Florida's Birding & Photo Fest official guide 2018 - Page 15

Portraits Unplugged | Field Workshop Portraits with Flash: Instruction and Demo | Photography Seminar Meeting Location: Downtown Square (Gazebo), 24 Cathedral Place THURSDAY 6:30 TO 9:30 A.M. Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 3 Price: $100 | Max. No. of People: 15 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced Portraits Unplugged is all about natural light, nothing technical or mechanical with reflectors and diffusers as our only tools. Bobbi teaches you how to find and work with natural light to make flattering and dynamic portraits of any subject. The beauty of available light is its ability to describe your subject from powerful and strong to soft and creamy. We work on capturing the essence of the people by the use of posing, expressions, tonality, composition, color, backgrounds and props. Bobbi shows you how to work with all kinds of light: hard, soft, bounced, window, “garage door”, reflected, diffused, etc. Supervised shooting with models. Suggested Gear List: Medium telephoto lens (85mm or longer for full frame, 60mm or longer for crop frame) SATURDAY 3 TO 4:30 P.M. Posing and Directing People | Photography Seminar Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 3 FRIDAY 3 TO 4:30 P.M. Price: $25 | Max No of People: 30 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced The two biggest challenges facing portrait photographers are how to guide the sub- ject into a pleasing and effective pose, and communicating and directing them to achieve real expressions. This class breaks these areas down into essential and usable techniques. The use of hands, head tilts, props, and hats as well as hiding physical defects is demonstrated. We will demonstrate many classic and effective poses for men and women, individual and couples, kids and families. The photographer/subject relationship is delicate, so the art of listening and asking questions is a major factor in gaining the trust of your client. Through the use of scripting and practice sessions between the participants, we will discover the best ways to relax and relate to your clients. We discuss how to overcome both the photographers’ concerns and the client’s fears or nervousness, the discovery process, building the teamwork and speaking respectfully to the client in order to guide the photographic session. Suggested Gear List: Medium telephoto lens (85mm or longer for full frame, 60mm or longer for crop frame) Festival Organizer Note About Field Workshops: We want you to enjoy and learn as much as you can in your field workshops. Therefore, it is important to arrive early and have all of your gear ready to go so you do not miss out or hold up the group. Each field workshop will begin with a 10 minute overview of the subject and techniques. Suggested gear lists are included with each field workshop. 15 Price: $25 | Max. No. People: 30 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced This class is a step-by-step guide on how to use speed lights, or portable flash, to make an effective portrait, both in the studio and on l