Creativity Backgrounds and ProFoto are pleased to announce a series of free seminars at The Societies' 2015 Convention.
Three photographers, six colours in six hours presented by Simon Leach, Alex Styles and Vanessa Champion.
Photographers and Demo Information
Simon Leach - Demo Friday 16th , 12 noon, 15.30pm and Saturday 17th 2.30pm
Simon Leach, former President of the AOP, visual and strategic consultant as well as fashion and portrait photographer, he started his professional career with an apprenticeship at the age of 16. ''I grasp new opportunities and challenges. I always want to learn more and to try different things. It all informs my photography, my craft, my visual communication, my vision. It's all about where to explore, who with and what it might look like. It's not about me, it is about photography''
Talk outline Two Colours...Colour - Light - Style
Over Simon's career, he has come to understand the following photography is visual communication, lighting is knowing the laws of physics and the rest is just confidence in what you see. Exploration of personality is the best and most fun way to develop as a photographer.
In these sessions, Simon will discuss the basics of lighting and look at how background and light are used to alter mood and emotion. Building your confidence to try different things and enabling you to stand out from the crowd.
Both sessions will focus on photographing people the first looking at portrait, the second at 3/4 and full length.
Alex Styles - Demo Saturday 17th, 10am and meet and greet at 11am
With over 10 years experience Alex Styles has worked with a range of people in the business.
Specialising in portrait photography he has photographed a host of celebrities including Derren Brown / Gok Wan / Fearne Cotton / Jeff Stelling to name a few.
He has also worked with a range of high street fashion brands along with high end hair salons across the UK.
Although Alex has created a fantastic list of clients he hasn't forgot about what matters most within photography, he remains well-grounded and still operates a busy studio with the general public including portrait, fashion, family, hair, wedding, products.
Talk outline How colour can impact your studio sales
Alex Styles will be giving a lighting demonstration where he will talk about how colour with simple one head lighting set-ups can be extremely effective in the studio or whilst on location.
Alex's talk will be fun, lively and informative, but most importantly attendees will walk away with a whole new heap of expertise and inspiration under their belts. The talk promises to be of fantastic benefit to studio owners, wedding and event photographers.
Alex will focus on demonstrating lighting techniques, background and colour set-up in the studio or on location to show how a mixture of colour and lighting can create the perfect image.Alex will also talk about how the use of colour has massively impacted his own studio sales and how his business has gone from strength to strength since the introduction to colour.
Vanessa Champion - ooh look a woman Demo Sunday 12 noon and 14.00pm
Photographer for over 20 years, shot the great and the good and those on the periphery, from Pavarotti to Sooty and Sweep, lots of actors and musicians, live performance and editorial here in the UK, Africa and Asia, from cupcakes to lingerie. Founder of PhotoAid Global and the Brand Imaging Group a fine art print agency, Ness is a consultant for Creativity Backgrounds and is your port of call for any questions.
Talk outline Colour, Confidence, Creativity and Light Scared of using colour Nah, keep it simple and learn how a simple single colour transform your images and your creative confidence.
If you've been shooting high key for the past two years, it's time to change Even a beginner can create amazing images by understanding how colour can surprise and create beautiful images if you know what to do. Demonstration and a practical.
Bring your camera if you want to and have a go. Using really really simple constant lighting, I'll show it's how you interact with the model. It's direction and confidence that gets the results when using colour. The difference colour makes on the energy and resulting images. Simples.
Premiering young dance model and actress, Izzi Norrington.
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