Join Canon Explorer of Light Joel Grimes for a three-day exploration of the power of light, setting and artistry in portraiture. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create dramatic lighting using strobes and modifiers, from the alluring intimacy of Joel’s Rembrandt cross light images to his edgy sports images.
Then you will put your knowledge into action, shooting live models in and around the eerily evocative location of Johnstown, PA — the infamous site of the 1889 flood and now home to such stirring settings as the abandoned Cambria Iron Works and Trolley Graveyard. The time-traveling adventure continues when a vintage Harley-Davidson rolls onto the scene for our next shoot.
• Create compelling portraits using a variety of lighting techniques
• Master the ins and outs of working with strobe lighting and modifiers
• Become less reliant on light meters and complicated calculations
• Compose captivating backgrounds for your portraiture
• Understand how to use large maximum aperture lenses.
• Gain knowledge of the High Speed Sync feature using Speedlites for portraits on location
• Learn how to use neutral density filters
• Gain exposure to novel portrait techniques using texture, stitching and printing
• Get advice on how to thrive as an artist personally and professionally
• Expert instruction in the field and classroom from Joel Grimes and support from the Canon Live Learning Team
• Travel to and from Johnstown for field trips
• Access to the latest Canon gear: L-Series lenses, and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D Mark II, and EOS 80D bodies
• 1–2 professional prints of your work to take home from a Canon Professional Inkjet Printer
EOS 5D Mark IV -
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 85 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
Speedlite 600EX II-RT
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
What to Bring
• Camera and lenses
• Laptop and charger
• Batteries and lots of memory cards
Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are welcome. A good understanding of your camera operations including using manual mode, apertures, AV, F-Stops and shutter speed is needed.