Teaching @ Gulf Photo Plus :: Dubai :: New Workshop! ::
I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching for 5 days at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai, March 30th – April 4th! Not only will I be teaching two OneLight workshops, I am also launching my two day Photo 101 course there as well. As if that wasn’t enough work, I will be having a lecture about knowing if it is time for you to get a studio space and how to build one out and simple lighting techniques to get you started shooting in your own space. Can you say “The many uses of white seamless?”
Dubai has been on the top of my destination wish list for a long time and now I am just a 15 hour plane ride away from it! So not only am I getting to teach in Dubai, I’m getting to teach along side Chase Jarvis, David Hobby, Vincent LaForet, Drew Gardner, Joe McNally, Bobbi Lane and others on this amazing list of photographers.
I almost didn’t take this opportunity because Meg is going to be 8 months pregnant and I’m going to be gone for 12 days. Despite her raging jealousy, she said it was absolutely stupid if I didn’t take this opportunity and she would be very mad at me if I let this one slide by. She talked me into it pretty quickly!
I will be bringing the Photo 101 course home with me as a two day or three day workshop here in the states and, possibly, the UK and Australia. The idea behind my 101 course is this… You have a camera. You might even have a web site. You know that you either want to be a part time photographer to supplement your income OR you are hoping to make this your full time job. You have a basic understanding of fstops and shutter speeds. You shoot aperture priority a good bit because you have learned about the depth of field “thing”. Your friends and family LOVE your pictures and you think, you are fairly certain, you are ready to start doing this but your understanding of the craft ends here.
Without diving into technical numbers and boring theory, I am going to be helping people lay a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills to get started in this industry. You sure as heck won’t know everything because that is impossible. You will learn about quality of GOOD natural light and how to find it, modify it, and add to it. You will be drilled with camera skills. You will learn where to spend money in this industry and where to save. Making the most with a little is key.
My good friends over at FloSites are working on the new OneLight site as I type. That will be live in a few weeks with more info on the Photo 101 workshop and dates for the OneLight.
If you are in the Gulf or have some sky miles, you really should consider coming on out to GPP next month.