Fri, Nov 24|
Back To Basics Workshop
Join us for our second Back To Basics Workshop!
Time & Location
Nov 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Portland, 1030 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202, USA
About the event
Hey there! Rose and Michael here: the new owners of Cobalt Studios.
In the process of shifting into this amazing space, we've been asking tons of photographers and other creatives, "What would you want the most out of Cobalt Studio?" Hands down, the number one response has been EDUCATION!
More often than not, even in the bookings we've had here, photographers don't understand how to use the space, or if they have a basic understanding, most photographers have no clue what half of the other equipment is for or how much potential is at their fingertips.
More than anything, beyond watching Cobalt succeed, we want to see Portland's photographic community succeed. Not only succeed, but excel! And that begins with ridding of that intimidation looming behind the concept of a closed studio set. It begins with nailing down the basics, and that's exactly what this workshop/short course is all about.
What to expect at the Back To Basics Workshop
At the Back To Basics Workshop, photographers will be working with models and other photographers with a rather basic lighting setup with a variety of backdrops.
Before shooting, we will discuss and go over how to set up and use the flash triggers, how to mount and control lighting stands, and the basics of light control and dispersal with softboxes, grids, and bare lighting. We will discuss and practice lighting settings, setting up backdrops, and depth and location of where to place a model for our standard studio sets.
. All details of how we will achieve our looks will be discussed during the workshop.
Beyond education, what is expected to be gained from this workshop
You will be capturing an assortment of awesome images with models collaborating on this workshop. You will be able to use these images in your portfolio to show off your new skills, and hopefully gain some new connections!
Here's an inspiration board of what we intend to capture!
What you'll need
You'll need your camera, lenses, and a flash trigger. We currently have 2 Canon, 2 Sony, and 2 Nikon/Fuji triggers. You'll be prompted to answer your camera model at checkout. If we don't have a trigger for you, they can be rented for a very low cost from Profoto and we will instruct you on how to do so. (Note: We are also going to be discussing a collaboration with Profoto, so hopefully this little segment gets erased and renting will be out of the question)
Expected Models and Collaborators
Nathanial Cyc Wall Colorful outfit
Xenia Cyc Wall Colorful Outfit
Reme Gray Canvas Backdrop Neutral Color Outfit
Natalie Warm Seamless Paper with Dark Outfit
Hosts / New Studio Owners: Rose and Michael
(It is VERY IMPORTANT that you credit all collaborators when you release your images. The heart of our passions is with the community surrounding it, so not crediting artists is taken very seriously and may result in an inability to attend future events.)
5:00 Models and MUA show up (we will be setting up lighting while makeup is being done)
6:00 Photographers show up
6:45 All makeup needs to be done and models in their outfits and in position.
7:00- 7:30 First-round shooting at stations
7:30-8:00 Second round shooting at stations at stations
8:00-8:30 Last round
8:30-9:00 Wrap up, questions, group shot
If anyone wants to stay after and do some fun mix-ups with outfits and backdrops, we are down to stay until 9:30!!
There will be a release form
All attendees agree to sign this contract upon arrival, so check it out beforehand!
"I HEREBY UNDERSTAND THAT FULL COPYRIGHT OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS BELONGS TO THE PHOTOGRAPHERS (-YOUR BUSINESS NAME-) IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SHOOT, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF REPRODUCTION EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART.
I GRANT TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SHOOT THE PERMISSION TO USE THE IMAGES, EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART, FOR PUBLICATION IN ADVERTISING MATERIALS, WEBSITES, BLOGS, PORTFOLIOS, DISPLAY, SOCIAL MEDIA, OR ANY OTHER PROMOTIONAL METHODS FOR ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SHOOT WITH ANY RETOUCHING OR ALTERATION WITHOUT RESTRICTION. I FURTHER WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO REVIEW OR APPROVE ANY USE OF THE IMAGES AND WRITTEN COPY OR FINISHED PRODUCTS. I WILL NOT PROSECUTE OR INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS, CLAIMS, OR DEMANDS AGAINST ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SHOOT WITH RESPECT TO ANY USAGE OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED PHOTOGRAPHS.
I HEREBY RELEASE THE PHOTOGRAPHERS NAMED ABOVE FROM ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITY RELATING TO IMAGES, VIDEO, OR PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN OF/FOR ME.
FURTHERMORE, ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SHOOT ALLOW THE MODEL TO USE FINAL IMAGES ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA AND PERSONAL MARKETING EFFORTS PHOTOGRAPHERS MUST RETURN AT LEAST FIVE IMAGES TO EACH MODEL ATTENDING WITHIN 10 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT. PRINT PUBLICATIONS NEED TO BE PRE-APPROVED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO TOOK THE IMAGES.
ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, MODELS, MAKEUP ARTISTS, STYLISTS, AND CREATIVES INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF THE EVENT MUST BE TAGGED IN ALL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
I HAVE READ THIS MODEL RELEASE FORM CAREFULLY AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, MEANINGS, AND IMPLICATIONS."
Theme: Back To Basics
We are very excited to be hosting workshops and this is only the first step to so many to come. Once the intimidation factor of working in the studio is out of the way, there are endless set-ups and themes to learn. Keep an eye out for workshops about advanced lighting, gels/color, light modifiers, posing, post-production, the business of photography, and so much more!
Grab your ticket and we'll see you there!
Get ready to unlock your studio photography potential!$70.00