Strobe class: Intro to mug shots, passport photos, and other basic head shots

Following up on the introduction to product photography class, Here’s an introduction to people photography class! Hopefully, you’ve had time to tinker around with off-camera strobes, and had fun shooting all of the smallish things that won’t run away from you at home, and are looking to take that next step: people.

People are as difficult as you want to make them to shoot. This class aims to start at a simple one-light starting point, and then branch out to bigger and better things, including common lighting setups like the clamshell, and other nifty ways of getting things done, as well as why to do them. At the end of this class, you’ll be wondering why you paid people to take those passport photos!

What to bring: A camera that has a hot-shoe, and can do manual mode. A lens that can work at about 35-85mm. I usually have success with a 50mm lens, and that should work fine even for the crop-sensors, but if you have something a little bit wider, it will help you get more of the subject’s body. If you have any strobe equipment, bring it! We’ll give it a spin. Maybe bring a nice shirt, too, because we’ll be taking turns in front of the camera (Unless you’re super shy. I can do a double-shift). Or at least maybe don’t wear that one shirt that would make your mother blush.

The class will be Saturday, May 5th from 2-6pm, and we’ll meet up at the ticket gate of Wakamatsu-Kawada station at 2pm. It will be 10,000 yen per person. To reserve your spot, or If you have any questions at all, email me at t.buerger [at] gmail.com.  Space is limited in my studio, so the class size will be limited as well!

NOTE: I just edited the contact address because timdesuyo.com will be going down today (April 19) for a rebuild. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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