Fashion Photography Workshops Los Angeles
PRIVATE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
- Two day private workshop one on one with Jason Christopher.
- Learn at your own pace. I will tailor your workshop to your needs.
- Each day will include a model and make up artist.
- You will learn MY lighting techniques and styles that apply to fashion advertising photography and editorial photography.
- You will learn how to direct a model and take control of YOUR shoot.
- One day in studio lighting and one day outdoor location lighting.
- Hands on experience by actually shooting the model and you take home hi res images on a DVD !
- Learn how to get models from agencies, marketing yourself and business tips such as usage for your images, how to use contracts and negotiate.
Book your two day workshop now for $2,000.00 For your convenience you can use Pay Pal to reserve your workshop for $250.00
UPDATE: My private photography workshops are going strong ! A wonderful woman Sofia, came all the way up from Mexico. She is more of a portrait photographer but also wanted to learn a little bit of fashion so we shot in studio and outdoors. I took her to the Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills. Instead of lugging a bunch of lighting gear out there she wanted to learn how to use an on camera flash. When we first start out we don’t always have the resources of getting an assistant. So for this shot we mounted her flash on a light stand. I also mounted a 3 foot by 2 foot white board to the stand and bounced the flash into the board. So we ended up with a nice soft light that didn’t look like harsh on camera flash. The stand was about 4 feet away off camera left and about 4 feet away from the model. This photo has NOT been edited, it is right out of the camera.
This next photo is of Sofia shooting Olga the fashion model. Sofia was shooting with Nikon gear and her on camera flash with a Stofen cover on the flash head. We all had a great time and Sofia learned many new techniques that she will implement into her shooting without having to spend a fortune on gear and also Sofia learned that shooting alone without an assistant is VERY possible.
UPDATE : ! Had another great private photography workshop last weekend with a super nice guy who came allllllll the way out from Ottawa Canada ! He also signed up for three days not just the two days !
The first day of the workshop I went over portfolio set up, size of prints, how they should be organized etc. I say “they” because you should have a portfolio for each one of your specialties. Dave has only been shooting for 4 months and he is very good. Aside from being creatively talented you must also know the business and how it works. I explained contracts and what should be included. We talked about how to get real models to shoot for your portfolio, how to direct them etc. I also covered tax write offs and most important I taught him about usage ! USAGE USAGE USAGE ! Dave had no idea he should be charging usage fees. So I really covered many areas on the business side that will increase his business sales. I then prepped him for the shoot with the model on the second day.
Most photographers these days when they are just starting out will build an in home photography studio which is a great idea. But many really don’t know how to go about it to make it practical and useful for everyone on the team, make up artist etc. So instead of renting a studio we shot in my home studio. We started the day with showing Dave how to direct a make up artist, what looks good with certain outfits. My make up artist explained about the different foundations etc. Dave gained a wealth of information seeing how I have set up my studio and how I have made it work for me. So I shot the model first. It was a great way for Dave to observe how I direct the model, what I say to the model, and basically how I conduct a fashion shoot.
So now you can see my in home studio. Obviously for large commercial shoots I rent a very large photography studio in LA, but for workshops, head shots etc. you’re in home studio will work perfectly !
You can see that we used a two light set up. That light that is facing Dave is for the flare.
And here is the final shot not retouched btw. Dave did a great job and absorbed everything I taught him. Stay tuned for the third day !
The third day of our fashion photography workshop involved learning how to light on location mixing the sun with your off camera flash and really using it off camera instead of mounting it on your camera. One of the really cool things we did was mounted Dave’s Canon flash on a c-stand bounced into a Photoflex umbrella ! One of the benefits of mounting the flash to a c stand with the arm is that you can boom it out at any angle you want and of course you don’t end up with a photo that looks like you used harsh on camera flash.
We spent the whole day experimenting and just shooting, shooting and shooting. I would observe Dave as he photographed the model and suggest different things to say to the model as he was shooting. We had a nice lunch and ended up with great photos. Dave is a great guy and learned so much. Dave gave his testimonial however if there is something specific you would like to ask him about his three day workshop please don’t hesitate to email him. His email is email@example.com and as always I encourage you to email or call me if you would like more information.