Apr
19
12:00 pm12:00

PSW Photowalk - Location Lighting Shootout

This class is for any photographer who loves to photograph people. That’s you right? After all, passion is the main ingredient in portrait photography. From there you’ll still need a wealth of technical knowledge to create environmental portraits or to truly capture someone while out on location. In this pre-con Erik will walk you through overcoming the challenges of taming harsh outdoor light, naturally, as well as with strobes.

Erik will be setting up studio strobes and reflectors/diffusors of all sizes for you to use. After a quick introduction to the gear, the shooting will begin. He’ll teach you how to tame natural light for amazing images as well as how to introduce strobes into the scene for maximum creativity and control. This is an opportunity for you to shoot with Erik’s assistance and try out gear that he uses every day on commercial jobs and you’ll be able to add some killer images to your portfolio.

After attending this workshop you’ll not only walk away with killer portraits and lifestyle images for your portfolio, but the ability to recreate them on command! You will also have first hand experience working with professional models and the latest high end lighting equipment from Broncolor and commercial lighting modifiers from California Sunbounce. From here on out no location or shooting situation can stop you from creating awesome imagery!

Equipment Requirements:
Attendees bring your DSLR Camera, Lens (24-70, 70-200 etc) and Memory Cards for this workshop. Leave the computers, flashes, and triggers at home.

Price $299 | Limited to 40 Participants | Off Site | Snacks and Transportation Provided

Feb
8
8:00 am08:00

WPPI Master Class - Portrait Photography

MC33 Portrait Photography: Choosing the Right Lens and Light for Anyone

  • Room: N230
  • Session Number:MC33
  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes necessary to walk away from any portrait session with the best image possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning: You also need to select or create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik Valind as he explains how to achieve both with minimal equipment and maximum results. Classical and environmental portraiture topics will include: Composition of the face and frame, lens selection for different scenarios, the characteristics of light and how it behaves, finding the right natural light, how to control off-camera lighting, classical lighting patterns and where to apply them and tips for working with your subject.

Tracks: Portrait

Sponsored by: Tamron

SIGN UP HERE: Portrait Photography: Choosing the Right Lens and Light for Anyone

Feb
7
8:30 am08:30

WPPI Photowalk - Resort-Style Environmental Portraiture

PW04 Resort-Style Environmental Portraiture

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
  • Session Number:PW04
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

On this Photo Walk you will get to combine incredible Las Vegas resort lifestyle locations with a professional model and tons of location lighting advice from New York City Assignment Photographer, Erik Valind. Valind will introduce you to various pieces of natural-lighting equipment to help you tame bright sunlight while adding that extra pop to your outdoors portraits. You'll learn the trick to finessing the best possible light out of your reflectors, as well as how to diffuse and redirect harsh direct sunlight. You'll then explore the grounds of the resort to find the perfect shooting locations. Valind will explain the thought process behind selecting each location, and with the help of a beautiful model you'll get to jump in and photograph too. You'll leave this photo walk inspired to get outside to shoot more often, with tips and tricks to knock that next shoot out of the park.

Tracks: Lighting & Posing

Sponsored by: Tamron

SIGN UP HERE: Resort-Style Environmental Portraiture

Photo Plus Expo
Oct
20
8:00 am08:00

Photo Plus Expo

  • Javits Center

Portrait Photography - Choosing the Right Lens & Light

In this presentation, you'll learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes needed to create the best portraits possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning: You also need to create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik Valind as he explains how to achieve both with minimal equipment while achieving maximum results. Learn about the characteristics of light, how to control off-camera lighting, how to select lenses and much more.

http://bit.ly/2cI783A

PHOTOCON LA 2016
May
21
May 22

PHOTOCON LA 2016

  • MAGIC BOX AT THE REEF

PHOTOCON LA 2016

Saturday May 21st & Sunday May 22nd

10:00am – 6:00pm

Magic Box at The Reef in Downtown LA

Buy PhotoCon LA Tickets

PHOTOCON LA will be an unmissable celebration of photography and video in Los Angeles.  From beginners to professionals, all levels of photography enthusiasts and camera lovers will come together for a true photo and cinema extravaganza.

 

Over 50 of the photography and video industry’s top brands will be on hand to offer exhibition and demonstration of their cameras and photography related products.  Many will be offering deals so good that they will ONLY be available to PhotoCon LA attendees.

 

For two days, PhotoCon LA will be packed with special guests who will be sharing their experiences as photography and video professionals. A true who’s who of the Los Angeles photography and cinema communities! Plus, celebrities from the worlds of sport, social media and more will be in attendance!

Mar
8
8:30 am08:30

WPPI Photowalk - Resort Style Environmental Portraiture

  • MGM Grand

On this photowalk you will get to combine the incredible resort lifestyle locations of the MGM Grand, with a professional model and tons location lighting advice from NYC Assignment Photographer, Erik Valind. Erik will introduce you to various pieces of natural lighting equipment to help you tame bright sunlight while adding that extra pop to your outdoors portraits. You'll learn the trick to finessing the best possible light out of your reflectors, as well as how to diffuse and redirect harsh direct sunlight. You'll then explore the grounds of the MGM Grand - the pools, cabanas, and greenery - to find the perfect shooting locations. Erik will explain the thought process behind selecting each location, then with the help of a beautiful model you'll get to jump in and photograph too! You'll leave this photowalk inspired to get outside to shoot more often, and with all tips and tricks to knock that next shoot out of the park. - See more at: https://n2a.goexposoftware.com/events/wppi16/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?ci=53#sthash.y4LVXZuK.dpuf

NJ Camera Show - Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light
Dec
12
1:10 pm13:10

NJ Camera Show - Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light

  • Unique Photo

Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light with Erik Valind

It’s easy to see the difference between an unflattering snap-shot and a carefully crafted portrait. But do you know what makes them so different? It’s the same subject in both photos, right? 

Well, the difference lies in the lenses and the light. In this talk Erik will show you how to best compose a variety of portraits using different lenses. You’ll then learn how to flatter the face with beautifully sculpted light. More smiles and less snap-shots guaranteed!

New Jersey Camera Show - Dec 11, 12 & 13

From Beginners to Professionals...
Don't Miss NJ's Largest Photography Event Ever

· Learn from the world's best photographers! 
· Explore and experience photo excursions! 
· Interact with manufacturer representatives! 
· Shop and take advantage of incredible sales! 
· Enjoy surprises, raffles, and more!

Join us for a weekend long camera extravaganza. http://bit.ly/1NG6rDT
 

Oct
21
Oct 24

PDN Photo Plus Conference

  • The Javits Center

Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

MC01-Portrait Photography - Choosing the Right Lens & Light for Anyone       

Speaker: Erik Valind

Type: Master Classes

Track: Portrait

In this presentation, you’ll learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes necessary to walk away from any portrait session with the best image possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning. You also need to select or create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik Valind as he explains how to achieve both, with minimal equipment and maximum results.

You’ll learn things that pertain to classical and environmental portraiture, including:

- Composition of the face and frame
- Lens selection for different scenarios
- The characteristics of light and how it behaves
- Finding the right natural light
- How to control off-camera lighting
- Classical lighting patterns and where to apply them
- Tips for working with your subject -

See more at: https://n2b.goexposoftware.com/events/pp2015/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?min=1&ci=24&if=1&rsi=#sthash.g7Agpe7A.dpuf

Aug
10
12:00 pm12:00

Location Lighting Shootout - SOLD OUT

  • Nelson Ghost Town

Location Lighting Shootout

Erik will be setting up studio strobes, speedlights and reflectors/diffusors of all sizes for you to use. After a quick introduction to the gear, the shooting will begin. He'll teach you how to tame natural light for amazing images as well as how to introduce speedlights and large studio strobes into the scene. This is an opportunity for you to shoot with Erik's assistance and try out gear that he uses every day on commercial jobs. You'll be able to add some killer images to your portfolio.

Attendees bring your DSLR Camera, Lens (24-70, 70-200 etc) and Memory Cards for this workshop leave the computers, flashes, and triggers at home.

Limited to 40 participants. | Lunch and transportation included.

ProSolutions Seminar New York - SOLD OUT
Jul
28
10:00 am10:00

ProSolutions Seminar New York - SOLD OUT

  • Highline Stages

Hasselblad and Broncolor are hosting a one day exclusive seminar at Highline Stages on July 28th. Come and see the latest Hasselblad camera technologies and broncolor professional studio lighting equipment.

This will be a fun day filled with live interactive shooting, educational training, and post processing work-flow. Get hands-on and up to date with the leading manufacturers in the professional photography market.

Stay for the entire day or just the session that will be the most beneficial to you.


>> Hands on Hasselblad Session: 10:00 am – 1:00PM

CAMERAS - H5D-50c WiFi, CFV50c digital back with 500CM, H5D-40, H5X

TOPICS - Complete systems: Bodies, backs, lenses and software. Sensors, Dynamic Range, optical quality and the benefits of shooting with medium format.

SHOOT - H5D-50c WiFi demo, interactive model shooting with all cameras, live video, shooting untethered and tethered.

WORKFLOW - Phocus Software and the Adobe Lightroom Tether Plug-In.

TAKEAWAY - Bring your own CF card to take images home and gain an in-depth knowledge of the world’s leading camera system.

>> Hands on broncolor Session: 1:30 pm – 4:00PM

EQUIPMENT - Studio- Scoro Pack, Location- Move 1200s, Portrait- Siros, HMI’s and Para’s.

TOPICS - Color accuracy, flash duration, using the Para’s to optimize image capture, and utilizing the Siros and Move systems to maximize mobility and flexibility.

SHOOT - Model shoot accentuating benefits of portability and short flash duration.

TAKEAWAY – Hands on time with an extensive array of broncolor equipment, one-on-one training and your own creative sample shots.

May
13
May 17

Fstoppers Workshop

  • Atlantis Resort

ON-LOCATION PORTRAITURE AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

The second ever Fstoppers Workshop will take place at Atlantis Resort on the Island of Nassau in the Bahamas on Wednesday May 13th – Sunday May 17th, 2015. The workshop will have at least 11 incredible photography/videography instructors and extremely limited class sizes in an attempt to make this a very personal and communal event.

Airfare to the island and lodging at Atlantis must be booked separately. The Atlantis hotel reservation portal will be available soon.

All attendees who purchase at least 1 workshop will have access to the opening night party on Wednesday May 13th and the “Friday Forum” on Friday May 15th where all of the instructors will speak to the entire group.

More Info and to Register for Erik's Workshop: http://fstoppersworkshops.com/erik-valind/

Mar
2
Mar 4

WPPI Expo

The WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference+Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place.

  •  Learn superior technical skills and new shooting styles
  •  Build new relationships to grow your business
  •  Experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers
  •  Discover competitive and affordable ways to grow your business
  •  Meet some of the world’s finest photographic instructors
  •  Make an investment in yourself and your future

The WPPI 2015 WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference + Expo, will take place on February 26- March 5, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Feb
1
Feb 3

ImagingUSA Expo

  • 229 Peachtree St. NE #2200 Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

Imaging USA is the longest running national photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the United States, drawing thousands of professionals from around the world. Dating back to 1880, when it began as the annual convention and trade show for Professional Photographers of America, the event is always growing and evolving.

Major components of Imaging USA are the three-day Imaging EXPO trade show, several all-inclusive parties and presentations by some of the biggest names in the photographic industry. Imaging USA's renowned educational classes are geared to improve a photographer's business skills, photographic repertoire and use of technologies.

Oct
30
Nov 1

PDN Photo Plus Expo - New York City

  • Javits Convention Center

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging show in North America. Over 22,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world attend the conference and expo. At PhotoPlusyou can explore over 220 exhibits, see thousands of new products, attend over 80 conference seminars, keynote presentations, special events & much more.

Dates:
Conference:
 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2014
Expo: Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2014

Location:
New York City/Javits Convention Center

Sep
6
12:00 pm12:00

Post PSW Location Lighting Workshop - Las Vegas

Hey Photoshop World friends! If you missed out on one of this years "pre-cons" or you just don't want Photoshop World to end, check out my Photoshop World Post-Conference Location Lighting Shootout!


All this week we got to TALK a lot about photography. Well this Saturday, after PSW has come to a close, lets stop talking and start SHOOTING... Las Vegas style!

Eventbrite - Post PSW14 Location Lighting Shootout

We've hired professional models and acquired special permission to shoot all over the famous Nelson Ghost Town. This place is chalk full of photo ops, crashed airplanes, props from Hollywood movies and more! Chances are you've seen some killer photos from this location and now you can head out with us to make some of your own!


I'll be setting up studio strobes, speedlights, and reflectors / diffusors of all sizes for you to use. After a quick introduction to the gear the shooting will begin. I'll teach you how to tame natural night for amazing images, as well as how to introduce speedlights and large studio strobes into the scene.


This is an opportunity for you to shoot, as I assist you. This is the perfect time to try out different gear that I use everyday on commercial jobs, and to add some killer images to your portfolio.


What to Expect:

  • You Do The Shooting
  • Live Models
  • Studio Strobes & Large Softboxes
  • Speedlights & Umbrellas
  • Reflectors & Diffusers
  • Great Images & A Good Time

 What is Provided

  • Round-trip transportation from Mandalay Bay 
  • Boxed lunch and plenty to drink
  • Professional models
  • An AMAZING location - Nelson's ghost town

Make sure to bring your Camera, Lenses, and plenty of Memory Cards!


**Check out TripAdvisor and this blog post for more images of the location.

Both myself and my assistant Julio will help you put the information you learned all week into practice. Come join us on Saturday, Sept 6th from 12-6PM for a day of learning, photography and fun!


- Erik Valind, Photoshop World Instructor


With Support from Tamron Lenses USA

With Support from Tamron Lenses USA

Support and Gear Provided by Chimera Lighting

Support and Gear Provided by Chimera Lighting

Sep
3
Sep 5

Photoshop World Conference - Las Vegas

  • Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Photoshop World Logo

Photoshop World is where creative people from all walks of life come to take part in affordable, hands-on learning that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll gain valuable, real-world experience from innovative instructors, while building camaraderie amongst creatives with shared passions. From beginners to experts, teachers to students, hobbyists to professionals, this is place where everyone is invited to share, network and engage in a welcoming community.

Here are the TOP 10 reasons why you must attend in Photoshop World Conference and Expo.

  1. Non-Stop Days of Real World Training
  2. Personal Attention and Unlimited Access to Top Instructors
  3. Experience Hands-On Live Shoots and Workshops
  4. After Hours Parties and Events
  5. Hundreds of Classes for All Skills Levels (Beginners to Advanced)
  6. Dozens of Opportunities to Network
  7. One-on-One Portfolio Reviews from the Professionals
  8. Experience New cutting-Edge Technology
  9. Earns Credits Towards Continuing Education and Graduate Level Training
  10. Must attend Conference for Photographers and Photoshop Users

So what are you waiting for? Get ready your money and time to attend the Photoshop World Conference and Expo!

 

Join us at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV on September 3-5, 2014: http://photoshopworld.com Photoshop World Conference & Expo has a special spot for creatives like you. With key learning tracks specifically geared towards mastering all the latest techniques in Photography, Lighting, Photoshop and Lightroom, you're sure to grow your passion for all things creative during three incredible days of hands-on learning!

Jul
12
12:00 pm12:00

Taming Natural Light - NYC

  • Studios LIC
Eventbrite - Taming Natural Light

Natural light is affordable, widely available, and versatile… it comes from the sun after all! But without proper management it can easily get out of control. In this class you'll learn to take that unruly natural light and tame it into something truly beautiful, using a variety of tools designed to knock it down, build it up, and block it out. Expect a comprehensive look at using reflectors, scrims and flags in the field to produce commercial quality light.

We’ll start by understanding light and shade and how that will drive your decisions when choosing a shooting location. Then you’ll learn how the addition of a small reflector can yield big results. As well as when and why to use the many different reflector materials. Then we’ll jump into using diffusion and flags to really take the edge off of harsh midday sunlight. Finally we’ll break out the big gear and use all of the tools in conjunction to completely control natural light. The result will give you studio quality control of the light no matter where you are.

Make sure to bring your camera as we’ll have NYC agency models on site to help demonstrate each technique, then YOU will get a chance to shoot with the models, to add something to your portfolio from the days workshop. We’ll also have all the latest gear from California Sunbounce (http://www.sunbounce.com/) for you check out and a rep on hand to answer any questions.

What to bring:

  • Camera
  • Memory Cards & Extra Batteries
  • Telephoto lens (i.e. 85mm, 135mm, 70-200mm)
  • Something to Take Notes With

What to Expect

  • Presentation on Understanding & Controlling Light
  • Gear Demonstrations by the California Sunbounce Reps
  • Hands-On Shooting Time w/ NYC Agency Models
Sep
4
Sep 6

Photoshop World - Las Vegas, NV

  • Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

ARE YOU READY TO GO PRO?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

STUDIO QUALITY CONTROL WITH SMALL FLASH IN THE FIELD

04:45pm - 05:45pm | Lighting Track

 

Thursday, September 05, 2013

HOW TO LIGHT ANYONE

06:00pm - 07:00pm | Lighting Track