Come and join me in St. Louis, MO for a variety of events before and after the shutterfest convention. We love connecting with photographers and can’t wait to see you at an event where you’ll get the opportunity to learn and enhance your skills with lighting, posing, direction, communication, and composition all while having a great time building your portfolio. Below is the list of events where you can find us!
*Skill Level: This workshop is for intermediate to advanced shooters or those looking to enter that advanced level of photography
*Necessary Gear: All attendees should have a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Camera brand doesn’t matter. Lights or advanced lenses are not required. You will have access to lighting equipment at the workshop.
*Group Size: between 8-12 people. We like to keep the group sizes small to allow for a better learning environment where every attendee can get individual training from Jason.
*What’s Included? Tuition, all ground transportation during the workshop for anyone who needs it.
What’s Not Included? Hotel Accommodations, Airfare (if needed), and meals are the responsibility of the workshop attendee.
Key Components of Learning for This Course:
LIGHTING: LEARN HOW TO USE AND MODIFY MULTIPLE SOURCES OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT AND MORE.
Lighting instruction includes High Speed Sync flash, off camera flash, modifiers for stroBe/flash, LED cinematic lighting for stills and video, reflectors, diffusers and more. This is a very hands on course about lighting designed to take your skills above the competition.
Creative Directing: Jason will teach you how to direct, perform and fulfill a creative shoot in it’s entirety (i.e, lighting, Optimal gear selection for the scenario, model wardrobe, model makeup, communication, posing and more) .
THIS IS A COURSE THAT WILL PUSH YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN RESULTS WHERE EACH ATTENDEE HAS DEDICATED PERSONAL TIME TO SHOOT THE MODELS WHERE THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES POSING AND DIRECTING THE MODEL. IT’S ABOUT MAKING YOU More readily prepared FOR future shoots $$.
1 on 1 Critiques: Each Attendee will have dedicated personal time with Jason to be able to review their images and ask him any questions they have to further their progress.
The critiques have been one of the favorite parts of the workshop for attendees as they get to ask anything they want and get honest and constructive feedback on their work so they know where they need to improve and get crucial tips on how to succeed.
INTRODUCTION // THE FIRST DAY OF THE WORKSHOP IS FOCUSED ON LEARNING THE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF LIGHTING WITH LIVE MODELS. THIS IS WHERE WE INTRODUCE MULTIPLE LIGHTING SET UPS, MIX STROBE WITH CONTINUOUS LIGHTING AND KNOW HOW TO USE DIFFUSION, REFLECTION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS LIGHTING. WE'RE CHANGING COLORS OF LIGHTS, PAINTING WITH LIGHT, JUST GOING CRAZY!
DAY 1 TAKE-AWAYS: SHOOTING WITH MULTIPLE SOURCES OF LIGHT AND UNDERSTAND WHY!
CREATIVE OBSERVATION // ON DAY 2 YOU'LL ACTIVELY BE APART OF JASON’S LIVE SHOOTING DEMONSTRATION, WHERE WE’VE ALREADY PLANNED WARDROBE OPTIONS THAT PAIR PERFECTLY WITH OUR LOCATION. YOU'LL GET A HANDS ON WALK THRU ON HOW TO BRING ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS AND ELEMENTS OF THE SHOOT TOGETHER TO CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL. THINK OF IT AS BEING IN ONE OF HIS CRAZY VIDEOS WHERE HE REALLY PULLS OUT ALL OF THE STOPS AND DOES SOME INSANE LIGHTING, POSING, AND WARDROBE TO CREATE AWESOME SHOTS. THIS WILL BE A LONG AND FUN DAY WHERE THE CREATIVITY FLOWS, AND YOUR EDUCATION EXPLODES.
DAY 2 TAKE-AWAYS: HOW TO SET UP A CREATIVE SHOOT WITH A MODEL (I.E. WARDROBE, MAKE UP, STYLING) CHOOSING THE RIGHT GEAR TO CAPTURE THE SHOOT AND KNOWING HOW TO LIGHT THE SHOOT. THE TRUTH IS YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW TO DIRECT OTHERS ON A MORE COMPLEX SHOOT UNTIL YOU'VE OBSERVED IT, PRACTICED IT, AND MASTERED IT! YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO LIGHT WITH MULTIPLE LIGHTS, HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR IMAGES AND REALLY MAKE THEM POP.
ADVANCED LIGHTING IMPLEMENTATION // THIS IS YOUR DAY TO BRING ALL OF THE ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES THAT YOU LEARNED ON DAY 1 AND PAIR THEM UP WITH THE DIRECTION, STYLING, POSING AND CREATIVITY THAT YOU LEARNED IN DAY 2, AND DO YOUR OWN SHOOT!
ON THIS DAY THERE WILL BE STATIONS WHERE THE MODELS ARE READY TO WORK WITH YOU AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR SOME REALLY OUTSTANDING IMAGERY. EACH PHOTOGRAPHER WILL BE GIVEN INDIVIDUALIZED TIME WITH THE MODELS SO THEY CAN CREATE THEIR OWN WORK THAT THEY CAN USE IN THEIR PORTFOLIOS.
ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE WELCOME TO BRING THEIR OWN LIGHTING, BUT WE WILL BE PROVIDING LIGHTING AS WELL FOR THOSE WHO MAY NEED SOME.
DAY 3 TAKE-AWAYS: ON DAY THREE, WE HOPE FOR YOU TO GAIN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN COMFORT AND CONFIDENCE LIGHTING, POSING, ORGANIZING, AND DIRECTING A CREATIVE SHOOT, WHILE LEAVING WITH STUNNING IMAGES THAT ENHANCE YOUR PORTFOLIO AND ULTIMATELY YOUR BUSINESS.