The Clay Cook Masterclass

The Clay Cook Masterclass
Event on 2013-11-16 10:00:00
VISIT WWW.CLAYCOOKMASTERCLASS.COM TO PURCHASE A TICKET. A Workshop of Philosophy, Exposure, Light, Workflow & Marketing This is no crowded workshop, it's an intimate experience. Limited to only 12 photographers, internationally published photographer Clay Cook will reveal his philosophy in the photography business to his intricate post processing workflow and everything in between. Not only will you learn the proper steps to making a great image, you'll have the opportunity to create stunning photographs yourself to take your portfolio to the next level. You won't just take home a notebook full of scribbled jottings, you'll take home a newfound energy and knowledge to be the best photographer you can be. It's not about the equipment or technical know how, it's about you, your eye and heart. For signing up you will be eligible for each of these exciting giveaways, all products which Clay endorses and recommends: CamRanger (0 Value) 3 Legged Thing Jack (0 Value) Westcott 42"x72" Scrim Jim (5 Value) Day One: Saturday November, 16 Philosophy Clay will expose the story of how he strategically moved up the ladder from shooting friends at parties to shooting commercial advertisements and fashion editorials in all major Louisville publications in a matter of two years. And getting paid for it. a. Creativity & Clients b. Strategic Assistingc. Social Engagement & Networkingd. Taking Riskse. Just Shoot Everything Exposure Knowing your camera inside and out is a good thing, but it can also hinder your creative process. This is no 101 workshop, but Clay will show you the basics of his technique from in camera metering to finding unique composition. a. Camera & Lensb. Sunc. Surroundingsd. Using ISOe. Depth of Fieldf. Tripodg. Subject Matter Light Adding artificial light isn’t just to gain a proper exposure; artificial light can be the difference between “Cool” and “Amazing”. Leaving photographers all around wondering how it was shot. Clay will show his go-to on location and studio light scenarios for that perfect touch of drama. Along with two models, the day will wrap up on location doing what we love to do; shooting. a. On Locationb. Studioc. Experimentationd. Lights & Modifierse. Travel & Logisticsf. Shoot Day Two – Sunday, November 17th Post Workflow If you’ve seen those editorials in Vogue and Vanity Fair, post processing plays a large role in the overall color tone and feel of the spread. There is no quick process for thoroughly re-touching images, there is however a very wrong way to go about it. Clay will tell all and breakdown his post process from import to export. a. Tetheringb. Adobe Lightroomc. Adobe Photoshopd. DropBoxe. Machine & Work Horse Marketing “How do I get published?” There isn’t an easy solution, but one of the most powerful tools in the industry today is simply… perception. From branding to SEO to Facebook engagement, it all plays a crucial role on how your brand appears to others. If you bring a professional brand to the table, perception is… you’re a professional. In this final piece to the puzzle, Clay will reveal his marketing strategies and how important it truly is to your business. a. Brandb. Publishing (Web, Social)c. Facebookd. Bloge. Analyticsf. Behind The Scenesg. Video Q &A & Giveaways Concluding the workshop, Clay will answer any and all questions. As well as draw the winners of all giveaways. Clay Cook began his creative career in the music industry, after 10 years, his passion had leaned towards photography, cinematography and graphic design. Constantly collaborating with fresh designers, national models, filmmakers and other photographers, Clay has built a reputable name as an internationally published photographer and filmmaker, specializing in fashion editorial, commercial and lifestyle photography. His work has been published in Louisville Magazine, The Courier Journal, The Voice Tribune, NFocus Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine and Vouge.It. You may of also caught Clay's work on world-wide photography blogs PetaPixel, ISO1200 and SLRLounge. Photographer – 0.00

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