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Chroma: Studio in Color (THU) - GPP Photo Week 2018

Join Nick Fancher to learn how to craft light to fit your vision for a conceptual photographic. Elevate your game by leanring how to use the bold and creative "color of light" in your work.

  • Event: Gulf Photo Plus: Photo Week 2018
  • Dates: Feb 8,2018
  • Times: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Genre: Lighting, Color
  • Skill Levels: Intermediate
  • Location: Gulf Photo Plus: Photo Week 2018, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Workshop Details

Learning to work with light is an important milestone in every photographer’s career, and the ability to craft light to fit your vision for an image is a skill that cannot be overrated.

Most often, “crafting” of light is spoken of in terms of the quality and quantity of light. But there is an important, third component of light that heavily influences the final look of the image: the color of light.

In this workshop, photographer Nick Fancher helps you elevate your game when it comes to introducing the bold, creative, and intentional use of color into your work.

Nick will begin with a discussion of color theory, gels, and white balance, then examine how to determine which colors complement your subject matter.

He covers topics such as:

  • Balancing, mixing, and overpowering ambient light with artificial light
  • Layering colors for unique color combinations
  • Mixing hard and soft light to achieve extremely rich color
  • Lighting detail and texture
  • Modifier options, such as ring flash, snoots, barn doors, gobos, softboxes, and even using projectors
  • Post-processing for vibrant, powerful colors
  • How (and why) to light with color, even when the end goal is a black and white image

Who Should Attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.

Special Offer: Adobe Lightroom

The last segment of this workshop will cover editing in Lightroom. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPP’s regular workshop Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent.

A 10% discount on Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once you’ve made your booking.

What You Should Bring

  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended
  • A copy of Lightroom (If you don't own a copy, you can download a 7 day trial from Adobe just before the workshop). Please make sure you don't download the trials too early.
  • Lights and light modifiers will be provided. However, bring any of your own modifiers that you may want to use.