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Traveling Light, Lighting Well
with Joe McNally
October 13 - October 18, 2013

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►►News Flash! We have been able to renegotiate with some of our San Miguel vendors and the package price for this workshop has dropped from the original price of $3195 to $2795 -- a savings for you of $400.

Photographers on assignment have to travel light, move fast, and face the daunting task of shooting with an economy of intent and equipment. This lighting workshop, held in one of the most beautiful settings in Mexico, emphasizes simplicity of approach and getting the most from a simple, transportable kit of gear.

All week, we discuss effective techniques for lighting on the fly using simple, portable light shapers that can be set up quickly but yield impressive, sophisticated results. We discuss all manner of field techniques, from evaluating locations to knowing how to distill a scene to its simplest pictorial elements, as well as maximizing small flashes carried in your camera bag. We address issues concerning color of light and light quality—whether it's hard, overhead Mexican sunshine on the street, open shade, or shadows and moody interiors. We explore multiple flash techniques, using both TTL and manual modes. Throughout, we use strategies such as radio triggers, line of sight, high-speed sync, and using found objects as light shapers.

Every day we engage in lively critiques. We discuss topics such as economic survival, artistic direction, and keeping creativity alive. Being detached from the "real world" in idyllic San Miguel de Allende offers enormous opportunities for experimentation and growth as a photographer, as well as the chance to practice and develop essential lighting skills.
 

PACKAGE PRICE INFO:
►►News Flash! We have been able to renegotiate with some of our San Miguel vendors and the package price for this workshop has dropped from the original price of $3195 to $2795 -- a savings for you of $400. Price includes double accommodations for 6 nights (single supplement available for an additional $480), breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Sunday & Friday, and applicable model/location/materials fees.   General Information for Workshops in San Miguel
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Joe McNally: Joe McNally is a 25-year contributor to National Geographic and a former staff photographer at LIFE. Working in 54 countries ...

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