Monday, May 21, 2012

Learn To Create Exciting Lifestyle Photos


Raia by Ron Martinsen – All Rights Reserved

The world is full of opportunities for taking great photos of people, but for some reason many people struggle to see how to get the great shot. Some say it’s the location that makes all the difference, and it certainly helps, but guess what? All but the last photo in this article were shot at public parks! The Northwest is filled with so many great places for photography that location should never be the issue, so what’s left? — learning how to get the interesting shot!

 : 01 LIFE : Gary Parker Photography, San Jose, Silcon Valley and San Francisco, CA, Advertising and Corporate Photography, Corporate Exec Portraits, Editorial Photojournalist, Magazine, People, Cat, Dog and Pet Photography in the Bay Area
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In my last workshop I helped my students get some awesome shots (here’s a small sample), but this time is going to be even better. This time I’ll have Raia again (featured at the top of this article and in the previous workshop photos) PLUS I’ll have Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Gary Parker on hand to teach you real-world techniques you just can’t pick up from books or videos.

 : 01 LIFE : Gary Parker Photography, San Jose, Silcon Valley and San Francisco, CA, Advertising and Corporate Photography, Corporate Exec Portraits, Editorial Photojournalist, Magazine, People, Cat, Dog and Pet Photography in the Bay Area
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Gary’s years as a photojournalist have taught him how to make magic out of any situation, and he’ll be showing the students of this workshop how he does it. You’ll get to learn how he see’s a situation and manages to pull of some of the amazing shots you see in this article and in his personal and pet portfolios.

 : 01 LIFE : Gary Parker Photography, San Jose, Silcon Valley and San Francisco, CA, Advertising and Corporate Photography, Corporate Exec Portraits, Editorial Photojournalist, Magazine, People, Cat, Dog and Pet Photography in the Bay Area
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If Gary can pull off a killer shot of Bill Gates in 73 seconds, make one of the super picky Steve Job’s favorite photos, or get an awesome shot of a dog sitting in a car, imagine what you can learn from him.

Gary and I have a few spots left for our workshop this Saturday May 26th and we’d love you to join us. We will be custom tailoring the class to the students goals, so now’s the chance to go out and get the shots that have been escaping you.

I’ll be teaching the technical side of things and Gary will be the composition expert. We’ll have Raia (featured at the top) as our model and one or more assistants on hand to help control the light in our favor — all shot at the place where I got this famous shot:

Haruka - Copyright Ron Martinsen - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Haruka
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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

This is your chance to see how to get the great shots of people with your own interpretations thrown in with YOU as the photographer. In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to work with assistants as well as do things on your own
  • Get great shots of people at a crowded park where you might now feels like no shot is possible
  • New and exciting camera angles and techniques
  • Add and suppress light to your advantage
  • Get great shots from backlit scenarios
  • Include the scene in your shot yet still not have your subject look too small
  • Adapt to whatever challenges are thrown at you to still get the shot
  • and so much more!

Click here to learn more and sign up today before the last remaining spots are taken!

All you need is a DSLR camera and an open mind. Beginners are allowed, but you will be expected to be familiar with your camera (more so for Nikon users than Canon users) or at least have your camera manual on hand.

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