Individual photography workshops

Individual photography workshops – flash photography

Photographers who would like what is offered with the flash photography workshops, but would like to have an individual workshop, can now do so. We will cover similar ground as with the full-day workshop. But it is an individual session. Just you and me, and a model. (We’ll have an assistant with us as well if we are in New York.)

There are two options here, with some differences in the logistics and the fees.
We can have the individual workshop either in Manhattan, NY or at my studio in Little Falls, NJ.

 

Individual workshop  –  New Jersey  –  $1,200

The fee:  $1,200 for the day, including the model.
If you’d like to double up with a friend, then the fee is $700 each.

A non-refundable retainer of $500 is required to secure the date.
Should you cancel, $300 can be re-applied to another date.

Time:  10am to 7pm
The day will start at 10am at my studio in Little Falls, NJ. During the first part of this workshop, we’ll go over the theory and we’ll discuss the techniques and the stuff-we-need-to-know. Since this workshop will start in my studio, we can also delve into studio lighting techniques.

Somewhere between 1pm and 2pm we’ll break for lunch, included in the workshop fee.

For the afternoon session, we’ll continue working in the studio, and on location outside with an experienced model. The on-location part of the workshop will be focused on the use of off-camera flash. The workshop ends at 7pm.

 

 

Individual workshop  –  Manhattan, NYC  –  $1,600

The fee:  $1,500 for the day, including the model and an assistant helping us on location in New York.
If you’d like to double up with a friend, then the fee is $900 each.

A non-refundable retainer of $500 is required to secure the date.
Should you cancel, $300 can be re-applied to another date.

Time:  10am to 7pm
The day will start at 10am at a studio space in Manhattan. During the first part of this workshop, we’ll go over the theory and we’ll discuss the techniques and the stuff-we-need-to-know.  Our model will join us around 12 noon in the studio. She will be an experienced model, and my assistant will be there to help carry lighting equipment and hold any lights.  But we’ll be traveling light.

Then around 1pm we’ll drive to the Meat-Packing Disctrict with our model. The rest of the workshop will be on location and will be focused on the use of off-camera flash. The workshop ends at 7pm.

Somewhere between 1pm and 2pm we’ll break for lunch, included in the workshop fee.

 

more info about the individual workshops:

Through the course of the day, we’ll explore different lighting scenarios, and I’ll answer all questions.  As always, we’ll be after those aha! moments when things fall into place for you.

These are some of the topics we’ll cover:

* TTL / Auto flash .. vs .. manual flash
* Exposure metering for ambient light
* Implications of flash sync speed
* Adding fill-flash to available light outdoors
* Directional bounce flash
* Flash modifiers – uses & limitations
* Dragging the shutter
* Tungsten light & flash
* metering for ambient light and fill flash
* using TTL flash and manual flash
* Wireless TTL flash
* Using off-camera flash and a softbox / creating a small studio set-up.

 

A certain level of fundamental technical knowledge is required for the sessions to be successful.
For example, a photographer should already know:

  • the basic operation and controls of his or her camera,
  • how to read the camera’s built in metering display,
  • the basic relationship of aperture / shutter speed / ISO, and
  • how to manually adjust those settings.

 

Availability:  contact me, and we’ll look at both our schedules and figure out a date.
Should it rain, we’ll look at any convenient date within the next 10 days that will suit us.

Please e-mail me, or phone me at: 862-485-7276 to check availability or for more details.
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3 Comments, Add Your Own

  1. 1Patrick Brophy says

    “This workshop was fantastic! My perspective is that of one who went into it with far less experience than Natalie or Amanda, but I think I took at least as much away from it (probably more, having started from less).

    Shooting with Neil and… his model and assistant and classmates was heaps of fun – they all wanted us to get the most possible out of the day, and I definitely finished with tremendously more confidence and competence in on and off camera flash (and video light, that was totally new to me) than I had before.

    An abundance of what Neil calls “a-ha moments”. Neil is a very, very effective instructor. An absolutely fantastic practical learning experience!”

    – Patrick Brophy

  2. 2Don Toothman says

    I had a 2 day individual workshop with Neil in May 2015 and it was absolutely terrific. I learned a ton and had loads of fun, and took over 1100 pictures of Anelisa. How could you not enjoy that??!

    Being a left-brain person, I understand the science of photography. But what I hoped to gain from the workshop was Neil’s approach to the art, and Neil did a great job of tailoring the experience to fit my needs perfectly.

    As I told him while we were in the Meatpacking District, the overall theme of the two days was “be aware of the possibilities.” He drove me hard the 2nd day to do just that, which was exactly what I wanted and needed. Though an individual workshop seems expensive, the learning experience I had in those two days easily exceeded the value, to me at least, of the latest, greatest lens. I won’t hesitate to go back for another workshop in the future. Highly recommended.

  3. 3Danny Rivera says

    I took the Individual workshop at Neil’s New Jersey studio. The session made me fall in love with photography again! His teaching style is very effective and practical. He catered to my experience and learning curve. More importantly, he recommended a few books and artists that would complement my style.

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