:

-How to control your background
-How to control lighting angles
-Proper camera settings (and why)
-Control model posing
-Model/Photographer interaction

POST-PROCESSING

Shooting is only half the battle. Without good post-processing it's all moot. You can't submit images straight out-of-the-box to agencies (or to anyone these days) without processing. So we will really focus on  processing on Day 1. That way, on Day 2 you'll know what you're looking for, how to generate the right lighting for the right effect, and actually practice shooting for those looks.

Day 1:
-Cover basic agency criteria
-Portfolio review
-Approach and communication
-Basic studio setups (0,1 and 2 light setups)
-Shoot and review (we go over the images together on computer immediately after you shoot them)

Day 2:
-Shooting on location
-Controlling the background
-Controlling location lighting without strobes/reflectors 
-Photographer/model interaction

General notes:

-Since good models are paramount to getting "the shot" we'll provide experienced agency-represented models for the workshop. I'll be updating this page shortly with who we're shooting.

-Choosing the right location is also important. I'll be showing images of the location where I did exactly the type of outdoor shoot we'll cover.

-Photographers will be learning/shooting on-the-fly. I'm not a fan of lectures but rather a constant dialogue and sharing of knowledge. That also means, you're not paying to watch me shoot... you'll be doing most of the shooting!

-One of the things I enjoy most is keeping the workshop small for more one-on-one attention. I will cap the attendance at 9.

-One-on-one time with models is critical to the learning process. At the workshop you'll have plenty of time to work with models. There will be at most 2-3 photographers per model.

-You'll be shooting with all the studio gear including the AlienBees system with all the light modifiers and the RadioPopper JrX system. Studio is privately owned, indoors with A/C and heat, plenty of white wall space and portable set walls/props, and plenty of parking.

Photographers should bring:
-Camera/assorted lenses
-Lightmeter
-Media cards
-Something to take notes with

Fee:
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WORKSHOP IS FULL!
$749. Register by July 8th for 10% discount!
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Location
LUCIMA STUDIO
2620 Concord Ave. STE 120
Alhambra, CA 91803

Date/Time
Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24th, 2011, 10AM-6PM

Here are my last 4 workshops!
January, February, April, June

Q/A:
Will update as inquiries come in!

Q: Do you also teach workshops from Calumet? What's the difference?
A: Yes, I have a non-exclusive partnership with Calumet Photographic that affords me the opportunity to teach my own workshops. So far all my classes at Calumet have been 1-day events at the Hollywood store with no location shooting.

Q: I'll be flying in from [fill in the blank]. Where should I stay that's not too far from your studio?
A: Being that I'm 3-4 miles from Old Pasadena, I would suggest you book a hotel that's not only close to the studio but also has much to offer in terms of night-life and shopping.

a) Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town 
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

b) Hilton Pasadena 
168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

c) The Westin Pasadena 
191 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Q: Which models are we shooting?
A: So far I've confirmed Bekka and Janelle and Kate

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Q: How will we get to the location on Day 2?
A: For day 2 the people that are close to the studio will meet and drive to the location together. Otherwise those that are already in LA can just meet at the location. I'll send details to everyone beforehand so we don't get lost!

Q: Where exactly is this location?
A: Great question. I'm debating between 2 locations. It's either going to be where my avatar was shot or where the above picture of Kate was shot.

Q: Will we be shooting nudes?
A: Nope. For that I suggest you go to Drew and Karl's workshops. I hear they're great smile

Jun 23 11 03:29 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Quan

Posts: 230

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Date/Time
Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24th, 2011, 10AM-6PM

I'm assuming that's a typo and you meant July 23-24th like the rest of the post

smile

If so I'm so there

Jun 23 11 07:32 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL! Thanks for the catch Michael. I'm dyslexic with months smile Cheers!

Jun 23 11 09:00 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Quan

Posts: 230

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
LOL! Thanks for the catch Michael. I'm dyslexic with months smile Cheers!

I'm worse, if you yell left quickly to me, I'll turn right smile

Jun 23 11 09:02 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Michael Quan wrote:

I'm worse, if you yell left quickly to me, I'll turn right smile

LEFT! LOL smile

Oh and updated thread with pics smile

Jun 24 11 04:26 pm Link

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Michael Quan

Posts: 230

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:

LEFT! LOL smile

Oh and updated thread with pics smile

Just hit right cubicle smile LoL

Jun 24 11 09:15 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Got a question today that might be helpful for you guys:

Q: I'll be flying in from [fill in the blank]. Where should I stay that's not too far from your studio?
A: Being that I'm 3-4 miles from Old Pasadena, I would suggest you book a hotel that's not only close to the studio but also has much to offer in terms of night-life and shopping.

a) Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town 
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

b) Hilton Pasadena 
168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

c) The Westin Pasadena 
191 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Jun 25 11 12:15 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Updated with model information smile

Jun 26 11 01:44 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

8 spots left smile

Jun 26 11 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

REN LARA PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 45

Los Angeles, California, US

July 23-24th!

Calendar is Marked!! smile

Jun 27 11 01:36 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

This is the outdoor style we will explore on day 2. We might actually go to this exact location! smile
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Jun 27 11 12:40 pm Link

Model

KB17

Posts: 37

Los Angeles, California, US

I WANNA BE ONE OF THE MODELS

Jun 27 11 07:48 pm Link

Photographer

j flynn

Posts: 5

Burbank, California, US

SAVING $$!!

Jun 27 11 09:47 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Kathleen M Ty

Posts: 46

Pomona, California, US

Cant wait I miss yah Charles!!!!

Jun 27 11 10:04 pm Link

Photographer

Francis Vazquez

Posts: 104

New York, New York, US

If there's still room, I'd love to jump on board.

Jun 27 11 10:12 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

7 spots left! smile Sent you a message Francis!

Jun 28 11 11:22 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

6 spots left wink

Jun 29 11 01:10 am Link

Photographer

Michael Quan

Posts: 230

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
6 spots left wink

For both days?

Jun 29 11 01:27 am Link

Photographer

Brian Hillburn

Posts: 2442

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

In there like swimwear good buddy...10-4 and out smile
Question:
For the Day 2 location; are we meeting at studio and driving together from there?

Jun 29 11 02:40 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Michael Quan wrote:

For both days?

Yes smile

Jun 29 11 01:39 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Brian Hillburn wrote:
In there like swimwear good buddy...10-4 and out smile
Question:
For the Day 2 location; are we meeting at studio and driving together from there?

Brian, for you yes there will be swim smile

For day 2 the people that are close to the studio will meet and drive to the location together. Otherwise those that are already in LA can just meet at the location. I'll send to everyone beforehand so we don't get lost! smile

Jun 29 11 09:22 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Updated Q/A! smile

Q: How will we get to the location on Day 2?
A: For day 2 the people that are close to the studio will meet and drive to the location together. Otherwise those that are already in LA can just meet at the location. I'll send details to everyone beforehand so we don't get lost!

Q: Where exactly is this location?
A: Great question. I'm debating between 2 locations. It's either going to be where my avatar was shot or where the above picture of Kate was shot.

Jun 30 11 09:35 am Link

Makeup Artist

Kathleen M Ty

Posts: 46

Pomona, California, US

wink

Jun 30 11 02:19 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

See you on the 23rd Kat! Or do I get to see you beforehand? smile

Jul 01 11 10:01 am Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
See you on the 23rd Kat! Or do I get to see you beforehand? smile

You get to see her next Tuesday at 11 AM. Remember?

Jul 01 11 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL! Oh yeah smile Cheers! See you guys on Tuesday wink

Jul 02 11 10:23 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

5 spots left! smile

Jul 02 11 10:24 pm Link

Photographer

Thomas Tran

Posts: 362

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

I want to go so bad, but if i leave i'll come back and be unemployed.. i'm still debating tho.

Jul 03 11 08:26 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

4 spots left wink

Jul 03 11 06:40 pm Link

Photographer

Francis Vazquez

Posts: 104

New York, New York, US

Just signed up, can't wait.

Jul 03 11 07:44 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Cheers Francis! 3 slots left! smile

Jul 03 11 09:13 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

2 slots left ;P

Jul 04 11 11:57 am Link

Model

Domenica

Posts: 247

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I would love to be one of your models! please let me know smile

Jul 04 11 02:53 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Hillburn

Posts: 2442

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Time to book a room tomorrow. First time in LA in years...can't wait smile

Jul 04 11 09:07 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Updated with model info. Kate will be at the workshop smile

Jul 05 11 10:13 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Only 3 days left for discount to apply smile

Jul 05 11 09:30 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Hillburn

Posts: 2442

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Updated with model info. Kate will be at the workshop smile

Are you working on booking a third model ?

Jul 06 11 12:34 am Link

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Paul Burlingame

Posts: 2

San Diego, California, US

Looking forward to this, meeting everyone and your Calumet course too. :0)

Jul 06 11 09:09 am Link

Photographer

Southern Glamour Images

Posts: 202

Fort Walton Beach, Florida, US

I'd love to do this!!!  Wish you were closer.

Jul 06 11 12:30 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

1 spot left! smile

Jul 07 11 01:49 am Link