COURSE FEE INCLUDES: Class instruction, Double Occupancy hotel room shared with another student, DINNER Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, LUNCH Monday through Thursday, BREAKFAST Friday, Awards BANQUET, Parties, ALL schoolwide events, extracurricular activities and photo sessions, all taxes, tips and gratuities, 2 PPA merits and 5 PPA CEUs, group photo, fun, friendship, and a whole lot more to make the entire experience priceless!
Students should have a good understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Students will learn how to perfect straight-out-of-the-camera images using available light (reflector, strobes and natural light).
DSLR camera. Newborn photography lenses: either 35mm or 50mm or 85mm. Maternity photography lenses: 85mm, 135mm or 70-200mm. You are more than welcome to bring other lenses too (e.g. 24-70mm, 200mm or macro lens 100mm or 105mm).
Basic knowledge of ACR/Lightroom and Photoshop
- TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
Lenses and focal lengths
Natural light, studio light, continuous light and equipment
Metering for correct exposure
Photoshop post-production (retouching, composites, overlays etc)
Maternity Poses – Single, couple, family
Creative maternity photography ideas, composition and styling
Studio and outdoor – how to shoot in the studio and outdoor. Learn to shoot in sun, shade and overcast days
Basic newborn poses – baby, parent-baby, sibling-baby
Advanced newborn posing – composites, specialty props (e.g branch, dreamcatchers, etc)
- PHOTOSHOP POST-PRODUCTION
Promotion Strategies – Website, Social Media, Advertising