Scott Detweiler - Dramatic Portraiture - Lighting to Post Production
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About the Event
During this full day of hands-on photography education, we will explore different ways of visualizing light, challenge ourselves to light creatively, and then take the morning's spoils and finish them in Photoshop. This entire workflow has something for all levels of photographer.
As a Physics major, I enjoy the technical aspects of photography. I like to know my camera settings, angles, focus depth, fall-off, as well as other elements of the scene that directly affect the result. By understanding how an image will look at 24mm versus 200mm, or when lit by a larger or smaller apparent light source, it becomes easier to make creative decisions.
In our studio challenge each other to set up complete scenes and take a single photo without test shots. This drill has dramatically improved our abilities to create successful scenes from our imagination, even on location or group shoots where planning isn't much of an option. We are always learning and trying new ideas.
My latest passion in the last few years has been body painting. I have taken my artistic visions and applied them to the subject of some of my creative works. I do quite a few commissioned paints each year and it has become an unexpected niche for my market.
Teaching others is something I also enjoy doing via workshops, speaking engagements, or traveling to shoots as often as possible. I also do themed shoots, seminars on lighting, posing, and post-production seminars that are open to the public at my studio.
I love passing on my knowledge to those who are now facing similar frustrations with the technical aspects of this excellent artistic outlet.
New ways of looking at light.
Camera, and a laptop if you choose to follow along with the Photoshop portion of the presentation.