Alleys & Ruins Lighting Workshop - Nov 5, 2016

September 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Workshop: “Lighting the Alleys & Ruins” 

– Learn how I do my night lighting 
– I’ll teach you the tricks that took me years to develop 
– Held in my Chicago studio (we stay in my studio for the whole event) 
– one hour of pp presentations, explanations & equipment demonstrations 
– three hours of students shooting and lighting a dark set 

Saturday, Nov 5, 10am-2pm 

This class always sells out so please sign up early 

Cost: $150

The class will be limited to only 12 students


- To Reserve Your Spot -

You will need to pay in advance to be confirmed in the class.

Send me an email or call… – 510-648-6810

– All credit cards, Paypal, Checks

– PayPal – let me know and I’ll email you a paypal invoice

– Checks – mail it to 1932 S Halsted St, #404, Chicago IL 60608 

- What To Expect -

This is a very fun 4-hour class focusing on my night lighting technique – you'll learn a ton whether you are a beginner or pro. It's held in my comfortable studio, just 2 miles south of downtown, at 1932 S. Halsted St, #404, Chicago. And there is plenty of free street parking!

I’ll explain and show you in detail how I create my night images. This will be followed by an extensive hands-on workshop where I dim the lights and you create photographs using my equipment and my guidance. Your images will be projected and we’ll discuss them, then we’ll keep on shooting.

My technique is also perfect for creating fabulous, unusual and original portraits, which you will also learn to do!

This class will not disappoint!!

There is no need to bring your camera or lights. I’ll have a digital camera on a tripod and you will all have turns with my lights, taking photos and looking at the results projected on the wall.

Bring a USB Flash Drive and I’ll transfer your images for you to take home.

My class fills up with both pros and novices. My lighting technique is very unusual yet very simple to learn, so it doesn’t matter how much or how little you know, you will be able to create a very different and exciting type of image when we’re done. 

Snacks and beverages will be on hand during the entire workshop. 

- Let my students tell you -

"Thank you Xavier for opening up not only your studio but also your bag of tricks for us. I have been a fan for many years and when I heard about your workshop I knew I had to be there. A friend and I drove up from Kansas City, an 8 hour one way drive to attend. After going to the workshop, we both concluded it was the best money we have ever spent. I can’t wait to go out and create my works of art using what I learned. Thanks for sharing, I hope to do you proud." 
– Rich Lockhart

“Xavier, your workshop today was great and worth every penny I spent. Excellent insight into how you create your beautiful work. And an inspiration. I’m a portrait photographer but some of your Alley & Ruin techniques are a wonderful addition to my coffer of photographic tools.” 
– Detlef Koertge

“By far the best workshop I have ever been to! Teaching, then allowing the students to utilize the information learned immediately really allowed all the students to grasp the concept! (This also gave me a new appreciation for the art that Xavier takes the time to create! This is no joke folks! This art takes true talent to create!) Also, it was wonderful to meet other passionate photographers! Thanks again!” 
– Kira Here


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