Both Robin Davis and Michael West will be giving workshops this weekend at Serenbe. In the morning West will demonstrate how to combine modern and vintage printing techniques in this exciting new workshop. Photographer Michael West will guide you thru the basics of creating your own digital negatives and how to tint hand coated, vintage Vandyke Brown prints using inkjet printers.
This one day workshop teaches photographers the basics of combining inkjet color with the vintage Vandyke process and how to create the digital negatives used for this contact print process.
The morning session will be devoted to learning the skills and techniques for making digital negatives and toning prints on inkjet printers from students' own digital photos.
Participants will then learn how to hand coat, properly expose and process the hybrid Van Dyke Brown prints. Everyone will have their own hand-coated vintage print of their work to keep! No previous traditional photographic printing experience is required.
Also, once again Robin Davis leads a wonderful exploration of the narrative portrait, working with the photogenic Serenbe Playhouse actors in their costumed production of “Shipwrecked”. Robin offers this unique opportunity to learn special techniques, often with low lighting, to create images that look much like paintings and illustrations.
Robin Davis is known for her elegant and highly creative on-location portraits, often of models in costume, that evoke stories with overtones of mystery. Her highly successful work has been used to illustrate book covers and in advertising.
Robin will show how low light, stage light, and camera settings and techniques can be used to create mood and mystery – to create visual characters that tell a story. Robin also shows how to direct models most effectively, and design the entire shot using effective backgrounds and other elements to compose a successful and alluring image. Each participant will have the opportunity to work directly with professional actors and models to create and capture their vision of character and story.
This special workshop includes seating at “Shipwrecked,” performed by Serenbe Playhouse in an outdoor evening setting under the full moon. Prior to the play, Robin will present examples of photographs created in low light, and discuss camera settings and her techniques, and then we will work with the actors before and after the performance. In between, the attendees will see the play, which begins at 8:30.
Whether you wish to enhance your theatrical photography skills, learn some great tips to enhance your family portraits, or just watch a master photographer turn reality into magic in front of your eyes - you will thoroughly enjoy your time with Robin Davis.
Both of these workshops will be excellent ways to enhance photographic skills and have a fun unique experience!