Date: April 22-23, 2023
Location: Houston, TX
Total Cost: $3000
This workshop is for photographers that want to understand how to create fine art portraits. Over our two days together, we will spend time understanding how to create high-end portraits from a small budget. We will spend the first day shopping at various stores so that each participant can create a custom look for their model.
This intensive is limited to 4 attendees to provide maximum guidance and direction. We will learn how to use everyday items to build your story and imagery. You will watch how I pull looks together, as well as be in the room to hear how I guide others.
We will have a Project Runway feel of shopping to craft items into vogue looks. The day will start early to catch many yard sales happening in the neighborhood. We will discuss fabrics I like to use, items that complete a vision, unique items to pull a look together. Clients should plan on spending a couple hundred dollars on items to create their look and take home for their own personal studio wardrobe.
7:30: Welcome / Introductions / Breakfast
8am: Discussion: How to Visualize Your Creative Shoot
9am: Garage Sales
11am: Antique store
12pm: Lunch / Discussion: Creating with Fabric
1pm: Discussion: Creating a Wardrobe Under $150
2pm: Fabric Store
5pm: End of Day
We will work with 4 models (a model for each attendee) to create a custom look and execute each vision in camera. Prior to the intensive, attendees will provide information on the type of model they want for their portfolio, and I will have models ready to execute that vision. Attendees will capture all models and creative shoots.
8am: Models in Hair and Makeup
9am: Florals Halo Demonstration / Installation (tentative)
10am: Attendees complete designs for sets, wardrobe, choose backdrops, etc.
12pm: Working Lunch / Models ready for styling and direction
1pm: Creative shoot 1
2pm: Creative shoot 2
3pm: Creative shoot 3
4pm: Creative shoot 4
5pm: Wrap-Up Q&A
What You Need:
- All attendees need a DSLR camera
- I prefer the following lenses, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
- Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode
- Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel and airfare
- I can provide a list of the closest hotels to the studio upon booking
- Attendees should plan to fly into Bush Intercontinental Airport
- Attendees can look for hotels closest to zip code 77070
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