WPPI Platform Picks: Lighting & Posing

16 Feb

Light, weather, location, environment, gear, f-Stop, aperture, motion, emotion, gesture, a connection, a spark; there’s an infinite number of variables that go into not just making a great photo, but truly capturing a moment. It’s a delicate balance – and such a rewarding feeling when the stars align.

The thing is, rainstorms, crowds of people, challenging spaces, stress and more, can create extremely challenging circumstances, but that doesn’t mean you can throw in the towel. Some of these things you learn to work with – but there are others – like lighting and posing – where we as photographers do have some control. This post is dedicated to, both literally and figuratively, seeing the light, as well as commanding, creating, capturing and captivating with it!

The speakers in our Lighting and Posing Platform Picks are experienced, visionary photographers who take charge and create amazing work, and will educate and inspire you to be prepared as well!


Clay Blackmore

What? Creating the Portrait
When? February 21, 3:00-5:00 pm
Why? Portraits, posing, lighting and refining, techniques, live demo, create images from the heart, marketing, sales

Michael Grecco

What? Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait
When? February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm
Why? Portraits, techniques for creating light and shadow, stylistic and dramatic images, specialty lighting, live demo, Q&A

Michael Grecco | http://michaelgrecco.com


Louis Pang

What? Guerilla Lighting: Fast and Furious
When? February 22, 8:00-10:00 am
Why? Managing light, achieving great results regardless of adverse lighting conditions, TTL speedlights, modifiers and color gels

Nancy Emmerich & Rose Coleman

What? Bringing Sexy Back to the Studio
When? February 22, 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Why? Portraits, high school seniors, workflow, pricing, creativity

Nancy Emmerich | http://studioartblog.com

Roberto Valenzuela

What? Break It Down!
When? February 22, 3:00-5:00 pm
Why? Finding opportunity in challenging situations, creative ideas for posing and locations based on colors, geometric shapes, balance, angles, symmetry and more

Roberto Valenzuela | hwww.robertovalenzuelaphotography.com

Bambi Cantrell

What? Focus on Fabulous—Weddings
When? February 22, 3:30-5:30 pm
Why? Lighting, posing, fashion, drama, creating captivating images quickly

Mike Fulton & Cody Clinton

What? Wireless Flash Tips and Tricks
When? February 22, 6:30-8:30 pm
Why? Wireless flash and video lighting techniques, studio lighting anywhere anytime, simple techniques

Mike Fulton & Cody Clinton | http://www.tricoastphoto.com


David & Quin Cheung

What? Guerrilla Lighting for the Real World
When? February 24, 9:00-11:00 am
Why? Off-camera and dramatic lighting, minimal gear, working with success with tight timelines and stress

David & Quin Cheung | http://www.dqstudios.com

Don’t forget, these classes are included with your WPPI registration, and you can secure a seat for up to five classes in advance with Preboard to avoid long lines and waiting.


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