Photography Workshops – NJ / NYC
If you need instruction or help in demystifying photography, I present photography workshops,
most often on topics relating to flash photography and photographic lighting.
Recap of previous photography workshops.
The group photography workshops are full-day events – and is a mixture of discussion and practical shooting. The workshops will be held at my studio space in NJ. Each workshop is limited to 6 people only. This way I can make sure of individual attention with each photographer attending the workshop section of the day, and allow everyone enough time to work with the models and to get personal feedback.
The intention with these workshops is to help other photographers grasp whichever aspects had been elusive up until then – whether it is a technique, or bit of theory – and then have things suddenly fall into place. My approach is to teach other photographers how to achieve what they want to. And what I am trying for, are for a few “aaaah, NOW I get it!” moments.
After attending the workshop you will have confidence in using your speedlight. During the practical shooting sessions with 2 models, we will cover a wide range of material from the basics and up. You will be able to get accurate exposures in a fast moving environment such as shooting weddings or events. We will use a variety of lighting techniques – bounce flash; as well as TTL flash and manual flash; off-camera lighting with a softbox.
The workshops for 2015 will take place on:
May 17, 2015 (Sunday)
- July 19, 2015 (Sunday) – NJ / NYC
- July 25, 2015 (Saturday) – Charlotte
- Sept 20, 2015 (Sunday) – NJ / NYC
If you’d prefer to have an individual workshop, including a model, I also offer individual photography workshops. These are either held in Manhattan or New Jersey, depending on your schedule and logistics. These are ideal if you’d rather not work in a group, or if you are in the NJ/NY vicinity for a short time only.
At intervals during the year, there will be Photo Walks in New York City. As a group of 4 photographers, we will roam around on location with a model for a few hours. I will bring the lighting gear. You bring a camera and a lens or two, and we’ll have fun!
I also offer personal tutoring sessions.
These are usually done in person at my studio in New Jersey
If you need help with some problem you’re having in photography or want to do a portfolio review, but you live further away than NJ / NYC, then we could always do the tutoring session via video chat on Skype.
If you’re keen on attending a photography workshop, but time and distance limit you, these online video tutorials might just be the thing. Not quite hands-on, but there is something about seeing something explained that might help you when words on a page don’t quite suffice.
Please feel free to e-mail me or phone me at 862-485-7276, for more information about the workshops.
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Neil van Niekerk