Precision Camera University 2014
3 Day Photo Workshop
You do not have to stay at the host hotel, but it is really a nice place to relax. There are many places to stay nearby. Call T Bar M Ranch and make your reservations as soon as you can. Let them know you are attending the Precision Camera event.
What is PCU?
This is a 3 day, hands-on photography workshop. We have flown in some of the best instructors from around the country, so that you can spend the weekend knee-deep in photography! This year, we will have 5 photographers to choose from. You will choose 3 photographers to learn from, and you will spend one full day with each.
A typical workshop day is:
While each class varies based on the instructors teaching style, a typical workshop day begins with a classroom discussion. After lunch you will begin shooting and learning from your instructor. These are hands on seminars and a great opportunity to learn from some really fabulous photographers. It is also an opportunity to get some great shots to add to your portfolio. Everyone will be provided with model releases that allow you, the photographer, to use the images in your portfolio and on your website.
New this year! FIVE great speakers and 3 days of instruction for only $349.99 (or $299.99 early bird price!).
INSTRUCTORS AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
When you register for this event, you will be able to choose 3 of the 5 speakers to learn from (1 per day) you may not get all of your three choices, but we will do our best.
Cecil will share his techniques, tips and tricks he has learned, first hand, for Landscape, Travel & HDR Photography. We will talk about things like equipment, preparation, composition, processing and even commonly made mistakes.
Cecil has a passion for the outdoors and nature. He will share that passion and discuss things like how to travel with your camera gear, how to put yourself in the right place and be prepared to capture a great landscape image.
As well as having a passion for the outdoors, nature and landscapes, Cecil has embraced HDR as another tool to use for creating images that stand out. We will talk about how to shoot for Landscape, Travel & HDR Photography as well go over Cecil’s workflow for processing these images using tools like Photomatix Pro and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
This class is for those who are beginning with Landscape, Travel and HDR Photography, as well as those who want to improve their current photography skillset.
*(THIS CLASS SOLD OUT)*
Join Lou for a full day of lecture and hands-on training on Glamour Photography.
Sharing some of her trademark tricks and tips, you'll learn everything you need to create lighting set-ups from clean, simple high-key to dark and sexy. Lou will share her experience from shooting high fashion advertising campaigns to her days as a photographer for Playboy Magazine. The lecture will focus on the four points necessary for a successful Glamour or Boudoir shoot and how to conceptualize an amazing photo shoot experience for both photographer and model.
In addition, you will learn all about creating tasteful sets, (where to shop for fabrics, clothing, accessories, etc.) how to communicate with your model(s) and direct them to elicit the exact feeling or mood you are trying to capture. As a photographer, you will become more confident and comfortable in your concepts, lighting set-ups and model direction.
Lou will share creative ways to make more money by providing incentives to increase sales. You will be inspired to grow your business opportunities with Glamour Photography that will have your clients returning year after year.
Spend an intimate day with Jen as she takes you through the ins and outs of boudoir photography and working with women.
We will begin by learning how to improve your images as well as your connections with your clients. Jennifer will address posing, lighting and business strategies to help improve all areas of your work.
This class is for those who want to start with boudoir, as well as those who want to improve their boudoir business. Let's work together to create happier clients, better sales and amazing referrals.
*(THIS CLASS SOLD OUT)*
Start your day with Master Craftsman and Professional Photographer James Schmelzer as he takes you step by step through the theory and techniques behind great studio lighting, using constant lights. Go behind the scenes in a variety of different lighting setups and find out where to place your lights, how far away and how high. Get an in depth overview of seven different patterns of light, such as Split, Broad, Short, Rembrandt, Butterfly etc… while learning facial analysis and when to use each pattern.
Continue your day by mastering the challenge of sunny day shooting. Master Craftsmen and Professional Photographer James Schmelzer will walk you through various outdoor lighting techniques, such as the proper use of diffusers and reflectors as well as high-speed and hyper-sync techniques using a variety of modifiers.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn firsthand from one of the best on how to overcome the many challenges of lighting. After attending this seminar, you should have the confidence and understanding of how to take your images to the next level using various lighting techniques.
JEREMY & ZABRINA:
Jeremy and Zabrina of JeZa Photography will be covering the art of engagement portraits, wedding day photography, and post production using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Beginning with engagement portraits, they will discuss how they approach different clients to design a custom engagement portrat session to reflect the client’s taste & personal style. This will cover starting a concept, location, lighting and posing.
Next, Jeremy and Zabrina will discuss the wedding day photography work flow, how to work with assistants, gear choices, and must have wedding shots. They will discuss both technical & artisitic approach on how they shoot a wedding from start to finish. Learn how to set up lighting for different venue types, posing the bride, groom, and groups.
Finally, finish the day with a brief lecture on post-production. When, how, why, and what tools to use to edit engagement & portrait photography. Jeremy will discuss how to add light & shadow, how to create drama and remove distraction. Students will need to bring their own laptop with Photoshop CS4 or higher already installed.
BONUS FOR EVERYONE!
On Saturday evening after our trade-show festivities, globally acclaimed photographer Randy Kerr will be offering a special workshop open to all of the PCU weekend attendees.
Randy Kerr has an extensive history as a photography instructor. He has become very active as one of Precision Camera University's core instructors over the past several years. Randy uses every experience in the classroom not only as a learning opportunity for his students, but for him as well. Finally, he has accumulated the wealth of this knowledge to create a most spectacular and all-inclusive photography learning experience. His presentation is true spectical to be witnessed! Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Workshop fee includes the following meals:
(If you stay at T Bar M, Breakfast is included with your room)
What to Bring:
Camera, memory cards, lenses, flash, tripod, light meter if you have one, computer and any other photo items. Dress will be casual, wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
We will have loaner lenses to borrow for the weekend from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Sigma and Tamron. We may also have other surprises at the event.