Large corporations to small
business's all use portraits of their executives.
If you are a portrait
photographer you may be asked to shoot someone in business.
Are you ready to take the next
leap in your photography ability?
companies use portraits of their executives in newsletters,
annual reports, press releases, and advertising purposes.
Sometimes photographers are asked to shoot in the studio and
other times on location. The studio portrait may be a simple
head shot for PR purposes, or the assignment can be a complex
setup in a manufacturing environment.
You might need to light the executives, the environment around
them, and a machine all in the same photograph. This requires
skills in several areas from lighting for big highlights on the
machine, nice executive portrait lighting, and managing indoor
lighting with your strobes. Do you know what to do?
If not, then this workshop is for you! Join
award-winning commercial photographer
Charlie Borland as he
shares his knowledge in a step-by-step approach to making the
jump from lighting novice to experienced lighting technician.
To help you jump start into lighting expert, Charlie Borland
has developed an excellent 2-week online photo clinic that deals
specifically with the needs of working in this part of the
This photo clinic is 2 lessons, 2 assignments and is geared to
or any photographer who wishes to learn how to use their strobes
and capture great portraits. In a slow paced approach, you will learn
how pick the best location, arrange your subject, light for the
portrait AND the environment, and match your strobes color to
the ambient color.
You will also learn how to see
light quality, how to manage highlights and shadows, how to
choose the the right lighting accessory for the subject, why use
an umbrella over a light box, and managing the color of
various ambient light sources.
The best equipment for location shoots
The different qualities of light, color balance, and
Posing your subject.
How to light portraits ion location.
Lighting color management: How to mix strobe with ambient
Lighting executives in offices and manufacturing plants.
Sample lessons: The lesson are well
written, nicely designed, and easily printed for future
is the teacher?
Before you take a workshop anywhere,
you should be asking this question. Are they qualified to be
teaching this workshop? What you learn and where you go with
photography depends on an experienced and qualified instructor
This course is
veteran professional photographer for over 25 years. He has
traveled the U.S. and Internationally on assignment for many
magazines and large corporations including:
Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Tektronix, Nike, Blue Cross,
Nationsbank, Precision Castparts Corp., Mentor Graphics, Texas
Instruments, Pacificorp, Cellular One, America West Airlines,
Sequent Computer, Early Winters, Cascade Bancorp, Associated
General Contractors, Sunset Magazine, Farmers Insurance, Key
Bank, Northwest Airlines,
and many more.
He has photographed countless executives in
many locations and has needed to solve many technical issues for
experience in the profession, makes Charlie an excellent
instructor to assist YOU in
developing a marketable portfolio of images. He knows what the
clients want! Charlie is an enthusiastic instructor who will
leave you motivated and inspired!
This workshop is designed for Intermediate/Advanced
photographers. You should know how to use your camera and have a
clear understanding of f/stops and shutter speeds. You should
also know how to use your strobes and umbrellas/lightboxes. If you are
shooting digital, you will need to know how to download files to
your computer and process them and have the ability to email
them. You will need strobes and understand how they work. And you MUST have a passion for
The equipment you will need is a film or digital camera, tripod,
and the ability (computer) to upload your digital files for
review. You can shoot with film or digital and just need the
ability to scan film or process digital files.
you will have the following lighting equipment or be able to
3 (or more) monolight strobes of 250 watt seconds or greater.
5 light stands for these lights (2 light
and 3 heavy duty)
One 20 degree grid spot or the complete set
One large lightbox (approx. 36" x 48")
2-4 32” (or close) soft white umbrellas
Spring clamps from the hardware store (As
many as you want to own)
A flash meter (optional)
Color Meter (useful but optional)
Lighting gels by Rosco (optional) (a 3202,
3204, 3206, 3304, 3315, 3401, 3408, 3409)
do not have studio lighting equipment, please email us
for lighting equipment recomendations.
The workshop is open to only a handful of students per
session and the cost is
register for Business and
Executive Portraiture you can use our
online registration (PayPal) or
you can download our registration form and pay by check or money order.
Click here for next start dates and
Once registered there is no refund due to limited enrollment.
Please note: Lessons average 1mb in
size, so you need the ability to receive emails this size. If
you cannot get them that large, we can mail you a cd with all
lessons in advance. You will still be able to participate in the
online experience of the workshop.