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Carl Caylor
Iron Mountain, MI


“Hands On” Natural Light Portraiture

Carl Caylor

Course Number: 9

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Carl is the author of the book, “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to Natural Light Portraits and is one of the most sought after instructors in the country because of his “Hands-On” coaching approach.

Don’t plan on just watching in his workshop class… Carl will challenge you to become a better photographer than you already are. His photographic skills are just part of what will help each student. His greatest strength is his ability to see what skills others already posses, then break things down to simple terms to help enhance those skills
to a new level.

Yes. Carl is teaching to use strobes inside and out in addition to his Natural Light portraiture. Since the days of the Flash-Pan, we have had “Off camera Flash”. Today there are many great products for us to add to our toolbox. A toolbox that gives our clients variety and possibly an edgy look not always possible with just natural light. We will explore the combination of the two “Available” light sources along with many modifiers.

But wait… don’t think that is all this class is about. We will be CREATING images as always, but now we are creating with a purpose. We will decide before class begins on a few projects. Each project will be planned out specifically for the final presentation. This is about taking a vision through it’s paces including preparations, capture and post production.

Along the way we will discuss composition, lighting for emotion, color harmony, background choices, photo gear choices and interaction with our subjects. Post process work will include: a darkroom technician’s version of correctly burning and dodging, custom work with filters and the use of specialty brushes.

This is a more advanced class, but available for anyone who wants to get to know what it takes to get to the next level in their work. It is a hands-on class. You will be doing the work… not just watching an instructor.
Buckle in! There is a great deal to absorb in this class both from behind the camera and behind the computer. BTW… We will also be discussing sales menus and other business ideas related to our portrait world.

•How to find useful portrait quality
•Natural Light and how to pose within it
•When it’s useful to pull out and use the “F-Word”
•How to visualize a project then put all your knowledge into creating it

Carl is PPA Certified, a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and a Kodak Mentor. He has over twenty years experience in natural light work and a background in darkroom work as a custom printer. He is easily approachable and loves to give 110% of himself at all times. Carl has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 17 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.







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