Friday, August 10, 2012

Photography Workshops by Jason Lanier- Tampa, Florida August 28th and 29th, 2012

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Come join ME in beautiful Tampa Florida August 28th and 29th, 2012!  I am offering all of the sessions either individually or as package bundles.  You will save significantly when you buy them as package bundles as I believe these allow you the best opportunity to enhance your photography knowledge and skills.  Please see below to see everything that is available:
*Tuesday 12pm-7pm: Group Shoot Day 1: if you've ever attended another workshop where they just go around and take shots, this isn't that workshop.  We go to REAL LOCATIONS with REAL MODELS, which means you will get REAL RESULTS.  We meet in the hotel lobby and where we will then carpool to our locations to shoot.  Travel time can vary between 30-60 minutes which gives us plenty of time to get to know each other and discuss our various needs prior to us shooting.  I always keep my workshops flexible but below is a rough outline of the items that we will cover:
  • 12pm- Meet as a group in the hotel lobby-  don't be late as we will be leaving promptly at 12:15pm.
  • 12:15-1pm- travel and set up time for our shoot.
  • 1pm-3pm- Location #1: Posing using natural light and reflectors: start shooting where we will cover the following points of photography; quick review on shooting in manual mode.  This will be a short review as we provide this training in the mini prep session prior to the group session.  We will then review in depth the fundamentals of posing during this session using hands feet, creating space, posing with motion, etc.  Posing is very difficult for many photographers and this first part of the group session will be completely dedicated to posing to really bring you up to speed on how to make your images with people look fantastic.
  • 3pm-4pm- Lunch break with Q&A session.  We will find a quick place to eat (nothing fancy) that allows us the time to speak about the sesion we just completed and discuss what we're going to do next.  Bring around $15-$20 to be able to eat!
  • 4pm-6:30pm- Location #2: Composition and Alternative Lighting- using what we learned in the session on posing, we will then incorporate our model and posing into creating great composition and will start using alternative lighting.  This session we will work on how to compose the shot, what goes into making great compostion and the factors that are key to creating a killer shot.  With the day starting to grow to a close, we will have the opportunity to shoot during the "magic hour" right before sunset which will be amazing.  We will end the shoot at sunset which will allow us the chance to use external flashes, video lights, and some off camera flash to create some stunning results.  Also make sure to bring your tripod as we will use it if the conditions are right.  
  • 6:30pm-7pm- Travel back to our original location where we met to take you back.  This time will allow us to have another Q&A in the car and review our shooting from the day.
*Wednesday 12pm-7pm: Group Shoot Day 2: On Day 2 we expand upon the lessons taught during day 1 and really hammer home We meet in the hotel lobby and where we will then carpool to our locations to shoot.  Travel time can vary between 30-60 minutes which gives us plenty of time to get to know each other and discuss our various needs prior to us shooting.  I always keep my workshops flexible but below is a rough outline of the items that we will cover:
  • 12pm- Meet as a group in the hotel lobby-  don't be late as we will be leaving promptly at 12:15pm.
  • 12:15-1pm- travel and set up time for our shoot.
  • 1pm-3pm- Location #1: Posing using flash photography: posing is key for all people photography, and posing using flash is even more complex as you have to worry about shadows reflection and more.  This part of the course will help you to understand how to properly use your on camera or external flash.  The keys to making your shots look great!!
  • 3pm-4pm- Lunch break with Q&A session.  We will find a quick place to eat (nothing fancy) that allows us the time to speak about the sesion we just completed and discuss what we're going to do next.  Bring around $15-$20 to be able to eat!
  • 4pm-6:30pm- Location #2: Composition using off camera flash- using what we learned in the session on posing, we will then incorporate our model and posing into creating great composition and will start using off camera flash with triggering systems.  We will find the neatest areas in the city to showcase how you can create masterpieces using off camera flash in your image compositions.
  • 6:30pm-7pm- Travel back to our original location where we met to take you back.  This time will allow us to have another Q&A in the car and review our shooting from the day.
**Weather concerns: Should the weather turn bad we will have other indoor locations we can shoot in.  Weather is a constant friend or foe to photographers so learning to adapt to it is critical for your learning curve.  Regardless of the weather we will find a way to shoot and make it amazing.  Some of my most amazing images have come during rain, snow, cold, or extreme heat when I had to find a way to get it done.  Regardless we will find great places and create beautiful imagery.  Please also note that we will always make sure everyone has the opportunity to stay comfortable.

*Please let us know if you will not have your own transportation so we can help you make carpool arrangements.
*Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing on all shoots and use your best judgment to make sure you bring appropriate clothing to factor in the time of day you will be shooting.  You might want to bring an extra pair of sandles/shoes as I have been known to get feet wet quite frequently.
*Please bring snacks and bottled water as many of the places we go will not have any services available for food and beverage.  We also highly recommend to use the restroom prior to our group shoot.  We will always make sure to get to a restroom location during the middle of the shoot to give everyone a break when we go for lunch.
*Please bring all the gear you have including monopods, tripods, reflectors, flashes, etc. and plenty of batteries.  Also make sure to charge all of your gear 100% prior to the shoot so you don't end up running out.  Make sure to clear your memory cards and have at least 12gb available to shoot with.  We personally recommend even more if you can.  We will really encourage you to shoot in RAW so having the appropriate amount of memory is very important.

We can't wait to see you and look forward to an amazing time together!!!!  For any questions please email us at info@jlpros.com, or give us a call at 213-494-7744 or 909-260-3332.

Thanks!

Jason Lanier Photography

Getting Ready Wedding Photography by Jason Lanier



"Getting Ready" I love shooting through mirrors for so many reasons; the different angles, perspectives, etc. But I really love using them because in a situation like this it can help to show what the bride was looking at during this very special moment. It also enabled me to be able to capture much more of the bridesmaids faces rather than their backs...hope you like it! This was at my wedding just last Saturday for Jesse and Janelle...it was a beautiful wedding..:)

Next Workshop: August 28th and 29th- Tampa, Florida

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/60 sec at f/3.5, 28mm at ISO 1000, flash fired. Taken at 4:16pm on August 4, 2012 by Jason Lanier.

Writing Wedding Vows by Jason Lanier Photography



"Writing Vows" this image was taken at my wedding yesterday for Janelle and Jesse at the Boulder Creek Ranch here in Southern California. I asked Janelle to give me some extra time before the ceremony so we could take the time to get some shots like this one. I used two video lights and my flash to light this shot, and turned off all the lights in the room so I could control the lighting better.


When I first arrived she told me she couldn't start shooting because she still hadn't done her vows, so I said, "No problem! I'll just set up the place for you to do them and let you do what you need to do...I'll just get some cool shots of you doing it." And this is the result...hope you like it!

Next Workshop: August 28th and 29th- Tampa, Florida!

Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/80 sec at f/4.0, 20mm at ISO 800, flash fired. Taken at 2:37pm on August 4, 2012 by Jason Lanier.