Fashion with Hard Light – George Simian – Los Angeles

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Fashion with Hard Light – George Simian – Los Angeles

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| $275.00
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Join us for a hands-on shooting workshop, where we’ll set up a dynamic shooting environment, with hard lights, grip gear, and dancer models.

Elevate your fashion photography skills and create images that command attention. Join us for this transformative workshop, and let’s explore the captivating world of hard light together.

Fashion photography’s priority is to grab your attention with the striking clothes, the models, the location, and the light!

All our past workshops have emphasized the use of Soft Light, replicating window light. This time, we will use the drama of Hard Light, emulating the direct rays of the sun.

Hard light, with its sharp shadows and intense saturation, can create truly striking images. Though it presents unique challenges such as the rapid drop-off in intensity and the need for additional fill lights, the payoff is well worth the effort. We’ll guide you through navigating these technical hurdles, empowering you to harness the full potential of hard light. We will also discuss how advances in post-processing can automate softening the harsh effects on skin.

Join us for this hands-on shooting workshop where we’ll set up a dynamic shooting environment complete with three hard lights, grip gear, and captivating dancer models. Together we’ll explore how to create visually stunning, high-impact fashion images using these dramatic lighting techniques.

To ensure your success, we’ll kick off the workshop with a Zoom introductory session, where we’ll delve into the theory and best practices of working with hard light. And after the hands-on shooting, we’ll reconvene for a second Zoom session focused on post-processing techniques. This will help you seamlessly integrate the harsh effects of hard light and achieve your desired aesthetic.


Lecture on Zoom – Thursday, September 19th @ 7 pm

Hands-on-Shoot – Sunday, September 22nd @ 12pm – 6pm

Review Session on Zoom – Monday, September 23rd @ 7 pm

This hands-on photography workshop will take place at a studio in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. The exact location will be provided to registered attendees 48 hours before the workshop.

Cancellations or refund requests must be made via email 30 days prior to the course.

By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.  Click here to view our Terms and Conditions. You will be required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop.

Instructor Bio: George is an ex-East-Coast-based advertising photographer, with over 30 years of experience in providing services to Corporate and Editorial clients. Projects have included providing photography for annual reports, advertising, and marketing materials, and magazine features shot at locations around the world. A life-long advocate for photographers’ rights, he has served on both the national and the LA board of directors of the American Photographic Artists and currently leads the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group. George is also a photography educator who has taught at UCLA Extension (2007 Instructor of the Year), Samy’s Camera, and one-on-one. Every summer George leads travel photography workshops in Bali, Indonesia. In August 2011 George was recognized as one of the 13 Best Workshop Instructors, nationwide, by PDN Magazine, the Bible of the commercial photography industry. In July 2018 Digital Photo Pro Magazine profiled him and his specialized lighting of dancers and acrobats, in a feature article that can be read here (


September 22
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA United States
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