This is a video from a product photography workshop I did in Los Angeles


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Portfolio Workshop-November 27, 2017!

This workshop is designed for people build to create photos that will enable them to share their vision with others; that becomes their portfolio. Of course you can work on any kind images in this workshop: fine art, a portrait, commercial, and so on. The key is to get really good feedback about your work, and get help to develop your portfolio. In the Portfolio Workshop you'll get feedback from several people, which can be really helpful. The Portfolio Workshop also helps you develop your ability to think carefully about making images. This is a continuing workshop: people come back every month. Check out this link for more information

One on One Photo Workshops with John Siskin

A lot of class promotions start with the term: learn at your own pace. I’m offering you an opportunity to learn one on one, with John Siskin.  You choose the material. I provide the studio and the equipment. Here’s the deal: A day in the studio with me. Pick the subjects. You set the pace. Just $425 for the studio, the equipment and me! Here are some ideas, these can be a class or a starting point: How Light Works, Portraiture Lighting, Product Lighting, Shooting Jewelry, Commercial Photography, One Light Shooting, Location Shooting and whatever else I can help you with. For many subjects we can begin with a structured program or we can experiment and discover together. Check out this link for more information

Lighting Workshop-New date posting soon

This workshop is about using light to create. We’re going to work on building the images that you see in your mind: pre-visualizing and building images. The goal is to bring the images from your mind into your camera. We’ll work with controlling color and quality of light to create mood. Of course the techniques will also work in the field, as well as the studio. You can sign up for just the first day of the workshop, where I’ll introduce lighting tools and explain how to manipulate them, or you can sign up for both days. On the second day, we’ll work in the studio with live models and still life shots. You’ll be doing the shooting! The second day, when we’re shooting, is limited to just 4 people. Check out this link for more information

Choose your workshop

Beyond 1:1-Going into Uncharted Territory
Micro Photography Workshop-
New date posting soon

Would you like to photograph the scales on a butterfly’s wing or the details in a crystal? The workshop will explain how to use simple tools to shoot amazing pictures. The tools are much more inexpensive than you might think, some cost less than $20. You can get a microscope that will enable you to make an image that is 40 times life size on your sensor for just over $100. This workshop will unlock a new world with unlimited photographic adventures! Check out this link for more information


On Line Photo Classes, Free!

I taught Photographic Lighting and other subjects at BetterPhoto for about eight years, and I thought it was a wonderful experience. I got to work with emerging photographers from all over the world as well as the other experienced pros who also offered courses at BetterPhoto. BetterPhoto is charting a new course that won’t involve any of the interactive classes that I, or the other instructors offered. I hope that Jim Moitke and the rest of the BetterPhot crew do well with this venture.

I’ve been thinking about what to do with my classes. They’ve done well for me at BetterPhoto where I supported them with photo critiques, responses to questions and regular e-mails. Since the classes were priced around $200, I was compensated for this work. I’ve decided to make the lessons available on line for free, but if you want critiques and other support for the lessons I’ll charge a per lesson, rather than per class, fee of $25. This will give interested people a chance to use the course material and get help when they need it. I hope you’ll understand that I don’t have time to support these classes for free.

I’ll be putting up more lessons over the next few months. So please check pack for more lessons. There is PayPal links if you want to get critiques of the assignments and other support. If if you just want to support the lessons click the donate button. The actual lessons are FREE!

An Introduction to Photographic Lighting    

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Lesson 2.pdf

Lesson 3.pdf

Lesson 4.pdf

       
An Introduction to Product Photography    

Lesson 1.pdf

Lesson 2.pdf

Lesson 3.pdf

Lesson 4.pdf

       
Framing for Photographers    

Lesson 1.pdf

Lesson 2.pdf Lesson 3.pdf Lesson 4.pdf
       
Commercial Photography    

Lesson 1.pdf

Lesson 2.pdf Lesson 3.pdf Lesson 4.pdf
       
Portrait Photographery Lighting on Location and in the Studio    

Lesson 1.pdf

Lesson 2.pdf Lesson 3.pdf Lesson 4.pdf