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.
Upcoming Workshops: (the next workshop will be on June 24, 2018)
Outdoor Portraiture - Sunday, June 24th, 2018 - 1 PM to 6 PM - Cost = $125
Location: Near the Southlawn Studio in Rockville, MD, and surrounding area.
My next workshop is an “Outdoor Portraiture” workshop, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, June 24th, from 1-6 PM. (I am scheduling this for an hour earlier than my studio workshops, in order to make best use of the sunlight/daylight.) The location for this workshop has changed, and now will be held around the area of my rental studio in Rockville, MD. We will have access to the studio for wardrobe changes, restroom facilities, and a roll-up door that will provide natural lighting in the studio. In addition we wil utilize the surrounding area for both conventional portrait backgrounds plus industrial type backgrounds, and there are two small parks nearby for nature type backgrounds. Plus, should there be inclement weather, we have the natural light studio to work with.
This Outdoor Portraiture workshop has models provided, and would include the following: determining the “best” exposure through use of your camera histogram and/or a hand-held light meter; use of reflectors to control contrast and shadows; on- and off-camera flash to eliminate shadows and create modeling on the face; balancing flash with available light; use of neutral density filters to improve your images; photographer and model/client interactions; building rapport with the model/client to capture the best possible images; and much more. The two models booked are shown below.
This workshop is a “shooting workshop”, with more than 4 hours of shooting and the emphasis on the participants “learning while doing”. I will continually be offering comments, suggestions and guidance during the workshops, on how you can make your images even better. We will not stop for eating, but snacks are allowed during the workshop.
Handouts containing useful information including lighting diagrams will be provided, plus discussions and guidance will continue thruout the workshop on posing and lighting, in order to provide you with the optmum opportunity to get great photos! We will not stop for eating, but snacks are allowed during the workshop; and water is strongly encouraged as well.
Limited to 10 participants, so sign up early - first come, first served.
(Note: The PayPal widget for signing up for this workshop is below
Studio Fashion Photography - Sunday afternoon, August 12th, from 2-7 PM
(Location: At the Southlawn Studio in Rockville, MD)
I have scheduled a new workshop on the topic of "Studio Fashion Photography", to be held on Sunday afternoon, August 12th, from 2-7 PM. A new development is that I have arranged to collaborate with and co-teach this workshop with the very experienced fashion photographer Beverli Alford! Beverli now lives in Silver Spring, but has spent much of her long career in the fashion center of New York City, and her images show it! Take a look at her outstanding website at www.beverlialfordphotography.com and you will see what I mean. She has a special way of working with models and posing that pulls the very best out of them, and then captures it in her camera. Two of her images are below, and demonstrate her skill and her eye for beauty and fashion! This will be a workshop you won't want to miss! Beverli will select our models for this workshop, and we will make extra efforts to create exotic looks and creative lighting and posing, so that your images will pop!
As usual, this workshop is limited to 10 participants; the cost is slightly higher at $150, but it will be worth every penny! Sign up with the PayPal link right above this section. Or, let me know if you would prefer that I send you an individualized PayPal invoice for the workshop instead.
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 that is a listing of workshops that I have taught at various times at MPW (2016-2017) and/or at the WSP (1981-2016). 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.
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.
Workshops previously taught at MPW and/or WSP:
High Key and Low Key Photography: Portraiture, Beauty and Glamour
Photography of the Ballet
Macro, Copy, and Closeup Photography: Images
Macro, Copy and Closeup Photography: Equipment and Techniques
Studio Fashion Photography
Dynamic Studio Lighting Techniques
Basic Studio Techniques: Lighting, Equipment and Methods
Lighting Techniques for Portraiture
Glamour Portraiture and Model Headshots
Makeup and Lighting Techiques for Fashion and Beauty
Preteen and Teen Portraiture
Camera System Testing and Evaluation
Dynamic Digital Color: Understanding and Creating Images with Impact
Studio Lighting in a Day (3 hour workshop)
Thank you and I hope to see you in one of my future workshops!