Why are we so fascinated by cinematic imagery? It certainly has the power to evoke emotional responses in the viewer - but shouldn’t all good images do that? So, what makes it different from other types of photography and how can you recreate it? This two-day portfolio builder reveals the answers and gives you the Ten Top Tips you need to start shooting successful cinema-inspired stills, straight away. Over the two days, you’ll be given everything you need to capture a range of truly spectacular shots for your portfolio. And that means everything.
We are pretty excited about the event and think you will be too. Here’s what we have lined up for you.
After the meet-and-greet, we kick off with a brief outline of how the two days will run. This is followed by an informative 10-point presentation with example images, to set you up for your first shoot and carry you through till the end of the day. You will be one of 12 photographers working in groups of 4, each one with a technical assistant in attendance at all times. He is there to answer your queries and provide any support you may require. There will be plenty of shoot time; starting at 12 noon, you will photograph 3 models in 3 locations around the manor house and grounds. At 5pm, we wrap for the day.
The models and styled themes for Saturday are:
Neil Ovenell will be styled in Film Noir.
Check out his website http://www.neilovenell.com
Catarina Correla will be styled as Amelie.
Marie Jean Taylor will be styled in a 1920s Poirot inspired theme.
Time to regroup for our second day on set. Same format as Day One, but this time we begin with a tutorial on colour grading. You will already have covered composition, framing, lighting, shoot angle and all the other things to be considered at the point you click the shutter. Whatever the emotion you are out to capture, colour grading is the essential aspect of post-processing which will deliver that dramatic big screen aura. To reveal the secrets, your tutor will walk you through the Lightroom Develop Presets, Photoshop Actions and LUTS. And just to make sure you’ve got the hang of it, we’ll edit a couple of images from the previous day’s shoot before you launch straight into shoots 4-6: three more contrasting cinematic genres to discover and interpret.
Sunday's theme and models are:
Valentina Fusco will be be styled in pre 1900s period drama.
Sharon Janney will be styled in 1940s Hollywood Glamour.
Bella Grace will be styled as Emma Peel from the 60s TV series The Avengers.
Date: Sat 15th and Sun 16th June 2019
Full Frame: 24mm - 200mm
Studio lighting, reflectors, constant lights will all be provided. If you have your own lights that you would like to use then please get in touch well in advance of the event so we are able to work out how we can integrate them into the sets.
|Overnight accommodation available locally at the excellent Five Bells Inn next door from £70 per room.|
for the whole weekend
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