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L U C I M A

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Los Angeles, California, US

Update: All live workshop spots SOLD OUT! Please see the remaining webinar slots below!

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LAGUNA BEACH “ICE HOUSE” & STUDIO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS
    
It's been another 6 months since my last fashion photography workshop! And 2 years since my last destination workshop (Las Vegas)! All this time I've been searching for a location worth shooting. So without further ado, please allow me to present to you the Laguna Beach "Ice House".

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With a 270-degree view of Laguna's coastline, village, Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean, the Laguna Beach "Ice House" is a $7MM estate that spans 4 levels with a 74' lap pool, spacious balconies and verandas, custom wine cellar, 5 bedroom suites, a professional-grade gym with sauna, and an elevator. The studio-like white walls, 30' ceilings, staircases and endless amounts of granite, steel, slate marble and glass are perfect for an exotic location shoot.

This is a fully-styled 2-day workshop with MUA/hair.

This workshop will include BOTH studio AND location.

There will be a maximum of 3 photographers per 1 model (4-6 models). Given the ambient light on this location, you will be shooting a LOT. You will probably run out of memory cards before the end of each day.



Day 1: LUCIMA STUDIO

Morning: MANAGING LOCATION LIGHTING

Location lighting can be tricky. While you can move lights around in the studio, you have to manage the lighting present at any given location. If you don't manage location lighting, you could wind up with hot spots, over/under-exposure, raccoon eyes, glare/flare, focus issues and other typical problems.

Basically you can really screw up a shot with poor location lighting skills.

This workshop answers the following questions:
- How do you identify light sources and their impact on your shot?
- How do you leverage strong front versus back-lighting?
- How you find good light sources on location?
- When should you use a fill card? A bounce card?
- When should you bring a strobe on location? When should you use ambient lighting on location?
- How do you properly expose for a location shot? With or without a lightmeter?
- How does location lighting affect camera settings, composition and crop?

This will be a presentation-style workshop with lots of image examples, discussion, and Q/A. I will walk you through the challenges I've faced at my location shoots, whether indoors or outdoors. My goal is to increase your comfort level for managing location lighting anywhere, anytime and still get great shots. Managing location lighting is critical for shooting outdoors especially when you don't have a studio yet still need to create powerful imagery for your clients.

This part of the LIVE class will also be broadcasted online as a webinar (see below).

Afternoon: STUDIO SHOOTING

We will cover the many of the studio setups that I use in my imagery. This allows you to hone your ability to "see light". We will also simulate some of the same lighting situations that you will encounter on location to practice your locaiton lighting management skills.

Day 2: LAGUNA BEACH "ICE HOUSE"

Morning: MODEL DIRECTION/INTERACTION

I have worked with hundreds of models. Models sent by the modeling agencies as young as 13 and accompanied by their mothers. But whether the model is a "New Face" or on the modeling agency's "Main Board" the expectations are the same. As a photographer, you must produce results.

And the expectations are even greater when it's a client-commissioned campaign versus a standard test. All eyes are on you and you've only got minutes to get "the shot". These high-pressure and time-sensitive shoots test your ability to direct the model to get results.

In all fairness there's no right or wrong answer. There are plenty of different methods to produce fantastic results. This workshop will specifically cover my techniques to create the looks that you see in my images. 

This workshop answers the following questions:

- What do you say to your models?
- What do you NOT say to your models?
- How do you get your models to move?
- What are the factors that allow a model to pose freely?
- How do you make your models comfortable with nudity?
- How do you get a New Face to open up and move like a supermodel?
- What attributes do you look for in a model to create the "best results"?
- How much freedom do you allow your models to move?
- What do you do with "difficult" models?

This will be a presentation & demonstration workshop with lots of image examples, discussion, live demonstration and Q/A. Through the years I have acquired a lot of learning lessons by making plenty of "rookie mistakes". My goal is that you sidestep those pitfalls and learn how to direct your models better. Of course I will be demonstrating LIVE how I actually shoot my models. Through demonstration you will observe the "subtle skills" of what I say, what I do, and how I move. My goal is to increase your confidence in shooting anyone, whether they're a newbie or a seasoned pro, and still get great shots!

This part of the LIVE class will also be broadcasted online as a webinar (see below).

Afternoon: LOCATION SHOOTING

There are so many locations to shoot throughout the house. You will be organized into small groups of 2-3 and I will guide you how to manage the location light to yield the best results. You'll be shooting all afternoon.



2-DAY LAGUNA BEACH ICE HOUSE & STUDIO WORKSHOP (includes live & rebroadcast of BOTH webinars below):
Fee: $1099 if registered before March 23th. $1299 thereafter.

Update: All live workshop spots SOLD OUT! Please see the remaining webinar slots below!

MANAGING LOCATION LIGHTING WEBINAR ONLY
Fee: $299
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MODEL INTERACTION/DIRECTION WEBINAR ONLY
Fee: $299
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2 WEBINAR PACKAGE (LOCATION LIGHTING & MODEL DIRECTION)
Fee: $549
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Cancellation policy:
100% refund if cancellation is 2 weeks or more prior to workshop.
50% refund if cancellation is less than 2 weeks but more than 1 week prior to workshop.
0% refund if cancellation is 1 weeks or less prior to workshop.

Location Day 1:
LUCIMA STUDIO
212 Kruse Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
+1-626-674-2858

Location Day 2:
Laguna Beach "Ice House"

Date/Time
Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7th, 2013,
9AM-5PM Saturday (Studio)
9AM-5PM Sunday (Laguna Beach Ice House)

The Ice House in action
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Click here to see my previous workshops!

General notes:

-Who is L U C I M A? I'm a fashion-editorial photographer based in Los Angeles (see www.lucima.com). I also teach at the New York Film Academy (Universal Studios campus) to 1-year and 2-year MFA photography students.

-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.

-Keeping the workshop small for more one-on-one attention. I will cap the attendance at 15.

Photographers should bring:
-Camera/assorted lenses
-Computer to follow along for post work
-Media cards. LOTS of them. And fast ones. Preferably 60mb/sec+.
-Something to take notes with

Q/A:
Will update more as inquiries come in!

Q: Where can I see more of the previous workshop results?
A: Please see our L U C I M A Workshop Facebook Group!

Q: Which airport should I fly into?
A: That depends. Since the workshop will be in Laguna Beach on Day 2 it depends when you are departing. The best airport near the studio would be Burbank (Bob Hope Airport) but there is a limited # of flights in and out of Burbank. Next probably LAX or Ontario. Ontario Int'l Airport is 29 miles and smaller so it's easier to get in and out of. Then you have LAX (a huge hub) is 37 miles away. For Laguna Beach (Orange County) there is the John Wayne Airport.

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! But chances are that they'll be the ones that you see most recently in my portfolio. See my tumblr blog for recent work!

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.

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, 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.

Q: Are we shooting on location?
A: We're going to be shooting at the Laguna Beach "Ice House" on the second day. The address will be given to you during day 1 of the workshop.

Feb 27 13 12:14 am Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Q: Are the webinars essentially videos of the actual workshops?

A: Not "videos" but the webinars for this workshop are the online versions of the actual workshop.

Basically if you can't come to the live workshop (physically) in Laguna Beach, you can participate remotely from wherever you are, at the same exact time as the live class throughout the weekend. You will "teleconference" into the workshop (via the Internet) and you'll see exactly what the live audience sees. You're getting exactly what the live audience gets and you'll see me, my shared computer screen, and demonstrations of me shooting (if you're doing the Model Direction/Interaction) class.

And of course by participating in the webinar you'll get to watch the rebroadcast of that webinar at any time in the future once it's uploaded.

Feb 27 13 11:18 pm Link

Photographer

Matthew Vin

Posts: 1

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Can't wait to work with all the talented people out there!

Feb 27 13 11:20 pm Link

Photographer

__dead account

Posts: 2

Afton, Wyoming, US

Hello!

I'm so excited for this! big_smile

Feb 28 13 06:19 pm Link

Photographer

Charles Barnes

Posts: 448

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I'm headed back to LA! Looking forward to this!

Mar 01 13 10:02 am Link

Photographer

POMERANTS

Posts: 123

Los Angeles, California, US

Had to do this one...couldn't pass it up.

Mar 01 13 03:00 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Looking forward to many familiar faces and some new ones! smile Cheers!

Mar 02 13 08:58 pm Link

Photographer

Javier Canseco

Posts: 1

Naucalpan, México, Mexico

Can't wait airplane ticket WS payed 1,23,.... Counting the days smile

Mar 03 13 07:50 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Glad you were finally approved on MM Javier! Welcome!

And yes, I'm counting the days too! smile

Mar 04 13 11:36 am Link

Model

Kristen Williams

Posts: 2

Dallas, Texas, US

Let me know if you ever need a model!

Mar 04 13 12:38 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Kristen Williams wrote:
Let me know if you ever need a model!

Thanks Kristen!

Mar 06 13 12:28 pm Link

Photographer

Rodney Alan

Posts: 126

San Diego, California, US

looking forward to this!  who the models?

Mar 07 13 11:11 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Rodney Alan wrote:
looking forward to this!  who the models?

Thanks Rodney! smile Give you a hint, you've already seen her smile

Mar 09 13 10:42 am Link

Photographer

REN LARA PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 44

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm counting the days..... save me a spot!!!!

Mar 10 13 12:05 pm Link

Photographer

CP_

Posts: 310

Seattle, Washington, US

I want to go to there! big_smile

Mar 11 13 09:45 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

CP_ wrote:
I want to go to there! big_smile

See you soon Caleb! big_smile

Mar 12 13 03:10 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

8 spots gone smile

Mar 14 13 10:01 am Link

Photographer

Rodney Alan

Posts: 126

San Diego, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Thanks Rodney! smile Give you a hint, you've already seen her smile

so that means its 1 out of 3128456759 models I've seen hmmmm that narrows it down smile

Mar 14 13 06:21 pm Link

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Thomas Tran

Posts: 362

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

why isn't this sold out yet?!?!

Mar 14 13 08:18 pm Link

Photographer

Silas_Middleton

Posts: 4

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Want to shoot even more and build up your portfolio?
I know I do. I asked Charles AKA Lucima if we could book the studio after day one that night.
So another round from 6pm-10pm - shooting with a batch of different models.
Charles will not be there - as this fine man needs some sleep for Day 2...
But we could do our own rotations.
Please tell me if you are keen on the idea. smile
It would cost more of course, hire studio, book more models (Lucima recommended quality approved)... smile
I'm keen. I'm in. Beats sitting in a hotel room alone.

Mar 14 13 10:08 pm Link

Model

M KAY Hailey RAY

Posts: 14

Los Angeles, California, US

ID LOVE TO BE A PART OF THIS!
Check my profile, and let me know smile

M kay

Mar 14 13 11:54 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks for the offer M kay! smile

Mar 16 13 09:44 pm Link

Photographer

BAYHAN Photo

Posts: 4

San Francisco, California, US

Just registered, see u there.

Sehmuz

Mar 18 13 09:51 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

BAYHAN Photo wrote:
Just registered, see u there.

Sehmuz

Looking forward to it Sehmuz! Will be good to see you again! smile

Mar 19 13 09:25 pm Link

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Ronzphoto

Posts: 1

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US

I'm a little new to this, this looks like an amazing opportunity and I'm trying to make sure I can travel these dates to attend.  Any indicator on what models we would be working with?  thats one of the main things I'd be paying for is the opportinity to shoot with some experienced models.

Mar 20 13 06:54 am Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Ronzphoto  wrote:
I'm a little new to this, this looks like an amazing opportunity and I'm trying to make sure I can travel these dates to attend.  Any indicator on what models we would be working with?  thats one of the main things I'd be paying for is the opportinity to shoot with some experienced models.

One of the models:
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3 days left before price increase smile

Mar 20 13 10:50 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Another one of the models:
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2 days smile

Mar 21 13 11:09 pm Link

Photographer

Edward Quin

Posts: 1

Temecula, California, US

This looks like a great learning opportunity for me, Charles. I will message you with a few questions.

Mar 22 13 12:57 pm Link

Photographer

liddellphoto

Posts: 1801

London, England, United Kingdom

Are the webinars also for download? Time differences and poor internet connections in the UK make this important!

Mar 23 13 06:23 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

liddellphoto wrote:
Are the webinars also for download? Time differences and poor internet connections in the UK make this important!

The webinars are conducted live AND you will get to download them later as a rebroadcast. So regardless the connection and time difference you can be a part of the Model Direction/Interaction webinar and the Managing Location Lighting webinar.

So if you can't make the live workshop, the webinars are the way to go! smile

Mar 23 13 10:48 am Link

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liddellphoto

Posts: 1801

London, England, United Kingdom

L U C I M A wrote:

The webinars are conducted live AND you will get to download them later as a rebroadcast. So regardless the connection and time difference you can be a part of the Model Direction/Interaction webinar and the Managing Location Lighting webinar.

So if you can't make the live workshop, the webinars are the way to go! smile

Thanks, I wasn't sure if rebroadcast meant a re-watch live stream or actual download.

Mar 23 13 11:20 am Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

liddellphoto wrote:

Thanks, I wasn't sure if rebroadcast meant a re-watch live stream or actual download.

Got your payment Mark! Looking forward to working with you on Sunday! smile

Mar 23 13 11:27 am Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Only 3 spots left! smile

Mar 23 13 04:45 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Another model:
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Mar 23 13 08:51 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

2 spots left! smile

Mar 24 13 05:08 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

1 spot left!!! smile

Mar 24 13 10:39 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Q: I may not able to make it on April 6th for online workshop.  I would like to know how does the re-cast work.  Do you have a link of where to purchase the re-cast?  Do we paid before the workshop or after?  Thank you.

A: The payment for the workshop lets you register an account that can access the recorded version of the live workshop from lucima.com indefinitely. So you can watch it as often as you want and as many times as you want (as long as you don't share the video)! You will also have all the controls that Vimeo provides; play,  pause,  fast forward,  rewind,  HD 1080,  etc.

Here's the 1st day

Here's the 2nd day

Here's the discount for both days

I would suggest you buy the discount if you can't make Day 1, but then this allows you to attend Day 2 and watch both rebroadcasts whenever you want.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Mar 25 13 07:51 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

While we still have 1 spot left, I know many of you can't clear your calendars to fly out to LA on such short notice. Please check out the webinars in the first post and join us live on the Internet for our Model Direction/Interaction and Managing Location Light webinars! smile

Mar 26 13 08:47 pm Link

Photographer

Rodney Alan

Posts: 126

San Diego, California, US

counting down, less than 10 days out smile

so excited!

Mar 27 13 12:32 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

SM Fotographia wrote:
Want to shoot even more and build up your portfolio?
I know I do. I asked Charles AKA Lucima if we could book the studio after day one that night.
So another round from 6pm-10pm - shooting with a batch of different models.
Charles will not be there - as this fine man needs some sleep for Day 2...
But we could do our own rotations.
Please tell me if you are keen on the idea. smile
It would cost more of course, hire studio, book more models (Lucima recommended quality approved)... smile
I'm keen. I'm in. Beats sitting in a hotel room alone.

You can see more details with the discussion here and chime in if interested! http://www.facebook.com/groups/185656974814125/

Mar 28 13 12:11 am Link