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NASHVILLE – Don’t Be Afraid of the Light Workshop April 1 – April 2 2013

 

Ask yourself this:

  • Are you a natural light photographer?
  • Do you struggle with flash?
  • Are your images not as good as you would like?
  • Have you ever wanted to try something new photographically?
  • Do you have trouble posing subjects?
  • Do you want to keep your photography fresh?


 

 

REGISTRATION $750 | REGISTER HERE

 

NASHVILLE TN | APRIL 1 – APRIL 2. 2013

 


Chuck Arlund in Nashville!

25 person limit.

Senior Portraits, Boudoir, Wedding

Let’s make them sexy. 

2 day workshop “Don’t be afraid of the light”

Demystify lighting using Natural, Strobe and Continuous lighting.  In this workshop you will go back to the basics to be able to fully understand how to use lighting properly. We will also discuss theory on composition and design in photography.  You will come away understanding why, not just how to light your subjects.  We will have models available during the photo sessions, where you will be given the opportunity to work with them and lighting while Chuck coaches and mentors. The best way to learn is to jump in and just do it!

To make it fun, we will conduct photo assignments like we did in college. This will allow us to focus on certain aspects of the photographic process. We will have fun critique to help understand aspects within the photograph. There are also a number of giveaways from companies like RADIOPOPPER, MILLERS LAB, FUNDY SOS, MARATHON PRESS  


AGENDA

 

DAY ONE DAY TWO
  • Introductions
  • Review of Day one and questions answered
  • Basic photographic theory. Composition and design
  • Introduction to 2 lights and theory
  • Natural and reflective light
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Multiple light scenarios + Advanced Lighting
  • Introduction to flash, One light scenarios
  • Dynamic reception lighting
  • Individual posing
  • Processing, workflow and business application
  • Shootout and critique | Intro processing
  • Constant light
  • Optional Dinner and Movie night
  • Critique
  • Styles shot this day: Senior and Wedding
  • Styles shot this day: Senior and Boudoir
Exact schedule is subject to change



Supply List:

Camera, Lens and speedlight is you have them, Laptop or computer, jump-drive, inspire board (your aspirations), 5 images to be critiqued

Topics Covered:

Photographic:

  • Photographic Theory
  • Composition and Design
  • Posing, individual and group
  • Exposure and camera mechanics review
  • Photo history and inspiration

Lighting:

  • Natural, using mirrors and reflectors
  • Flash manual
  • Flash ETTL
  • Proper metering | Lighting subtlety
  • Multiple light setups | Effective reception lighting
  • Off Camera Flash outside & inside
  • Making On Camera Flash look like Off Camera Flash

Workflow & Business

  • Dramatic editing techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom without spending a lifetime messing with images
  • How to approach Photoshop from a darkroom point of view | Less is more
  • Proper costs and selling of your work
  • Marketing tips that have worked for me

Lunch is provided - we might go grab some Pizza.

Hotel Information:

Coming soon. Working on getting some discount rates.

 


Behind the scenes at Don’t be Afraid of the Light in Kansas City September 2011
Blake RomneyJanuary 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Hello,
I signed up for the upcoming workshop in April, but never got a email conformation. Just making sure my name is on the list?

ChuckieJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Blake, you’re signed up. Thank you.

Announcing a Off Camera Light Primer. December 30th $175

This all started with a Christmas card image I posted on Facebook. I had a lot of people asking about it and the lighting. All of a sudden I am offering a basic lighting class at the end of December. I marketed it on Facebook locally and we have a few coming. There is still a few spots available if anyone is interested.

PRICE: $175

LOCATION|DATE: Kansas City, December 30th 2012

 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Christmas Card

It is only $175. I will cover the basics of lighting. Power, Distance and Placement. I will teach you how to feel comfortable using your flash or studio strobe with confidence.

It is Sunday December 30th from 10am to 3pm. In Kansas City. We might go eat something after. Possibly at the Gallery!

This is a light primer. Pretty basic stuff but essential if you want o move on and really master lighting.

I hope some of you will join me.

Send me a message if you have any questions.

Here is a video showing me shooting something for a project I am working on. Im using lighting outside to create a studio effect anywhere. This on top of a parking lot. After this class, you will be able to understand how to do this.

 

Interview with Sandy Puc

Today I was featured on Sandy Puc University. First, go to her forum and check out all of the wonderful photographic learning material she has. http://forum.sandypucuniversity.com/forums/forum.php

I want to thank her for getting my name out to so many photographers I would have never had the chance to meet. I’m not to great at being interviewed and she has a knack of making me and anyone very comfortable.

I’m writing this post to hopefully field some of the questions  that we might not have been able to get to.

Please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer.

Here are a couple of the links that were discussed.

First my book. Please go take a look.
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/413708/follow 

My Facebook artist page. Unfortunately Facebook only allows so many friends. Here is my Artist page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chuck-Arlund/60617798896?ref=hl

 

And my project. I Wanna Photograph You .com.  Just take a look.

 

Thanks again everyone for your support.

Thanks Sandy for everything you do.

Chuck

Off Camera Flash – 101, Don’t Be Afraid of the Light

REGISTER HERE

NOVEMBER 11 (Sunday) or 12 (Monday) 2012. 9:30am – 6:00pm | KANSAS CITY MO
If you choose Sunday, you can go again Monday if you want.


“I need to get an edge up on my competition”,  “I need the Wow factor”, “I’m a natural light photographer, and I just don’t get this flash thing”

If this sounds familiar,  this is the class for you.

ASK YOURSELF THIS:

  • Are you a natural light photographer?
  • Do you struggle with flash?
  • Are your images not as good as you would like?
  • Have you ever wanted to try something new photographically?
  • Do you have trouble posing subjects?
  • Do you want to keep your photography fresh?
I teach with a very hands on method. I will do everything I can for you to learn the techniques so you know EXACTLY what is going on. I DO NOT just set up a scene and hand you a trigger. YOU set up your own scenes and situations.
Demystify lighting using Natural, Strobe and Continuous lighting.  In this workshop you will go back to the basics to be able to fully understand how to use lighting properly. We will also discuss theory on composition and design in photography.  You will come away understanding why, not just how to light your subjects.
Only 15 spots available. 

A few Testimonials: 

Cindy Harter Sims I loved learning from you in NYC it was a fabulous workshop and you were so willing to share anything anyone wanted to learn;)

Jennifer Johanson Sherwood Your OCF workshop was my favorite part of WPPI 2012! I can only imagine how much more you might have taught us if you’d felt better:)

Sherry Lynn Rickard Honestly Chuckie rocks his OCF….. but his teaching style… is dynamite! Your mind will explode with new ideas and in-site! Rock it with the man!

Kevin Gibson-Photography Chuckie wanted a testimonial so I’ll throw this out there. After a few sessions of watching and listening to Chuckie at After Dark KC I was able to go out and shoot one of my favorite senior sessions ever. I walked up to the shoot with a strobe, a vagabond, and a meter, and I walked away with confidence knowing I nailed it.

Philip Hogue Chuckie just has a way of explaining OCF so it just makes sense! (And he is just freaking cool and fun on top of it.) He teaches you not only how to use light, he teaches you how to make it simple.

Steve PalmerOctober 2, 2012 - 6:21 pm

I’ve taken more than one of your educational classes Chuckie. You are an expert in the field of lighting, posing and photography in general. Beside the fact that you have a big heart as a person, you are passionate about teaching others so we can advance in lighting skills and other photography areas.
I appreciate your inspiration and guidence.

Steve

Kelly settleOctober 20, 2012 - 6:51 am

Hi chuck,
I was wondering how 101 this class is?? I took your short class in vegas this year i know you were sick:) i don’t feel I need a beginners class but definetly need help with ofc and am especially interested in learning more about strobes ect. Do you think you Might offer a more advanced class??

Thanks
Kelly

ChuckieOctober 20, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Kelly, it is going to be basic in the fact that we will be learning about proper exposure and how to do everything manually. We will only be using one light and talking a lot about light patterns, direction of light, distance and modifiers. I do plan on doing an advanced class in January. That will focus on more multiple light setups, gels, creating more abstract light, that kind of stuff. probably late Jan after the PPA and other seminars that are usually in January. Thanks for asking.

Susan GietkaDecember 11, 2012 - 9:00 am

Hello,

I love your work. Do you have any workshops coming up in 2013? I would really love to learn to master OFC. Thanks for your help!

Susan Gietka

ChuckieDecember 22, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Yes I do Susan. Thank you. Check here for dates. Going to be announcing Nashville (late March or Early April) beginning of January.