Upcoming Workshops


           I teach a variety of workshops in a group setting both on location and at a rental studio, and a listing of my upcoming workshops is below. I also teach all of these subjects, and more, on a personal basis to individuals and small groups, who may learn more easily in that type of environment, or who have special needs or techniques they would like to develop more fully.

          To see some of the photos and my comments from past workshops, visit my "Blog" page by clicking on the Blog heading at the top of this page.

Upcoming Workshops: (the next workshop will be on Sunday afternoon, March 1st, 2020. See below.)


Next Workshop:  Glamour Portraiture of ModelKelly - Sunday Afternoon, March 1st, 2020 -

                     from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the Southlawn Studio (657 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, MD).


I have scheduled my next full 5 hour workshop for Sunday afternoon, March 1st. By popular demand, we will again have ModelKelly for our model! She sure is popular with our shooters!
The topic of this new workshop will be glamour portraiture. For the first part we will simulate the glamour portraits of the 40's and 50's with the likes of George Hurrell. This, of course, utilizes the low key portrait techniques, and in the second part we will study a variety of different low key portrait techniques as well. Kelly will have her hair down and in soft curls to start, but we can have her do some tight braids as well, which also look great on her. And, be sure to try some of your photos in black and white, for the true Hurrell effect! We will be using some background effects to help us in the photos. We also will be using continuous lighting for a portion of the workshop, which provides more opportunities for shooting. Several examples of ModelKelly with low key lighting are below.
As usual, the cost of the workshop is $125 for the 5 hours, and we will have ModelKelly for the entire time. You can sign up here (www.donbeckerphotography.com) using the PayPal widget below, or, if you prefer, let me know and I will send you a personal PayPal invoice for the workshop.
One additional thing: I have decided to limit all of my workshops to a maximum of 8 participants, rather than 10 from previous workshops. This was suggested by a number of previous participants, and should allow more individual shooting and less confusion. But, on the other hand, if you are interested in the workshop, you may need sign up earlier than previously, since it will fill sooner.
I think that this will be a terrific workshop, and I will be anxious to develop more of those low key lighting effects!



Completed: Two ModelKelly Benefit Shoots


We recently had two benefits shoots for ModelKelly, in which all of the money collected went to Kelly to help her with her college expenses. She is very grateful and asked me to thank you all for helping her in this way. In discussions with participants I get the feeling that they were very happy to get to photograph her in these shoots! A couple of my photos from those sessions are below.



Other Workshops 


          I also have implemented something I call "Workshops on Demand", where an individual or small

group may prefer to have a workshop or instruction in a limited situation. These can be tailor-made to

take place at any location or at any time.


          Below is a listing of workshops that I have taught at various times.  Most of my workshops will be 5 hours in length and taught on a Sunday afternoon, from 2 PM to 7 PM, although I am available on most days and at most times for "Workshops on Demand" or personal instruction.  I have a substantial knowledge of both Lightroom CC and (especially) Photoshop CC for use in my photography, in order to make my images the very best that they can be, and I am available to teach most aspects of digital image modification as well.


          I am also available for talks, short workshops or judging for photography organizations in the Metro DC area (including NoVA and Baltimore), including camera clubs and photography competitions. (And elsewhere with travel and accommodations paid.)


          Please contact me directly at don(at)donbeckerphotography.com or by phone at 301-949-0473 (home) to obtain more information. Registration for workshops or other payment is above using your credit card and the PayPal link. Or, if preferred, upon request I can send you a PayPal invoice, which you can then use with your credit or debit card to register for any workshop or other instruction.


     Workshops Available


High Key and Low Key Photography: Portraiture, Beauty and Glamour

Photography of the Ballet 

Macro, Copy and Closeup Photography

Studio Fashion Photography 

Dynamic Studio Lighting Techniques

Outdoor Portraiture
Lighting Techniques for Portraiture

Street Photography (Annapolis)

Street Photography (Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia)

Street Photography (Rockville Town Center)

Makeup and Lighting Techiques for Fashion and Beauty

One-Light Portraiture


Thank you and I hope to see you in one of my future workshops!

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