The Canadian Photographers Network is very proud to announce that we are partnering with acclaimed photographer Martin Prihoda to bring his Big Lights Far Away workshop and lecture to Toronto this summer! As a special bonus, we have also negotiated a discount for readers of CanPhoto.Net. Please see the discount link below for more details.
Martin Prihoda is a Canadian born advertising and fashion editorial photographer currently living and working in Mumbai, India. He is a regular contributor to many international magazines and has shot covers for GQ, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Verve as well as fashion features for Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
The Lecture and Workshop:
Martin’s workshop series is called Big Lights Far Away, and he has conducted them around the world, most recently in Australia and at the Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. The lecture and workshop will teach advanced lighting techniques and light theory, as well as the use of important photo equipment such as power packs and light modifiers.
The lecture will be loaded with lots of great information, but the 2-day, hands-on, Big Lights Far Away workshop will be one of the most effective ways of learning the skills necessary to take your photography from advanced amateur to professional quality.
In the intimate and intensive lecture and workshops Martin will answer the questions:
1. Why use big lights?
2. Why put them far away?
The physical properties of light are predictable and once you master them, you will be able to apply them powerfully and practically to your photography. Practical knowledge and experience in using multi-light setups is key to making your photos pop, and this course is designed to do just that. Join Martin as he dissects his photos and discusses his commercial shoots from the ground up.
We will start the workshop with a 3 hour evening class session for viewing & discussing Martin’s work. We will then begin discussing lighting theory and why light acts on a subject the way it does. This session will include using/placing light modifiers, balancing ambient and strobe light in an outdoor setting and working with your subject.
We will be shooting two assignments on this day.
Assignment 1: Photographing a CEO for an Annual Report. In this module, students will use advanced lighting techniques to photograph a CEO for the cover of an Annual Report. Final images will be expected to look professional, creative and well lit.
Assignment 2: Photographing a music band/musicians for the cover of a contemporary rock magazine. In this module, students will be expected to create edgy, haunting, exciting and visually stimulating images for the cover of a popular rock magazine. Martin will act as Photo Editor and Art Director, over seeing the shoot in a realistic client setting.
Assignment 3: Outdoor Fashion shoot for a leading women’s magazine (Eg: Vogue, Elle). In this module students will be expected to do a cover shoot for a leading women’s magazine as well as 2 or 3 inside fashion story type shots. Students will work with a professional model to create imagery that is highly stylized.
Then we finally return to class for a review session of images and of the experience on location before we wrap up and call it a day.
You are a very confident camera user. You may be a passionate amateur photographer, aspiring professional, photographer’s assistant or professional aiming to sharpen your skills. You want to be introduced to new techniques that challenge you both technically and creatively and have an opportunity to work with professional grade equipment. You are also interested in being introduced to the process of professional photography from planning to finished image. You are confident user of lighting set ups. You are aiming to improve your techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and creative approaches. You are interested in learning how a professional photographer uses lighting to solve problems and create the desired outcome.
What to bring:
Your DSLR. Lenses that cover the range of 14-200. A Pocket Wizard if you have one.
Early bird prices are in effect until June 1st, 2012. To purchase tickets and for complete pricing information please visit the BLFA website: http://blfa.ca/blfa-toronto-2012/
BLFA – Workshop August 4 & 5 – Early Bird CA$1,190.00, Handling Fee CA$9.95, HST CA$155.99
BLFA – Lecture August 3 – Early Bird CA$75.00, Handling Fee CA$2.87, HST CA$10.12
Special offer for readers of CanPhoto.Net:
Sign up for our newsletter using the link below and receive coupon codes worth $100 off the Workshop and $15 off the Lecture (Workshop tickets include the lecture).
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To see Martin’s portfolios in depth, please visit his website!