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Lighting on Location for Editorial Fashion with George Simian

January 5 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Today’s editorial fashion magazine cover is shot in visually-interesting locations, with charismatic actors or models enacting a story.  Strobe lighting is the key element for creating the drama necessary for the appropriate mood. Join us in a special-event space in Pasadena, to create magazine-cover-worthy images!


We will have actresses to perform for you, with grooming and styling ready for the camera. You will create striking fashion portraits, with portable pro strobe lighting equipment. You will use an array of light modifiers on Profoto strobes to create excitement and to focus the attention on the actress, to separate and highlight her, and to render a colorful environment. You will learn to control the quality of the light, set a custom White Balance to match gels on the strobes, balance the strobe with the ambient background, and make images where the light sets the mood, creates a style, and evokes emotion!

This will be the most advanced fashion lighting workshop we offer. Working in small teams, changing locations and models every hour, you will create dozens of completely unique dramatic images.  Simply bring your camera, your favorite lens (normal to short telephoto) backup batteries and memory cards – and we will provide the rest (education, models, strobes, drinks and snacks). At the end of the photo shoot we will have a short demo of editing and post-processing. *A week after the workshop you’ll send us your best shots, and we will post a group web page, as well as reward the actresses with your images.
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS:    Noor is located upstairs in the Paseo Colorado mall.  Please park in the Paseo Colorado Parking (west of the mall) entrances on South Marengo, East Green, and Arroyo Parkway.  There is a walkway to Noor on the roof level.

George is an ex-East-Coast-based advertising photographer, with over 30 years’ experience of providing services to Corporate and Editorial clients. Projects have included providing photography for annual reports, advertising and marketing materials, and magazine features shot on 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 (https://www.digitalphotopro.com/profiles/the-art-of-movement)
*As a condition of enrollment in this course, all students shall provide the photos they take during the workshop to our actresses/models.  This allows us the keep the workshop fee low and not require students to pay an extra actress/model fee.


NOOR Event Space
300 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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