Workshop Details
March 23, 2013 - March 25, 2013
The Uncomfortable Workshop | Calgary, Alberta, CA $1195.00
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  • Description

    All images ©Andras Schram 2013

    World-traveling wedding photographers Andras Schram and Mike Colón team up in Calgary, Alberta to teach a very important workshop focused on the problem areas of wedding photography.  This unique workshop was designed to help photographers deal with the unexpected and difficult situations that arise during a wedding shoot.

    Andras Schram - At a young age, Andras developed a very personable and friendly way of interacting with people.  His creativity and unique ability to tell a story with his photographs has helped him create remarkable imagery in weddings and portraiture.  In this workshop, Andras will focus on teaching "human sculpting" - his unique way of posing and interacting with his subjects.

    Mike Colón - Shooting literally hundreds of weddings over the last 15 years, Mike has experienced many of the challenges and uncomfortable situations wedding photography has to offer.  He believes that if a photographer shows up to a wedding unprepared, the worst that can happen, probably will... and it's always the photographers fault (according to the client).  Mike's focus for this workshop is to prepare the attendees for the worst situations in lighting, time constraints, and even gear failure.  full bio

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Lecture: Shooting/Lighting tips for bad situations (9:00am-1:00pm)

    Mike & Andras will go through both Nikon and Canon camera settings and explain how to get consistently accurate exposures even in bad lighting situations.  Instruction will include: Choosing the right lens for the scene, mastering exposure and white balance in any light, on and off camera flash and video light, troubleshooting gear failure.

    Lunch break (1:00pm-2:30pm)

    During the lunch break, Mike & Andras will make themselves available to answer more of your questions.  

    Live Shooting Demonstration in (and around) a very dark church (2:30pm-5:00pm)

    Students will participate in a live shoot inside a church in Calgary that is notoriously dark creating difficult situations to photograph.  Mike & Andras will talk through the different challenges and solutions to shooting a ceremony in less than desireable light. Also, a family will be brought in for a family formal shoot demonstration.  Students will have a chance to photograph the models and there will be time for technical and creative questions.

    Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Lecture: Photo critiques and Image review (9:00am-1:00pm)

    Each student will present their best 5 images from the church photoshoot.  Mike & Andras will critique the images in front of the class so everyone can learn from each other's work.

    Lunch break (1:00pm-2:30pm)

    During the lunch break, Mike & Andras will make themselves available to answer more of your questions.

    Classroom Discussion:  Defining Your Style (2:30pm-4:00pm)

    Andras & Mike will discuss the creative side of wedding photography and how they overcome creative blocks and use the challenges at a wedding to fuel their creativity and keep their work fresh and unique.  Topics will include style, composition, posing, interaction with subjects, creative lighting, shadows, and much more.  Students will be put through a number of exercises to help them define their style and understand their strengths.

    Night Shoot:  This is where it gets interesting! (8pm-?)

    Join Mike and Andras as they lead you on a photographic adventure in the night shooting intriguing models in the streets of Calgary.  This one is sure to get you out of your comfort zone and promises a portfolio of images you will not get anywhere else!

    Monday, March 25, 2013

    Hang out day (10am-8pm)

    This day is optional but highly recommended!  Mike and Andras want to make themselves available to hang out with the attendees to get to know everyone on a more personal level.  All the details aren't planned yet, but we will be doing something fun and adventurous.  Bring your camera!

  • Who should attend

    Wisdom conquers fear & Preparedness prevents mistakes!  This workshop is not for the faint of heart but for the artist who wants to confront the problem areas of wedding photography and overcome the fear that stifles creativity and hinders success.

  • Tuition Includes

    All Lectures, Live photo shoots, models, hair & make-up, rights to own images

  • What To Bring

    Camera and lenses, laptop and card reader to edit photos (optional but recommended), lots of questions, your fears, insecurities, hope, passion, a good attitude, and an open mind!

  • Date
    March 23, 2013 - March 25, 2013
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  • Terms

    The entire non-refundable fee for this event will be automatically billed to your credit card upon completion of your registration.  Registration for this workshop is transferrable with 48 hours notice before the start time of the workshop.

    Seating is limited to 15 attendees