I’ve just returned from the US. I’d like to thank all those who attended our lighting class at WPPI 2012! It was a blast being in Vegas and teaching such a large group! And special thanks to Pocket Wizard, Pixel2Canvas, and VisionArt for sponsoring the platform class!
A couple of phone snaps from the audience!
I will be returning this year as a speaker at WPPI 2012, the premier industry event for wedding and portrait photographers. Last year, colleague Melody Hood and I gave a Masterclass on location photography. The class was the first to sell out on the entire Master Class roster.
This year, we will be presenting a Platform Class – the most prestigious speaker engagement at the convention. The Platform Classes are open to all attendees but do tend to book up with advance registrations – make sure to get in early!
Come join us at WPPI 2012 – we’re proudly sponsored by Pixel 2 Canvas – a photography vendor we both trust and respect.
For my colleagues in Russia, I will be speaking/judging at Photo Day in Moscow in July.
We were fortunate to work with a great sponsor for the Las Vegas Workshop – canvas gurus Pixel2Canvas. They put us in contact with a great model, Kayluh, for our shoot in the outskirts of town. Anytime I can photograph a beautiful model at a location with an abandoned mining operation, ghost town, and plane crash, I know I’m going to be a happy photographer. Of course, I love vintage and really enjoyed that aspect of concept shooting the most.
I will be presenting a Masterclass in Lighting with my commercial business partner Melody Hood at WPPI in Las Vegas, February, 2012. The class is nearly half filled after one week – I recommend booking early before it fills up completely. Proudly sponsored by Pixel 2 Canvas.
Edited: A big thank you! I was just notified by the WPPI organizers that ours was the first Masterclass to sell out. Unfortunately, there is not a waiting list.
I am asked about this quite a bit in email: I do offer training and mentoring/tutoring in the professional portrait photography field. Training webinars, workshops, and in person tutoring are available on my travels.
I am hosting my once-yearly Creativity Workshop with Melody Hood of Inammorata Photography in Las Vegas on November 4-6th.
I also give periodic lectures and webinars on photography technique and post processing/workflow software. These are on-line and scheduled as I find availability.
I also provide in person one-on-one tutoring: from Boston to Brisbane, spots are extremely limited and first come, first served basis.
All photography training, workshops, and tutoring/mentoring can be found separately through Photographers Learning Resource and are intended for intermediate portrait photographers who can achieve manual exposure and consistent focus.
One of my greatest sources of pride with my photography is the ability to shoot regardless of the lighting conditions. Professional photographers know how challenging a full sun midday shoot can be: if not shot carefully, the lighting will wreck the image, creating harsh skin tones, dappled blotchiness, and odd nuclear-winter brightness/colors. But with a bit more thought, it can also be pure magic.
For a workshop in Central Park, New York City, my objective was to show how to make full sun midday shooting achievable. But often, it is the client who also helps transcend an ordinary day and make it special as well. This family in that regard were absolutely a pleasure to work with and shoot. They brought a full picnic set, set it up, and then sat and enjoyed the day, allowing us to capture that warm, intimate moment of enjoying life together. When the sun moved enough to put them in shade, they were happy to move the set up a bit back into the sun and then sit and enjoy the grapes again. It’s a reminder to all of us to spend time just enjoying ourselves with our family and the ones we love.
My goal with my shots of the family was to show that love and connection and really show that heaven has smiled on them. I wanted to have them bathed in the warmth of the sun and to that end carefully chose the location away from the crowds but still with a bit of Central Park flavor peeking in from the upscale white high rise apartment buildings visible through the trees. I had to shoot between ugly yellow buses and a few random pedestrians also enjoying the park (fortunately, dogs were leashed at that hour!) but in all, once the location was chosen, it was an incredibly easy shoot.
I hope they enjoy the images – they really have a huge thanks from me for being so incredibly wonderful to photograph! My understanding is that the father in this image is a wedding planner – I wish I had known him when I was married because he is very, very, good at his job!
One of my greatest pleasures is working with budding photographers to help them develop their talent and creativity. Over the past 4 years, I’ve been invited around the world to teach natural light portrait photography – from Australia to America to Europe.
This Summer, I am pleased to announce two special workshops, the 29th and 30th that I’ve taught:
The Big Picture Workshop: Australia (click here for more information). At the Surfers Paradise studio of Wild Spirit photography. Limited to 15 only. June 18th and 19th. Note: only 1 seat left before it is sold out!
The Big Picture Workshop: Europe (click here for more information). Limited to 10 only. July 17th and 18th at my studio in Helsinki, Finland.
Update: Only 3 spots left – the workshop has nearly sold out in 2 days.
4 years ago I was invited to Australia by Wild Spirit Photography to give a photography workshop to select photographers in the Brisbane area. 30+ workshops around the world later, I am pleased to return once again to the sunny land down under.
The Big Picture workshop will be on June 18 and 19 in downtown Surfers Paradise along the Gold Coast. I promise an intensive 2 days of shooting and post processing at the Wild Spirit Photography Studio.
I love Australia and have a special fondness for the Australian portrait photographers. I look forward to returning again to tackle that glorious Australian environment.
More information about the workshop (and online courses in photography that I teach) can be found on the Photographers Learning Resource website.
Andrea Joki will be available for individual in-person tutoring and training on a variety of photography and post processing subjects, from learning to read the light, composition, to effective workflow and post processing.
In San Antonio (during the week of Imaging conference), Andrea will be available from 1/12 to 1/19. Participants must provide transportation for Andrea in San Antonio.
In Boston, Andrea is available from 1/28 to 2/1. Andrea can provide transportation on certain days – and a shuttle service ($12) is available from the airport to the location in Boston.
The rate is $100 an hour. More details and to reserve a tutoring session, email email@example.com