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Sonoma Valley Landscape Workshop

There are only 10 spots available for this workshop! Join us on April 6, 2013 for our first ever Sonoma and Napa Valley workshop. Spend the day with Mark Behrens and Guest Instructor as they guides you through the picturesque Sonoma and Napa Valleys starting with capturing the sun as it rises over rolling hills of spring vines. Then winery hopping for some great shots including a real Castle and then finish the day...

Final Living Social Basic Photography Class

Final Living Social special Basic Photography class Welcome to the Lighting Asylum presented by Look Photographic Workshops, if you purchased a “Basic Photography Class” voucher from Living Social: We have completed¬†three¬†class already, one in Vallejo, one in Napa, and a third in Sacramento. The final class for the Living Social will be held in Napa on Sunday April 7th at Fazerrati’s Pizza @...

Parkour Portraits!

Parkour! Parkour! Parkour! Parkour??? What in the world is Parkour? Have you watched any martial arts movies in the last 10 years? Have you ever seen Jackie Chan scale a wall in a few well placed moves? Parkour is a method of flowing movement focused on moving and flowing around obstacles with speed and efficiency. Originally developed in France, the main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to...

Another great retro/pinup workshop!

What a great time we had on December 3rd at the Hiedrick Ag Center in Woodland, CA. 35 photographers and 24 models as well as a large supporting cast made up this fantastic day of portrait photography. Be sure to keep checking back as we plan or next great adventure! Thank you to everyone for making the workshop such a success, enjoy a few snapshots from the...

Shooting for Composites

We finished our first workshop where we took advantage of Halloween and everyone’s love of costumes and shot photos with the idea of compositing them in Photoshop. The steps where very simple: lock down the cameras on tripods and photograph individually the items we wanted in the photos with the idea that we can just layer our shots and mask out what we wanted to keep or lose. Compositions not your thing? Why...

Who says photography is easy? I can hardly lift my legs today after that great day yesterday, my body is in rebellion! Can you believe how great those 21 models did yesterday! Not to mention Heather and Kayla cranking out great hair styles and makeup. If you couldn’t find something to shoot yesterday… I don’t know… My favorite thing was seeing that line of 24 photographers and 21 models...

Summer Blowout Re-cap

Sometimes you get to photograph in a location that is too easy! We spent the day with a dozen photographers and more than a dozen models and a beautiful mansion outside of Auburn, CA. This place was amazing, professional putting greens, boccie ball court, a pool like no other and a view to die for! Enjoy a few highlights from the...

Lighting Boot Camp!!!

Another great boot camp in the books! We started the day by writing down my boot camp mantra: “F-stop controls the light on our subject, shutter speed controls the ambient light”, we finished the day setting our f-stops to adjust the flash falling on our models and setting our shutter speeds to adjust the ambient light! We stopped fearing our flashes, high ISO and mostly ourselves which provided each of...

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