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Photography workshops in New York, the rest of USA and worldwide by Peter Lane.

Wedding photography, posing and directing, night photography, beauty retouching, DSLR basics, flash & video light creative lighting, and much more.

No more bad weather excuses! We're starting individual online Skype video, Google+ and Facebook video 1 on 1 tutorials together with my group workshops.

Photography Workshops dates are set according to participants and our availability. There is a minimum participants for every one and after fulfilling the minimum you'll be informed for the closest date, time and place. We plan some of the workshops in beautiful sunny countries like Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy so we can combine knowledge and pleasure.

We do 1 on 1 online video workshops too. If interested please send your questions and time availability. According to our availability you'll be informed for the closest  1 on 1 date and time.

New York photography workshops:

Studio lighting Workshop - The basics

This workshop gives you the basic knowledge of Studio lighting and studio lighting  know-how. No boring terminology and no boring theory. Get the experience from experienced professional photographer and get ready to start shooting. Photography studio lighting will not only teach you the studio lighting basics but it will give you a huge creative knowledge to be implemented into wedding photography, children photography, etc.

What’s included?

  • Getting to know the equipment
  • Modifiers, reflectors and supporting gear
  • Hard light vs. Soft light
  • Distance and inverse square law
  • Who is in charge?
  • Sync speed
  • Limitations
  • Patterns of lighting - portraiture basics
  • Broad light and short light
  • Rim light and kick light
  • Time for your questions

$399 - at least 5 people required. Online by Skype 1 on 1 $149 per started hour - prepare your questions and send in advance.

Wedding photography Workshop

How to become successful wedding photographer in 21 century?

How to shoot beautiful wedding photos and how to run your business successfully? How to differentiate from the thousands wedding photographers and clickers out there? How to become a friend of light and friend of your client? In Peter Lane Photography we've developed workflow and technics that work. We've been thru and tested many not working models and what you are going to get is only proven professional knowledge.

The wedding photography workshop covers?

  • Knowing your gear
  • The manual, your best friend
  • Jpg vs RAW
  • Nikon vs Canon vs Sony, etc.?!?
  • Modes of shooting
  • Focusing
  • Exposure
  • Shooting with flash
  • On camera and off camera
  • Shooting with video light
  • The right lenses for the right time of the wedding day
  • Posing, directing or just PJ
  • How to sell
  • The wedding album
  • How to negotiate
  • Branding and marketing
  • The wedding agreement
  • Shooting with flash
  • Shooting with video light
  • Analysing
  • Time for your questions

$599 - a compressed full day workshop which will load you with tons of practical wedding photography know-how - at least 10 people required. Apply for individual customised tutorial.

$299 - Individual 1 to 1 compressed teaching online by Skype video, up to 4 hours. Please send your question in advance.

Night photography Workshop in Central New York

New York is a unique place for night photography and one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Night photography attracts many photographers due to its rich colour and unveiled reflection of night lights. However the techniques required are quite high and challenging.

So, is it Night photography in Central New York “shooting in the dark”? Not at all. Photography is about painting with light doesn’t matter how intensive or challenging it is.

On this course you’ll discover what techniques could be used to make electric shots full of atmosphere, life and colour.

From May to September Night photography in Central New York Workshops last approximately from 7.45pm - 10.45pm in up to 20 people groups.

That tutorial / workshop requires some basic knowledge of photography. DSLR gives more options but any other camera is able to take great shots.

You must have a tripod or once it gets dark all your photos are likely to be blurry. (if you don’t have a tripod, Google hire tripods in New York). It’s important for you to  know how to change the Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO, plus how to turn your flash off and how to set your timer and how to change focus points.

Night photography is not a topic for amateur photographers only. Interested in a team building ideas while visiting New York? Nigh photography in New York will boos up your team overall creativity, experience and social share.

We will cover:

  • exposure, right or wrong exposure.
  • The best time for night shots
  • Rim lights and reflections
  • Silhouettes
  • Light trails
  • Using flash
  • Shooting people with flash and available light

$69 for a group 4 hours workshop - at least 10 people required, and $299 for 1 on 1 - up to 3 hours.

Basic Photoshop Retouching Workshop

The Basic Photoshop Retouching tutorial / workshop is the first step to the advanced beauty retouching. It’s designed for beginners and you’ll get the basics necessary to edit professionally yours or somebody elses images. It’s so much fun and all you need is to start it now. You won't get any unnecessary knowledge, what you're going to learn is practical and proven techniques. 

What’s included?

  • Colour correction and white balance
  • Making selections
  • Masks
  • Remove and simplify
  • Changing colours
  • Red eye fix
  • LAB basics for stunning photos
  • Custom black and white
  • Turning old photos back to life
  • and much more

$199 - at least 5 people required - up to 3 hours. Online 1 on 1 $149 up to 2 hours - prepare your questions and send in advance.

Beauty and Creative Retouching Workshop - Advanced techniques

After Beauty and Creative Retouching tutorial / workshop and some hours of practice you’ll be ready to work as a professional retoucher for some photographer’s studio, free-lance photographers or magazines. We’ll retouch real life examples and troubleshoot real retouching problems. Learning from experienced retouchers will boost your creativity and make you capable to solve the everyday retoucher's challenges.

This workshop has been designed for advances user who know the basics of photo retouching. For more info visit Basic Photoshop Retouching workshop.

What’s included?

  • Skin Retouching
  • Beauty Retouching
  • Fashion Retouching
  • Compositing
  • Colour Correction
  • Special Effects
  • Body shaping
  • Digital liposuction
  • Digital surgery
  • Dream edit
  • Individual Black & White
  • and more

$299 - at least 5 people required - up to 4 hours. Online 1 on 1 $149 per started hour - prepare your questions and send in advance.

Posing for Brides Workshop - Getting ready for Great shots

This workshop is for brides only.

This is the newest and most demanding workshop now. If you’re getting married soon I’m sure that you’ve been on many wedding photographer’s web sites, you’ve seen many photos and you want to look better than any bride in the world.

We started this tutorial/workshop because of 2 reasons:

  • We’ve seen lots of beautiful brides on bad photos and some not so beautiful brides that look like models after proper lighting and posing. Many photographers are just clickers now and this is the truth (if you see ... only for $400, 500, 600, etc. you 100% risk your wedding memories), fired office workers with nice new cameras or just relatives with good wishes and no experience and knowledge... If you are REALLY in a budget and want to risk your wedding with a cheap  photographer bear in mind that you can’t blame them for the photos afterwords and you can't reorganise and reshoot it properly, but the only thing you can do is to learn to pose and behave in a natural and fashion way.
  • Our fashion and beauty experience has taught us what to show and what to hide based on your body and bone structure, how to squeeze the pose for better look, and we would like to share my knowledge with you.

The tutorial/workshop covers:

  •  how to prepare the light in the room and what is the best spot? Never thought about it? That's why you're here now.
  •  how to attract the right light?
  •  how to deal with the photographers if they seem doesn’t know what to do or over stressed?
  •  do I need to teach my photographer? Yes, for 90% of the wedding photographers out there. Why and how?
  •  how to pose like a model and still look natural?
  •  which parts of the body make the beautiful portrait, or ruin it?
  •  how to pose if I’m over weight, with big arms, with skully face, round face, too long nose, my boy is too tall, etc.?
  •  how to pose in a group and family portraits and how to help your family to look good too (especially important for non English speaking parents)?
  •  how to pose for bride and groom portraits?
  •  how to teach the groom to look good too?
  •  who is more important?
  •  how to kiss my honey? Peter isn’t it a stupid question?
  •  posing for the groom only
  •  and much more

Prepare your questions and let’s arange 1 on 1 or sign up for the upcoming workshop.

We teach our couples all that in the Engagement or Love Story photo session that comes with my wedding collections. They are so excited of the end result and this is what we all need.

$99 for a group 1-2 hours workshop at least 10 people required and you take all you photos taken, or $99 per 1 on 1 online started hour.

Book Peter Lane Photography wedding services and take the Engagement / Love story photosession free of charge.

Bridal boudoir workshop - lighting and posing

Bridal boudoir photography together with Trash the Dress is the big trend in the world wedding photography last 10 years. The blend of sensuality, beauty, play of light and moods all that together captures men and women since the beginning of the photography as an art.

Bridal photography workshops has been designed for entry-level wedding photographers but it fits well to amateurs and photographers who want to implement the knowledge to the basic boudoir or burlesque photography.

The tutorial / workshop covers:

  • flash lighting
  • Video lighting
  • Available light lighting
  • How erotic is a bridal boudoir picture?
  • What’s the purpose of that photos and why this is such a trendy?
  • The right location.
  • How important is the preparation?
  • What poses to avoid?
  • Types of lighting and desired moods.
  • And much more

$399 up to 3 hours workshop - at least 10 people required, and $399 for 1 on 1 (drop me a line for more details and requirements).

Portrait Photography Workshop - Posing and Lighting - The basics

Portrait Photography is the direct inheritor of the classic painting and as a such portraiture is a photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. This workshop / tutorial will give you the ABC of the portraiture lighting and posing and put your feet on a sturdy base for creative portraits.

The tutorial / workshop covers:

  • The right photo equipment for portrait photography
  • Lenses and choices of light
  • Hard light vs. Soft light
  • Patterns of lighting - portraiture basics
  • Broad light and short light
  • Rim light, kick light and hair light
  • Time for your questions
  • Poses for man and women
  • Portraiture posing elements
  • Posing inspiration
  • The big no-nos
  • Personality

$299 up to 3 hours workshop - at least 5 people required. 1 on 1 $149 per started hour - prepare your questions and send in advance.

DSLR photography Workshop - Photo Walk in New York

This tutorial / workshop will give you the basics of the DSLR photography. After the workshop you’ll never use Auto mode anymore. You will get the basics for your creative DSLR digital photography and you will learn:

  •  How to freeze or blur motion
  •  How to blur the background
  •  How to compose good photos and how to take better pictures
  •  Effect of different lenses and focal lengths

Keep in mind, the workshop Is designed for Nikon users but the knowledge is general and applies for all camera brands. Buttons and menus on your camera may differ.

What’s included?

  • Boring theory and buttons overview
  • Shooting modes
  • Shooting manual for more creativity
  • White balance patterns and troubleshooting
  • ISO
  • Speed and speed limitations
  • F-stop, light intensity, dept of field and bokeh
  • Exposure
  • Exposure metering
  • Focusing
  • Time for your questions

$99 up to 3 hours workshop - at least 10 people required. Online 1 on 1 $149 per started hour - prepare your questions in advance.

Creative Strobist Flash and Video lighting

Ideal for entry level wedding photographers and not only. This workshop will teach you how you can wear your “photo studio” in your camera bag and create amazing photos. You’ll be amazed how versatile can be a Nikon, Canon, etc.  flash together with a video or torch light.

You’ll see their advantages and limitations and be prepared for awesome photos. Most of our creative photos on this website are created by flash or video lights. Huge booster to your creative portfolio.

What’s included?

  • Advantages and limitations
  • camera set up
  • Lights set up
  • Using radio poppers
  • nailing the exposure
  • Lighting set ups
  • Solving real life strobist problems
  • Using video light
  • Advantages and limitations
  • Useful tips
  • Shooting
  • Time for your question

$199 up to 3 hours workshop - at least 10 people required.

Nude / Erotic photography Workshop - lighting and posing

This is the workshop that nobody will teach you at school and university. Classic nude black and white, and glamour photography require set of techniques and attitude that you won’t find in the study book. You’ll receive the know how from a professional photographer with more than 2000 glamour/erotic/nude photo sessions all around the world.

What’s included?

  • The right equipment
  • Modifiers, reflectors and supporting gear
  • Hard light vs. Soft light
  • Who is in charge - the psychology part of the deal?
  • Sync speed
  • Is there Limitations for creativity?
  • Classic nude lighting
  • Glamour lighting and posing
  • Time for your questions

$399 up to 4 hours workshop - at least 10 people required. Send your questions in advance.

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