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, June 9th, 2019. See below.)
Creative Studio Techniques Workshop - Sunday afternoon, July 21st, from 2-7 PM
My next workshop is a "Creative Studio Techniques" workshop, to be held on July 1st, 2019. It will be held from 2-7 PM on Sunday afternoon, June 9th, at the Southlawn Studio in Rockville, MD. This 5 hour workshop will be a somewhat different than my usual workshops, in that we will primarily cover four different creative studio techniques for creating special portrait and beauty images, using our gorgeous model Kelly. These four techniques are:
(1) Fog effects - using a special dry ice fog machine and a dam around the model to contain the fog
(2) Raindrops on a window effect - shooting through a transparent "window" with spray creating drops on a window
(3) Color Gel effects - using color gels on lights for background and/or on the model (hi key and lo key) (including a discussion on getting some of these same effects using Photoshop tools and techniques)
(4) Blur effects using continuous lighting - since model Kelly is also a ballet dancer, we will be photographing her as a dancer using (a) rear curtain shutter, (b) blur movement using combined flash and continuous lighting, and (c) blur techniques using continuous lighting only.
As usual, the workshop cost is $125 for the 5 hours, and you can sign up below using the PayPal link in the "Upcoming Workshops" section of the website. Any questions or need assistance, contact me at email@example.com. We already have 5 participants committed for this workshop, so be sure to sign up soon if this is something that you would be interested in doing.
Completed -High Key and Low Key Portraiture Workshop - Sunday afternoon, June 9th
Completed: Workshop: "Fashion Photography" - Sunday afternoon, 2-7 PM, April 28th, 2019
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.
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
Street Photography (Annapolis)
Street Photography (Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia)
Street Photography (Rockville Town Center)
Makeup and Lighting Techiques for Fashion and Beauty
Thank you and I hope to see you in one of my future workshops!