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  Feminine Portraiture is a very specific style of photography and there is more to creating images like this than just having a pretty subject in front of your camera. There are things that you need to train your eye to look for, specific style of posing techniques, the colours that you use, the mood and setting etc.  Thats what this workshop is for, for those who would like to learn more about understanding feminine portraits. In this workshop I will go over plenty details on posing do’s & don’ts, styling and planning your own shoots, specific  editing techniques that go hand in hand with this special genre and more.

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Feminine Portraiture Workshop October 6, 7 & 8 2017 / Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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Day 1

(7 Hours with a Lunch break )

  • Working With A Team and how to make sure your expectations are met.
  • Models Or Regular Clients (Working with Both)
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Mood Boards
  • Telling A Visual Story
  • Portfolio Development
  • Seeking Publications (blogs & Magazines)
  • Social Media
  • Live Shoot – Watching as I shoot and Guide the Subject + Q&A
  • Understand How To Project Emotion in your subject
  •  Q&A

Day 2

(approx 7 hrs with a lunch break)

  • Day Two will be very busy and physical so make sure to dress as comfortable as possible with proper footwear.
  • Depending on the number of attendees, our groups will be small. 4-5 Students Per Group/ Model
  • 3 Models will each be covering a specific theme/ concept /Lighting Set Up and will be changing clothing 2-3 times each. That means you will be leaving with tons of images to update your portfolios and have a good mix/ variety in your images from this workshop.
  • We will be shooting in both studio lighting as well as natural lighting.

Day 3

(approx 7 hrs with a lunch break)

Editing and Photoshop Techniques.

I will be going over some Photoshop tools as we work together on a few images from the previous days shoot. You will be watching me as I edit and following along on your own laptops.

Later in the afternoon I will be talking about

  • Working with Textures
  • Using Overlays
  • Skin Retouching
  • Dodge & Burn Techniques
  • Color Adjustments
  • Cleaning Up Hair
  • + Portfolio Review ( Optional and Must request critique upon registration)
  • Q&A

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I had an amazing time at Amanda Diaz’ workshop! Her classes were relaxed, intimate, informative and inspiring.  I came away ready to push myself in new directions. Amanda is a down to earth person who makes you feel comfortable right away. Her team completes the experience. I am so glad I made the decision to attend-Charron BrockCharron Brock Photography

I learned a lot but if I were to name one thing, it would be working with professional models at the workshop. I don’t have a lot of opportunities to do that, so this was fantastic because they knew how to move, the choice of models was fantastic and I really loved that and learned more about working with them.

Toni Chowdry

Shutter Tripper Photo

One of the things that I really wanted to do was beauty/ portrait work that was fashion inspired with full makeup, hair and so on. I feel like Amanda had a really good choice of models and styling for this, so just being able to work like that and see it with the lighting and such,  has really helped.  Beauty style photography has been difficult for me, its a very specialized form, so thank you for having that as a segment.

Kristin Gyokai

Photographer

 My feminine portraiture workshops happen just once a year, which gives me the time to make them as comprehensive, practical and useful to you as possible. I also keep it to a small group – usually between 12-16 attendees. This way, makes for a more relaxed environment, more time for me to have discussions while you’ll be able to get into it without feeling crowded out.

At the end of this workshop, you’ll come away with a great body of work:

  • Plenty of new images with many different looks that you can share on your portfolios, websites, blogs and social media;
  • Learn skills in using overlays, textures, retouching, color balancing and Photoshop actions.
  • More experience of shooting professionally and a deeper understanding of working with your subjects

By the end of this workshop you should have a large amount of images with many looks to work on and show off on your own websites, blogs and Social Profiles as well as an understanding of guiding your subject and getting what you want them to do with confidence.

Prerequisites. Before registration, please make sure and read the following,

  • You MUST have Photoshop CS3 or later installed in your laptops. (no PS Elements)
  • During our editing portion, even though its not a must, it would be beneficial to use an editing tablet such as a Wacom.
  • In PS, it will beneficial to already know where basic tools are such as brushes, colour picker, selection tool and so on
  • You Should understand Shutter, ISO, F/Stop etc with use of your camera.

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