Location People 2012 (Click Here for a PDF)
October 23-28, 2012 (Expanded to 6 Days!) (Tuesday at 4:00 PM – Sunday at 5:00 PM)
Tuition: $1295 (Includes Studio, Models, Makeup Artists, Stylists, & Use of Professional Lighting Equipment and Grip)
Max Participants: 12
Behind the scenes at last year’s Location People workshop . . .
Location People is now 6 days! By popular demand, we added a full day to the agenda to allow more time for field exercises and more time to cover workflow, post processing, and retouching images after capture.
This workshop is designed to dramatically improve the skill sets required to effectively photograph people. With people as the primary subject matter of the workshop, you will explore lighting in a detailed but down-to-earth manner. We will provide demonstrations and hands on exercises covering a variety of lighting setups for location-based and lifestyle portraiture. We will cover how to achieve desired lighting effects by using natural/ambient light, on and off camera flash systems, studio strobes, and mixed-source lighting. We will also cover light modification tools and techniques. Participants will work with both models and everyday people to improve their technical abilities and explore techniques to increase their overall comfort level and ability to better connect with human subjects. We will cover photographing people in both controlled (studio and interior) and uncontrolled (street and location-based) settings. Whether you want to simply improve your images of friends and family, overcome photographic fears of working with people, or seriously explore portraiture and advance lighting techniques, this workshop is for you.
We will provide both individual and group exercises designed for all skill and experience levels and the individual goals of the participants. Field exercises build in complexity throughout the workshop and culminate in a “real world” assignments and productions.
With the Fall colors of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park as our backdrop we will photograph people at locations varying from historic interiors to urban cityscapes to mountain and lake landscapes. One day will be spent shooting on location on beautiful Norris Lake with and elegant dinner hosted by my wife and me at our home on the lake. We will continue to work with both models and everyday people but will introduce stylists and make-up artists into the production mix. This workshop will also build your interpersonal skills and help you develop the “soft-skill” processes required to effectively work with human subjects and manage an overall shoot.
As always, image review and critique will be central to the learning process.
. . . and Bryan, what can I say. You made it all happen. Dude . . . you are so sincere in your desire to give us your all. It comes through and through. It gives me goose bumps to think of you and what you put into your workshops. You are the real deal. I am so grateful to know you . . . you will never quite know what you have meant to me. – Usha
The entire workshop was way beyond what I had expected–total immersion in a subject; taught by an extremely talented and knowledgeable guy; hands-on experience with top-notch gear . . . it was a great and inspiring workshop. – Steve M.
Bryan’s enthusiasm kept everyone keyed up. His teaching style is great, very informative and relaxed, and he obviously enjoys teaching, too. I liked that he started with the basics and built upon that each day and for each assignment. – Flo
I was hoping that attending the Location People workshop would provide me with a solid understanding of basic lighting. I did not expect that I would learn that and much more. Bryan brings an enthusiasm and creativity that are contagious. He teaches you the technical aspects of lighting but also puts it into the context of developing a creative process for yourself that pushes your photography to another level. He gives you the confidence to make the lighting work for you to support your ideas. If you want to really understand lighting and what it can do for your photography then this is the exact workshop for you. – Kate L.
I wanted to drop a note to tell you what an extraordinary workshop experience Location People was — Bryan put together a program that far exceeded everyone’s expectations . . . and, that’s coming from some core TME folks who have come to expect the best. – Steve
Overall I thought LP2 was great. I liked that it pushed me into new areas such as a full-on studio shoot on a restricted time line and with specific objectives. The idea of shooting with an agency was great and really helped tie everything together. I would suggest that anyone who wants to get into shooting people in a controlled lighting environment take the workshop. – Mike
The closest airport to Knoxville is the Knoxville McGee Tyson Airport (TYS). The airport is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville. There is taxi service and there are rental cars available at this airport. Taxi fare to downtown Knoxville where our hotel is located is approximately $30.00.
We will release workshop participant contact information to the members of this particular workshop, with each participant’s approval, as the workshop dates approach so that you may arrange car sharing, etc. with each other.
We will only need enough cars to transport participants away from the city to shoot at two or three locations outside of the city, weather permitting. For the rest of the time, all of our shooting locations are within walking distance of the hotel and studio. We do encourage the participants to share cars.
We have a block of rooms set aside for the Location People II workshop participants at:
Crowne Plaza Hotel Knoxville
401 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
The group rate for the rooms are $102 per night (weekdays and weekend).
Each room includes: Flat Screen Television •Microwave /Refrigerator •Remote Control Television • Iron and Ironing Board • Blow Dryer • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access • Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast • Coffee Maker with Gourmet Coffee • Indoor Heated Pool and 3000 sq ft Gym
When you call for reservations, please tell them that you are with the Bryan Allen Photography Workshop in order to get the special rate.