This masterclass introduces a new location and model to you.
The Mezz, Black Dyke Mill Queensbury
This is a traditional mill, with huge open space, lots of windows, girders and interest throughout. We’ve got access to 3 rooms with 3 different feels so lots of new backgrounds for you to explore and work with.
An experienced model, Hannah has a fantastic portfolio, a wide range of looks which we can choose from, has lots of experience with workshops and is great to work with. The images on this page are all from our rekke shoot at The Mez.
What we’ll learn
The masterclass assumes that you are technically sound with cameras and flash and just want more experience and guidance with the creative side of photography.
Our goal will be to help in these areas:-
- finding good locations in the Mill – and there are plenty
- Planning the lighting – what size of lights, positioning, using the ambient light etc.
- Fine-tuning the lighting settings
- Working with Hannah
Also, a lot of the “look” of an image comes in the editing – so we’ll spend time showing you how to use LIGHTROOM, PHOTOSHOP and ON1 EFFECTS to add tone, texture and atmosphere to the images to make them truly “pop”
So do bring along your laptops if you have them, if not we’ll do some guided editing using the projector.
Things we’ll cover are:-
- Using the “Basic” panel to get the mood right
- Using colour profiles (or lookup tables)
- Fine-tuning with Curves
- Adding tones with Colour Curves
- Luminocity Masks in Photoshop
- Adding textures in ON1 EFFECTS
Who is this for?
This is aimed at 3 people with experience with flash and portraiture who want to take both their lighting and editing to the next level – it’ll be less about “settings” and more about light positioning, shoot location and fine-tuning the look – both on the shoot and the edit. Lets start with a vision of what we want, then work together to make it happen.
If you are less experienced with flash but still want to come along – please get in touch, we won’t have time to explain all the flash power settings, but you can still learn a lot from watching it being set up and can still get lots of great photographs for your portfolio.
Format of the day
We’ll break the day up into 3 or 4 mini-shoots, as time dictates
Each mini shoot will have:-
- a different outfit and look
- a different location in the Mez – can be the same room, just a background change
- a different member of the team “driving” the lighting (with Ade’s help – and input from the others)
- a review on the computers to see what we’ve captured
This gives us time to relax, grab a coffee and for Hannah to get changed into a new outfit ready for the next on.