It will be for you a chance to test and develop your skills with the help of our teacher Luca Monti. You will gain confidence and experience working with professionals models, creative make-up artist and stylist.
Luca will teach you also the right light set-up and the way to collaborate with the other creatives to get better pictures.
Outline of the day - Discussion and decision on the shoot concept: model’s make-up and hair are done accordingly, also with the ideas of our stylist. We will work with a professional fashion model.
- Introduction to lighting and light set ups focus on our ideas for the shoot.
- Lighting set up: during the workshop we will show to you at least 2 different light set up, you will also receive the written explanation of it.
- Shooting. Everyone has their time to be the main photographer and shoot using thelighting and direct the model. The rest of the group can either keep on shooting or assist the main photographer.
- Creative shooting and composition tips.
Then we will be happy to receive your best pictures of the shooting, upload it on our Gallery and comment it with any advices for your postproduction!
Our Tutor - Luca Monti is an award-winning fashion and creative photographer. He is also a very well known printer for many of the most important photographers worldwide.
Luca was born in Roma, 1972. His career as an artist began whilst still at High School, and shortly following, offered solo and collective shows at the age of sixteen.
Luca has now been working in the photography industry for over 25 years; and is also continually active with events and talks, and invited to judge photography competitions.
Luca has been successfully teaching photography workshops for most of his career, refining and adapting his teaching techniques, collaborating with famous photography schools in Rome, Paris, NYC and in London and with a professional and talented creative team of models, wardrobe stylists, make-up artists and hair stylists.
- Presentation and introduction to the workshop
- Outline of make up and styling
- Briefing on how to prepare the studio set
- Explanation of the light setup
- First shooting session
- 10 minutes break and variation of the light setup
- Second shooting session
- Final thoughts
Key Features :
- Exploring unusual lighting techniques and light modifiers
- Building a complete scenography
- Using different materials for your shoots in a creative way
- Emphasising the storytelling of your photographs
Focus on technique : Color Workflow
One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness and texture. That’s an art, absolutely, and often a quite technical challenge.
Every camera reads color differently. Whether it’s because of that camera’s color signature sensor readout or its white balance algorithm, there will be variations from one camera to another, even if it’s the same model. Different lenses will also affect the color differently.
That is why color management should be an important part of any photographer’s workflow, and although white-balancing in camera or in post using grey cards can help get you there, a color profiler system like X-Rite Color Checker Passport is probably one of the best ways to get the most accurate colors out of your camera and your images.
In summary, I now regard the X-Rite Color Checker Passport as a must-have – a standard part of my field kit. It’s a simple as that.
Requirements - It is not important which camera you will bring along with you and we are very keen to welcome film cameras whether it is a 35mm camera or a medium format camera, arrangements can be made to hire cameras if you don’t own one or if you want to try something different, please ask when booking.
If you have a Compact, Hybrid or Bridge camera you can still take part in this course, we guarantee to show how to get fantastic pictures with all types of cameras.
We suggest to have a lens that will allow you to crop to half length and full length figure. This would ideally be a 24-70mm (Full frame) or 18-55mm (APS size).
We will provide you with a RF trigger to work with the studio flashes in our studio if you don’t have your own.
No need to worry, just bring your creativity and your passion for photography !
Time: from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Model: for this workshop will be Emilia