Fine Art and Painterly Portraiture Workshop
February 17th - 18th 2018
It is fairly rare for some educators to leave Europe - Those opportunities are rare. When they come, you do not look fate in the eyes and simply walk away. You bend over backwards in order to make that opportunity count! Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk has become known for producing images that will stop every internet browser mid scroll for people to gasp and say, "Wow."
Gemmy will lead participants in understanding how to develop, source resources, create, and execute stunning images with her signature painterly feel. Attendees will learn to talk their images from an idea to a reality. .
This an experience not to be missed!
Meet and Greet 1 - WELCOMING PARTY 6PM-9PM
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH 2018
The welcome party - Hosted by the Black Orchid Lounge located at 6127 N Mesa St, the B.O.L has become the starting point for every El Paso workshop. An opportunity to meet and greet your favorite photographers, chat, get some drinks and get introductions out of the way so we can all spend the next few days having fun.
DAY 1 - FOUNDATIONS
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17TH 2018
We will spend the morning covering topics from how to prepare for a photoshoot, getting in touch with models and designers, to realizing a final images vision.
During the day we will be discussing inspiration, how to execute a vision, what to notice when you're shooting, how to approach and capture pieces for composite pieces. Participants will watch Gemmy shoot, followed by having the opportunity to set-up and capture your own images. Gemmy will be there to guide you through the process and help sharpen your creative eye.
DAY 2 - RETOUCHING
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18TH
Gemmy will be sharing her approach to retouching beginning by reviewing images as a group in order to understand how she selects the images she will work with. We then go into the workflow, image manipulation, retouching and color theory and techniques. Retouching takes great images and makes them incredible. We will spend the entire day behind the screen, so come with coffee in hand ready to learn.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Fine art photography
Winner of the Moscow International Foto Awards - 2017
A Nikon Ambassador and a Profoto Influencer - Gemmy is a Dutch artist.
After she graduated as Goldsmith, she studied Multi media design.
In March 2016 photography changed her life.
Attracted to the light, which was used by painters of the golden age. Her great passion for painting and drawing was refound in photography.
Combining the Chiaroscuro principle, and the Sfumato technique, she uses dark and light contrasts to create depth. Through layering colors and tones she creates soft and imperceptible transitions.
Combined with the love for humans and animals and a strong creative urge, a nowadays portrait in the light of the past is born.
Gemmy, born mid-seventies, is a mother of 5 kids, a 100% coffee addict, autodidact, a sensitive and caring artist, with a never ending creative urge.
And always patient to catch the ‘other side’ of a person.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
You are not required to bring anything, but we encourage you to bring your own camera, your own lenses, and your laptop with Photoshop CS 5 or later, Photoshop CC is preferred. We may also cover Capture One Pro as a RAW processor, and you can download a trial here
A group rate is available at one of El Paso's new hotels, the Holiday Inn Airport, a member of the IHG network. The group rate comes to you at a significant saves. Located a very short distance from the studio and there is dining near by.
The group rate code will be $98.00 per night thanks to an excellent partnership with New Crest Image.
Hosted by David Parish
2201 East Mills Avenue
El Paso, TX, 79901
Total investment cost for this immersive learning opportunity is $800. This is the lowest workshop price ever offered by Gemmy.
A initial deposit of $273.15 (the deposit is non-refundable) will hold your slot in this course which is capped at 15 people.