Wednesday, March 8th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Evocative Portrait

 Learn how to light paint people with Tom Bol

Learn how to light paint people with Tom Bol

This class is for beginning and intermediate photographers who want to learn how to create stunning portraits.  Using Elinchrom studio lighting equipment, Tom will break down the key elements in photographing people.  The class will start with lectures on topics including evaluating/modifying available light, posing your subject, and maximizing your location benefits. Students will have a chance to use the latest Elinchrom lights including the ELCs which shoot 20 flashes per second for motion capture.  Tom will demonstrate how to choose and create the right light for your subject using various light shaping tools from softboxes to snoots.  Tom will also demonstrate using portable studio strobes on location, and how to create the softest light possible in bright sunny situations.   After lunch we will have models on hand, and the group will be able to shoot portraits in a variety of locations.  This class will be loaded with information, hands on shooting and a full studio of equipment to use, just bring your camera!

Workshop Session Details

Workshop Instructor

Tom Bol is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Colorado. He specializes in adventure sports photography, portraits and travel. He is a contributor to many publications including Digital Photo Pro and Photoshop User magazines. He is an instructor at KelbyOne, and Photo District News labeled him as one of the best photo workshop instructors in the country. National Geographic Adventure listed Tom as one of “50 of America’s Top Visionaries” for his photography, and he has been featured in numerous photography magazines about his creative lighting techniques. Tom is a member of the Sandisk Extreme Team recognizing his continual drive to create unique images in challenging environments. He has written three books on photography including Adventure Sports Photography; Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places, a popular reference for outdoor photographers. His images and stories are published worldwide by a variety of clients.

Tom Bol