About Shutter Bootcamp:
I founded Shutter Bootcamp to help people become better photographers. Teaching and seeing people thrive in the field of photography is rewarding on a personal level.
One of my greatest teachers at Brooks Institute of Photography was Paul Meyer. Before he came to Brooks, he was Richard Avedon's first assistant for 20 years. Let's just say he knew a thing or two about photography.
20+ years later, I am an award-winning photographer as well as an adjunct professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. For the past 15 years I have specialized in fashion and portrait photography for international luxury brands and magazines. Clients have included: Swarovski, Austrian Airlines, Ogilvy, BBDO and Hewlett Packard. Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure to see my work on covers of magazines and billboards worldwide. In August 2018, my work was published online in Vogue Magazine.
I look forward to meeting you and being instrumental in your development as a photographer.
Shutter Bootcamp is an easy way for beginners, semi-pros and pros to take giant leaps in a matter of hours. Everyone works at their own pace, teaming up and working towards one goal, either in pairs or small teams of three or four. Besides learning years' worth of photography in a weekend, Shutter Bootcamp provides social support for those taking part. Bootcamps are led by Eric Garcia-March.
Upcoming Workshop: All-out Lighting
We have partnered with Hasselblad NY Experience Studio to bring you All-out Lighting: a two-day bootcamp teaching the ins-and-outs of professional lighting in all conditions. Limited X and H series cameras will be available for use during the bootcamp. Day 1 is studio lighting and Day 2 is natural light. Whether shooting fashion, portraiture or fine-art photography, all lighting conditions will be covered in just two days! This bootcamp consists of lectures, demos, black and white image processing, working with a wardrobe stylist, makeup artists, hair stylists, as well as a mini portfolio review by creative director, Glenn Batkin, and a whole lot of hands-on shooting and experience shooting models and actors.
• In-studio shooting
• Beauty lighting
• Headshot lighting
• 3-point lighting
• Combining color temperatures and colored gels on lights
• Exterior lighting demos (with and without flash)
• Mixing strobe and ambient lighting
• Working with diffusion panels and strobes outside
• Using specific lighting styles based on concept
• Shooting black and white images
• Post-production techniques for black and white
• Working with a wardrobe styling for fashion and portrait shoots
• Working with makeup artists and hair stylists
• Pushing the conceptual limits both in fashion and in portraiture
• Choosing the right lenses for the shot
• Compositing vs. all-in-one shot
• Portfolio building
• RAW processing + tethered shooting
What to bring:
• A camera: DSLR, mirrorless or medium format with general knowledge of how to operate it manually.
• Lenses: one wide, one long lens and a zoom would be preferable. If you only have one lens that works too.
• Computers: your personal laptop is recommended but not required. If you want to shoot tethered, please bring your laptop. External hard drives are also recommended but not required. Please bring enough cards and a card reader if you are not shooting tethered.
• Tripods: I recommend you bring one, but it is not required. I do not have a preference for a specific one.
• Knowledge of photography: experience levels of participants vary from intermediate to pro shooters. I will challenge everyone to get out of their comfort zones and learn something new.
• A good attitude: you are all here to learn. Please be coachable. My mission is for you to be the best photographer you want to be.
Amateur to pro
The weekend workshop is 1,200 USD. Payment is due in full when signing up.There will be lunch and dinner breaks.
Day 1 goes from 10am - 8pm. Day 2 goes from 10am - 6pm.
Hasselblad New York Experience Studio 632 Broadway 2nd Flr New York, NY 10012
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