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, 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 don@donbeckerphotography.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.

Also, a short report on our "High Key- Low Key Portraiture" workshop that was held on June 9th is below.  It was a blast!  Model Kelly was excellent, and a couple of photos from the workshop are also below. More photos and details are on the Photo Blog Section of this website. If you were not there, you missed a great one!
Blessings to all,

Completed -High Key and Low Key Portraiture Workshop - Sunday afternoon, June 9th

The HiKey - LoKey Portraiture from June 9th was outstanding!. It was held from 2-7 PM on Sunday afternoon, June 9th, at the Southlawn Studio in Rockville, MD. This 5 hour workshop was a little different than my others, in that it had 3 hours of photographing the beautiful model Kelly (see several of photos below, taken at the workshop), followed by 2 hours of me demonstrating and teaching my Photoshop/Lightoom techniques and workflows to enhancing your portraits and all kinds of photos (in response to numerous requests!).
High Key and Low Key portraits are portraits where light or dark tones predominate. These techniques are powerful tools for the portrait photographer to capture dramatic images with impact, much more than with conventional portraiture. We worked with a number of different lighting techniques which provide the kind of results you see below, and that are relatively simple to duplicate in your own studio, or even to duplicate in many different situations using outdoor/under cover location photography. All you need is a light/dark background and specific kinds of light. I included some lighting sets which use only a single light!
If you think that you would like to learn more about some of these techniques, think about joining us in the Creative Studio Techniques Workshop described above.
Blessings to all,



Completed: Workshop: "Fashion Photography" - Sunday afternoon, 2-7 PM, April 28th, 2019


We had a great time at the fashion workshop, you can read about it and see some photos from it below and on my Blog, just two sections later on this website. I think this was one of the best fashion shoots I have ever been on! We only had four signups, and we had both models for the entire 5 hours of the workshop, so everybody had LOTS of shooting time with each of the wardrobe changes. There are still more different wardrobe changes I have not worked on yet, so stay tuned.
The subject of the June 9th workshop (my next one) is listed above, if you have already seen it.






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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