Paris – 5 Day Workshop 2018

Peter Coulson will be teaching and covering everything from Studio Light, Natural Light, Flash Light, Photoshop, Posing, Breaking and Working with Models, Creating your own Photographic Style, Styling, Conceptualising, Digital Workflow, just to name a few things!

Immerse yourself in Peter’s knowledge and teachings for a week of learning, creating, shooting & networking during this intimate hands-on course. Perfect for all levels of photography, from beginners to seasonal professionals. This course covers more content then most Photographic colleges teaches in 2 years! The focus is to teach you how Peter works technically, and how he works to achieves such a high standard of emotive, breathtaking and captivating photography; and how you can do this yourself!

Peter is one of the only photographic educators teaching how to create better photos without the expenses of a high-end model, stylists, makeup artist & luxurious location. Creativity is limitless, the skills you will learn can enable this for the rest of your career, setting you distinctly apart & advanced from today’s industry standards.

Workshop Information

Wednesday 30th May – Sunday 3rd June 2018
Fees: €2950.00 Pay in full or payment plan is available. Fee does not include travel expenses or accommadation.
Studio: Le Red Studio – 25 Rue Boyer, 75020
2nd Location: Pigalle – Address TBA

Wednesday 30th May: 9.30-17.00 (Studio) – Technicals, Studio Techniques & Posing Models
Thursday 31st May: 10.00-17.00  (Studio) – Advanced Studio Techniques, ‘Breaking’ the Model
Friday 1st June: 10.00-13.00 & 21.30-23.00 + group dinner (2nd Location) – Natural Light & Flash/Constant Light Workshop
Saturday 2nd June: 11.00-18.00 (2nd Location) – Photoshop + Storyboarding & Working with a real Client, as well as Make-up Artists, Hair Artists & Stylists.
Sunday 3rd June: 10.00-17.00  (Studio) – Photoshop + Editorial shooting

Additional Information:
– We strictly allow 10 participants to these tickets.
–  Each participant is allocated 30 minutes 1-on-1 with Peter to discuss anything from image critic to business planning
– Lunch and Refreshments included along with a light breakfast.
– Group dinner is included
– Professional models throughout the week
– Hair stylist, make-up artist and clothing stylist throughout the week
– Photoshop files retouched during workshop in TIFF format to view all layers
– Peter’s personal Photoshop action set
– Images taken during the workshop can be used for social media, website and portfolio use

What to bring:
– DSLR Camera/Medium Format Camera (Any camera that you use!)
– Spare Memory Cards
– Spare Battery
– Harddrive to back up your work during the week
– Camera manuals
– On Camera flash (If you do not own one, you can use ours)
– Most of Peter’s work is shot around 85 mm but he does use lenses as wide as 16mm and telephoto as long as 200mm. You are welcome to bring what you think will suit your work best. You will also be able to use Peter’s lenses
– Notepad & Pen
– Laptops are not necessary, but welcome for viewing images taken during workshop or practice your retouching after the workshop

Scroll down to see further details and breakdown of the workshop.

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Breakdown of the course & what you will learn!

Day 1

Technicals, Studio Techniques & Posing Models

– Digital Work-flow
– Colour Management
– Seeing & Modifying Light
– Tricks to using Soft Boxes
– How to use 1 Light like a Professional
– How to use Multi-lighting
– Beauty & Fashion Lighting
– Learning how to use light so you don’t need Photoshop to make your image pop
– Setting up your own home Studio
– The do’s & don’t when working with models
– Talking models and communicating during a shoot
– Posing models
– Learning how to storyboard and style your own shoots

Day 2

Natural Light & Night time Flash/Constant Light

– Selecting the location
– Working with Natural Light
– See and modify light
– Using Natural reflectors
– Metering for Highlights and Shadows
– Taking photos that do not need any retouching or adjustments
– The do’s & don’t when working with models
– Talking models and communicating during a shoot
– Lighting the Background
– Using Rear Shutter Sync
– See and modify constant light & Off Camera Flash
– The do’s & don’t when working with models at on location and at night

Day 3

Advanced Studio Techniques, ‘Breaking’ the Model’, Creating your own Photographic Style & Photoshop

– High & Low Key Lighting
– Using Accent Lighting
– Advanced Lighting
– Multi Lighting
– Beauty & Fashion Lighting
– Digital Workflow
– Communicating with Models
– Breaking the Model
– Watch Peter shoot one-on-one with a model like he would during his own shoots
– Getting comfortable and confident as a Photographer
– Planning Storyboards & Styling
– Creating your own Photographic style
– Getting it right in Camera
– Detailed explanation on every tool that Peter uses in Photoshop, how he uses it, and why he uses it.
– Digital Workflow & Raw Convert
– Colour Space
– Layers, Masks and Blending Modes
– Beauty Retouching
– Black & White
– Exporting, Printing & Dynamic Web Images
– Peter’s Tips & Tricks
– PLUS the TIFF files edited from the workshop, as well as previous images Peter has retouched in TIFF format, so you can see every layer!

Day 4
Editorial Photoshoot

– Storyboard on the fly
– Coming up with concepts
– Styling
– Learning tips on scheduling and planning shoots/call sheets
– How to impart your style into the photoshoot
– Telling a story through fashion and photography
– How to make a good photo incredible
– Communication with team
– What to do when everything goes wrong

Day 5
Photoshop & Working with Clients, Stylists, Hair and Make-up Artists

– Refresher on Photoshop
– Learning how to do quick high-end retouches
– Get the chance to retouch your own Photo with Peter assisting you
– Working with Clients
– Get a brief and get to shoot for one of Peter’s commercial clients
– Understanding commercial shoots, expectations and realities on the day
– Working with Stylists and Hair & Make-Up Artists

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