Through trial and error, and with great help from modern technology, I have worked out methods to get successful theater photos, and decided to put these seminars together to share what I have learned and to raise money for Quannapowitt Players, where I did most of my learning.
You will attend the dress rehearsal for Of Mice and Men on March 15 but also attend a special session the next night and watch me handle all of the post production, from picking the best shots, to adjusting color, exposure, and cropping, to printing them out. In addition, we will create custom QP branded headshots for all the actors.
(While this is not intended to be a workshop on learning about how RAW image workflow with Lightroom works, if you are curious about that, this might be worth attending just for an overview of RAW and Lightroom.)
Workshop 1 will accept 25 students. This two-night workshop is $20, which we will collect at the door.
On Tuesday night, up to 6 workshop registrants will take turns photographing another rehearsal of Of Mice and Men. Then on Wednesday night, each participant will do their own post-processing in Lightroom, under my tutelage. You will need Lightroom, which you can download for free from Adobe for 30 days. If you have not used it, it would be best to download ahead of time, and maybe watch the Lynda.com training videos as well, for $25.
An interchangeable-lens DSLR camera is best for this sort of work, followed by a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, followed by high-end point and shoot with zoom. But the ability to shoot in RAW format is critical. The workshop will leverage the advantages of RAW, as well as the issues.
Workshop 2 will accept just 6 students. This hands-on two-night workshop is $95, which we will collect at the door.
Please go to http://jonathansachs.com/theater-photography-workshops-march-15-18-2015 to reserve your slot for either or both of the theater photography workshops.