Alexander Papacosta has made a full-time career out of doing what he loves — commercial photography production and publishing. Now he’s ready to share his knowledge during this intimate, intensive, on-location 1-day workshop.
Adam and Alexander will cover the full range of his swimwear, fashion and commercial photography tips & tricks including pre-production, shooting models on location, and post-production. Each student will work 1-on-1 with international agency models on the beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa, while enjoying the comfort of a small group setting to learn, grow, and walk away with an updated portfolio.
If you lack access to a studio or crave more than shooting indoors, it’s essential that you obtain the ability to shoot on location while taking significant control of a seemingly uncontrollable environment. This Workshop will provide you with the tools and methods necessary to tackle your own location shoots with confidence while relying on taste and problem-solving rather than worrying about camera settings or having the best gear.
If you’re a novice, you’ll go home prepared to take your portfolio to the next level where you’ll stop reaching out to models because they’ll be reaching out to you. If you’re already at that level, you’ll leave much closer to turning your hobby into a career. Still not you, or already in career mode? Then let’s get you ready for the higher expectations that come with bigger clients and greater paychecks. In other words, this Workshop is aimed toward all levels of photographers looking to improve the finer details of their outdoor game.
This Workshop is not a mass shootout with a bunch of photographers bumping shoulders for half-decent snapshots of a model who isn’t sure where to look. Instead, you’ll shoot each model 1-on-1 and walk away with images that deserve your watermark alone! The Workshop is geared toward those who simply want to produce better pictures on-location — whether working with experienced models or new faces.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Advanced posing & directing
Lighting theory and techniques (natural & strobe/flash)
Adding and subtracting light with light-shaping tools
How to find the right model
Location scouting advice
Wardrobe selection and attainment
Hair & makeup preferences
Advanced retouching tops
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Update & enhance your portfolio
Shoot 1:1 with up to 4 different models
Shoot 8 beach locations
1:1 portfolio reviews with Alex & Adam
Work with Sunbounce and Profoto equipment
Socialize with fellow photographers
Get a great summer tan
Have the most fun possible while learning
20 – May – 2018
THINGS TO KNOW
Camera and Lenses
Lens (any one of these is preferred): 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8, 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f2.8
Note: You can get away with any lens that will give you a focal length of 50mm or more with a maximum aperture between f/1.2 and f/4
HoodLoupe(suggested but not required)
LCD Display Magniifer(suggested but not required)
1 beautiful model for every 4 students
Professional lighting equipment and modifiers: Sunbounce Pro Reflectors, Sunbounce Sun-Swatters, and Profoto B1 Airs
Professional hair & makeup for the models
Our base will be Ideally located in a quiet spot on the outskirts of Ayia Napa, Makronisos is a complete holiday tourist village offering comfort and friendly atmosphere.Located 5 km from the center of the popular tourist resort of Agia Napa, the 350-meter
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