Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly presents a weekend workshop, "Location Photography & Lighting" with internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally.
For the first time ever, this workshop is being offered in the popular weekend format.
Set in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand your visual horizons under the guidance of one of the great masters in contemporary photography. Take part and experience a renewed sense of energy, inspiration and vitality in your photography.
Joe McNally is a sought after lecturer and teacher at scores of international seminars. Joe was described by American Photo magazine as "perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today" and was listed as one of the 100 most important people in photography.
In January 1999, Kodak and Photo District News honored Joe by inducting him into their Legends Online archive. In 2001, Nikon Inc. bestowed upon him a similar honor when he was placed on their website’s prestigious list of photographers noted as "Legends Behind the Lens".
This workshop, designed for experienced photographers who want to become more proficient in the use of light on location, is about learning how to size up a location and find the best angles and light for the assignment.
Workshop course description provided by Joe McNally:
Much of what professional photographers are called on to do is done on location, including scouting a location, using existing and artificial light creatively, and dealing with physical space.
We explore the use of natural and artificial light, reflectors, strobes, and tungsten to light and photograph portraits, interiors, exteriors, large and small spaces, street scenes, and people in all types of situations and locales.
Our emphasis is on how to "write" with lighting and how to use lighting techniques to shape the mood and color of a photograph. We explore color temperature, ways of working with natural light and strobe, and how to mix the two effectively.
Joe discusses lighting issues that arise in the field when using small, on-camera speed lights, as well as the issues of huge productions. Other topics covered include gaining access to locations, methods for covering magazine assignments, the CEO portrait, corporate annual reports, computer terminals, difficult corporate interiors, multiple exposures, and blending a variety of techniques and approaches.
Working in the studio and on location, we photograph specific assignments. By the end of the weekend, participants have confidence in their ability to use light and lighting systems in a variety of conditions.
Much of what pros are called on to do is done on location. Learning how to scout a location, use existing and artificial light creatively, and deal with physical space is what you are hired to do. This class will teach you how to size up a location, find the best angles and light best suited to the assignment.
Please note: There is a $95 discount for all regisrations completed before September 1st, 2010.
Joe McNally shoots assignments for magazines, ad agencies, & graphic design firms.
Clients include Sports Illustrated , ESPN Magazine , National Geographic, Life, Time, Fortune, New York Magazine, GEO, Golf Digest , Discover , Men’s Journal , New York Stock Exchange, Target, Sony, GE, Nikon, Lehman Brothers, & PNC Bank.
In addition to having been a recipient of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for outstanding magazine photography, McNally has been honored numerous times by several of the following: Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Photo District News, Pictures of the Year, The World Press Photo Foundation, The Art Director' Club, American Photo, and Graphis.
Joe’s teaching credentials include: the Eddie Adams Workshop, the National Geographic Masters of Contemporary Photography, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Smithsonian Institute Masters of Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Maine Photo Workshops, Department of Defense Worldwide Military Workshops, and the Disney Institute.
He has also worked on numerous "Day in the Life" projects. One of McNally’s most notable large scale projects, "Faces of Ground Zero - Giant Polaroid Collection", has become known as one of the most primary and significant artistic responses to the tragedy at the World Trade Center.
Visit McNally's website for more information and to see his iconic photography:
Basic to Intermediate photography and lighting knowledge required.
Maximum 15 participants.
Bring your film or digital SLR camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.
All model and location fees. Course content as outlined above. Use of our digital facilities to view, edit and print your images. Refreshments each day.
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If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:
For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.
For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)
For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.
For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.
Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.
Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35
VPW can give no refunds:
If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.
Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.
Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.
|Class||Dates||Time||Early-Bird Discount Ends||Location||Tuition||Registration|
|Fri Night & Weekend||Nov 19th, 2010||7pm-10pm||September 1st, 2010||VPW Studios||$950 CDN +HST||Click Here to Register|
|Nov 20th & 21st, 2010||10am-6pm|
|TBA||TBA, 2011||TBA||TBA, 2011||VPW Studios||Click Here for Wait List|