Greetings to my friends on the other side of the world! I’m excited to be part of the next Gulf Photo Plus PopUP event taking place in Singapore on May 3rd and 4th. I really love the format of these PopUP events. You’ll get on a track and cycle through classes with Joe McNally, Gregory Heisler, Louis Pang, and myself. Joe is going to be covering small flash and all that it can do from start to finish. Gregory is going to be discussing seeing and creating light and working it to your best advantage. Louis is going to walk you through bridal, lifestyle, and large group posing and lighting.
Here’s what I’ll be teaching. You aren’t a photographer. You are a director.
A director is usually thought of as someone who sits in a chair on a movie set and barks orders out to the actors and crew involved in making the their vision come to life. For the crew you have people in charge of the camera. People in charge of the light. People in charge of the sets and costumes. Etc. Etc. Everyone is working together to create the director’s vision. You also have the actors who are in front of the camera delivering the lines and emotions needed to fulfill the director’s vision. Dozens of talented people and millions of dollars are all coming together to create 24 still images per second.
On a photo shoot you are the director. You are also the camera operator. You are in charge of the light. You select the wardrobe. Everything is on you to make one image of the subject in front of your lens. When your subject is in front of your camera and under your lights your number one job at this point is being the director. It is your job to bring everything together to create the image you want. In this class I’ll walk you through the process of being a director, a camera operator, and a lighting technician to create the image you need. You’ll learn about lights, lenses, moods, posing, directing, and seeing this process worked out from start to finish.
You’ll walk away from this class thinking less like a photographer and more like a director.
Check out the GPP PopUP site for more information and to register.
Want to go? Want to go for free? I can give one spot away here on the blog. Leave a comment below to enter and make sure you use a valid email address when you comment. Do not put your email in your comment. I’ll be able to see it on the backend of the site here. I’ll contact the winner next week when I chose one!
Also, Meg is traveling with me on this trip and it will be our first time in Singapore. What should we check out while we are there?