UPDATE: After a great first workshop we're happy to have Renee return in April!
This unique workshop features advanced lighting training on Day 1 followed by high-end retouching and compositing training on Day 2. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an internationally published and renown photographer and digital artist, right here in town!
Exclusive Profoto lighting equipment for this workshop will be provided by Beau Photo.
For more details on what will be covered each day, please see the 'Detailed Workshop Agenda' below.
Please note: This Workshop is limited to only 10 students. Register early to avoid disappointment!
We spend the morning going over set etiquette, inspiration, posing, understanding composition, what to watch for when creating composite images, and the importance of story telling.
We then shoot a portrait set and a full length series, with the full length shot intended for doing composite work.
Sometimes we also include shooting the background for our workshop, depending on the average skill of the students and the availability to an interesting location or set (we did this recently in Amsterdam with a model on a chessboard set). If not, I have a selection of stock images that I can distribute to the class.
The entire day is spent in Photoshop. We cover the skills for beautiful portrait retouching in a non-destructive fashion. We cover importance of using brushes, layer masking, dodge and burning, colorizing, makeup retouching, and hair repair.
In the afternoon we create our composite image. We utilize the skills we learned in the morning for portrait retouching and apply them, as well as begin to bring in our background elements and create a seamless transition from a studio shot image to something out of fantasy.
The class is designed to make you think about your art before you click the shutter, and have a clear design in mind before you walk into the studio for your next shoot.
Visit Renne's website for more information and to see her captivating photography:
Intermediate photography and Photoshop knowledge suggsted.
Maximum 10 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.
Workshop description as outlined above.
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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.
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