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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

WORKSHOP IS FULL! smile

Please message me with emails to be put on the workshop email list. See you all at the next workshop!

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Brittany. Studio. D3/24-70mm f/2.8 1/200th f/4.0 ISO 200.

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Erica. Location. D3/24-70mm.

WORKING WITH MODELING AGENCIES WORKSHOP: STUDIO/OUTDOOR LIGHTING

I just finalized the lease on my new 2,100 s.f. studio (the old space was 1,300 s.f.)! There's no better way to debut the space than with the original Working with Modeling Agencies Workshop on November 5-6, 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. Day 2 will really focus on shooting outdoors, without a studio, without strobes, without reflectors even... and still execute the "agencies" look.

Highlights from Day 2 include:

-Background control
-Lighting angles with ambient light
-Proper camera settings (and why)
-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.

-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 12.

-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 2-3 photographers per model.

Photographers should bring:
-Camera/assorted lenses
-Lightmeter
-Media cards
-Something to take notes with
-(optional) Pocket Wizards

Fee:
WORKSHOP IS FULL! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!
$749.
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Location
LUCIMA STUDIO
212 Kruse Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
626-674-2858

Date/Time
Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6th, 2011, 9AM-5PM

Here are my last 6 workshops!
January, February, April, June, July, September

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: There are several 2-3 miles away from the studio. I'm not affiliated with any of the following suggestions

a) Doubletree Hotel
924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA

b) Oak Tree Inn
788 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA

c) Courtyard
700 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA

Q: Which models are we shooting?
A: Will update shortly!

Q: How will we get to the location on Day 2?
A: The location is a short drive from the studio about 10 minutes away.

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

Q: At what point will you know whether you will register enough students to confirm the workshop?
A: I never cancel my workshops. If there is even 1 photographer, then the show goes on! Yes, I will teach to 1 photographer if only 1 registers! 

Q: Do I really need a light meter?
A: Yes and no. But basically I'll be showing you how to light with AND without light meters. But for a long-winded version of this answer please see my official stance on light meters.

Oct 10 11 10:56 pm Link

Photographer

RVL

Posts: 6

Denver, Colorado, US

Count me in !!! Flying in from Denver.
I have been waiting for you to do another one of these since I missed the previous ones smile

Oct 11 11 12:42 am Link

Photographer

Ivory Eight

Posts: 63

Tampa, Florida, US

Aww man. You would have a workshop the ONLY weekend I have a shoot. May have to pass that project up. Thanks for the update!

Oct 11 11 09:35 am Link

Photographer

Envy Studio

Posts: 328

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, US

What does it look like price wise for hotels in that area?
or can you recommend a lesser priced hotel near where the action is? figuring I would have a rental car but.
I am trying to do a budget of what the whole trip would cost me and see if I can pull it off, since I am coming from PA

Oct 11 11 10:39 pm Link

Photographer

RVL

Posts: 6

Denver, Colorado, US

Signed up and flights booked smile
Can't wait to get there !!!

Oct 12 11 05:27 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Cheers Ranjit! Looking forward to working with you smile

Oct 13 11 12:56 pm Link

Photographer

STUART MILLER

Posts: 1

Los Angeles, California, US

hello all...i'm in. fee paid. truly looking forward to what will most certainly be an epic WS.

Oct 14 11 01:39 pm Link

Photographer

David Diaz Sanchez

Posts: 2

Andraitx, Balearic Islands, Spain

i wish i see this before im from spain and here nothing to do the same workshoots u do ,you do some next year before may?????i would like to do it im from spain and i will think to come please let me know thanks

Oct 15 11 04:16 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Hi David, I'll probably do another workshop before May 2012! If you'd like just private message me your email and I can add you to the mailing list. Thanks!

Oct 16 11 10:49 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

STUART MILLER  wrote:
hello all...i'm in. fee paid. truly looking forward to what will most certainly be an epic WS.

Cheers Stuart! See you at the workshop! smile

Oct 18 11 11:37 am Link

Photographer

V A S I L I S

Posts: 8

Los Angeles, California, US

Hi

I am interested in your workshop.
when will know which models are going to
be part of the workshop

Vasilis

Oct 18 11 07:10 pm Link

Photographer

LORANCE

Posts: 262

San Diego, California, US

I'm very interested.

Oct 18 11 08:01 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Vasilis  vsiphotography wrote:
Hi

I am interested in your workshop.
when will know which models are going to
be part of the workshop

Vasilis

I'll know closer to the date when most of the registration is finalized so I know exactly how many models I need wink Cheers!

Oct 19 11 07:11 pm Link

Photographer

WhiteIon

Posts: 366

SHERMAN OAKS, California, US

Sounds like fun!!!

Oct 19 11 07:17 pm Link

Photographer

Kortnei Brandon

Posts: 2

Dallas, Texas, US

Just Booked my flight and hotel! I can wait for this!

Oct 19 11 07:26 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Kortnei Brandon  wrote:
Just Booked my flight and hotel! I can wait for this!

Looking forward to working with you Kortnei! smile

Oct 20 11 04:59 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Lorance Photography wrote:
I'm very interested.

PM me if you have any specific questions! smile

Oct 22 11 05:02 am Link

Photographer

JBUTLER

Posts: 11

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Registered! Cant wait!

Oct 22 11 08:46 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Best Angle Photography wrote:
Registered! Cant wait!

See you at the workshop Joshua! smile Cheers!

Oct 23 11 09:42 pm Link

Makeup Artist

sayuri mitsumori

Posts: 2

Gardena, California, US

Do you need MAKE UP and HAIR for this time???
I would love to join!

Oct 23 11 11:42 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Just confirmed Erica for the workshop
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Oct 24 11 08:24 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Hillburn

Posts: 2442

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I'm trying to sell enough sperm to raise funds for the workshop Charles. I really wanna make one more this year smile

Oct 25 11 02:49 am Link

Photographer

Rodney Alan

Posts: 126

San Diego, California, US

I'll be there!

Oct 25 11 04:21 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Brian Hillburn wrote:
I'm trying to sell enough sperm to raise funds for the workshop Charles. I really wanna make one more this year smile

LOL! smile This one looks pretty good, dunno what their rate is though!

http://www.lasvegasfertility.net/

Oct 26 11 05:40 pm Link

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Thomas Tran

Posts: 362

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

I need to drop out of school and move to california...

Oct 26 11 06:35 pm Link

Photographer

Leon Bailey

Posts: 523

Orlando, Florida, US

I'll make it to one of these eventually. Would be worth it to work with you and learn from you.

Oct 27 11 10:30 pm Link

Photographer

V A S I L I S

Posts: 8

Los Angeles, California, US

Signed up and looking forward to it

Oct 28 11 08:41 am Link

Photographer

REN LARA PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 45

Los Angeles, California, US

This workshop will be awesome!!! smile

Oct 28 11 12:41 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Two more spots left!

Oct 29 11 10:04 am Link

Photographer

JBUTLER

Posts: 11

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

agreed on bailing and moving to CA, tired of vegas!

Oct 29 11 09:53 pm Link

Photographer

JRitchiePhoto

Posts: 29

San Diego, California, US

Just signed up and looking forward to next weekend!

Oct 29 11 10:08 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Sounds good! smile 1 spot left!

Oct 30 11 07:15 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Hillburn

Posts: 2442

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Sounds good! smile 1 spot left!

Ok Charles...you talked me into it. Only need one kidney I hear...lol

Oct 31 11 08:40 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Brian Hillburn wrote:

Ok Charles...you talked me into it. Only need one kidney I hear...lol

Now you can upgrade to digital MF or a set of Profoto 8's... wink

Nov 01 11 04:46 pm Link

Photographer

1472

Posts: 1120

Pembroke Pines, Florida, US

welp that went fast as hell

Nov 01 11 05:11 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

The kidney or the spots? LOL! smile

Nov 02 11 04:50 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Hillburn

Posts: 2442

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

L U C I M A wrote:

Now you can upgrade to digital MF or a set of Profoto 8's... wink

I can't afford to pay attention dude...much less buy that expensive stuff. My AB's and White Lightnings are doing fine. I'll leave the big dog equipment for folks with paying clients like yourself. See ya Saurday buddy smile

Nov 03 11 12:17 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

See ya Saturday Brian! BTW Jordan will be there wink

L U C I M A | Jordan | Siren Song
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Nov 03 11 11:19 am Link

Photographer

1472

Posts: 1120

Pembroke Pines, Florida, US

L U C I M A wrote:
The kidney or the spots? LOL! smile

BOTH wink LOL

Nov 03 11 11:27 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Workshop is full! smile Please message me with emails to be put on the workshop email list. See you all at the next workshop! smile

Nov 04 11 12:40 pm Link