A Mike’s Camera Exclusive Featuring Boulder’s own,
Charles Steinberg M.D.
The Art in Capturing Tasteful, Subtle, Evocative, Enticing and Sexy Imagery.
What You’ll Learn
Explore the techniques to capture and create tasteful, evocative images. This workshop is designed to teach you about, and give you practice creating exciting boudoir photography images. You’ll explore ways to create such imagery in the bedroom with subtlety, where a suggestion is all it takes to be evocative. You’ll explore techniques like using shallow depth of field, tight cropping, reflections, blur, shadow and silhouette to capture images with the intensity of romance and sexuality while avoiding anything even remotely pornographic.
First Session will focus on discussing the elements that make up an evocative image. Charles will use some of his recent work to exemplify various techniques. As a group we will discuss the line between tasteful, sexy, evocative imagery and offensive or abusive pornographic pictures. It will be our clear agreement to stay well clear of the latter.
Then as a group we will carpool a few minutes away to a home where there are several “boudoir settings” we can shoot in with available light and/or bounced flash. We will work with two strikingly attractive models, one man and one woman. We will have an open discussion with them about appropriate boundaries and how it feels to be the models for this work. Charles will be giving instructions as needed to all participants. The shoot will begin around 2:00PM and go through around 5:00PM. Following the shoot, we regroup at Mike's Camera, Boulder for a wrap up
Second Session will be fun and rewarding as we share our images with each other. When our group goes together with a similar idea to capture “Boudoir Imagery” with the same models, you’ll be astonished by the immense variety of images that will have been captured. We’ll get to see the images our group-mates saw, and learn new ways of seeing from each other. Using Charles’ most supportive techniques for “critique” we will all become more skilled at giving and receiving feedback. In the days between these two sessions you will be encouraged to shoot at home with your own “model” and will be encouraged to share some of your work with the group.
Come join us in exploring the art of subtle, tasteful erotic photography.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is for any photographer who wants to expand his/her ability to see creatively and gain a fundamental understanding of capturing figures in natural light, while learning to make the most of the camera’s technology using ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings to craft and capture the desired effect in images. Creativity and skills in creating images in the boudoir that are fun and sexy and yet not pornographic. You should have a basic working understanding of your camera, and understand how to get out of “Auto” when you want to. If you and your sweetheart (spouse, partner, etc.) are both photographers, this is the perfect workshop to come to together.
Dates, Times & Location
Sunday April 7
Instructional Seminar at Mike’s Camera, Boulder. Reconvene to a lovely home where there are several “boudoir settings”.
Thursday April 11
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Follow up Review of Techniques & Image Critique
Mike’s Camera Boulder
All times are approximate and are used primarily for planning purposes
Three FREE 12x18-inch prints for Critique Session “show & tell” that can be ordered from the Online Photo Center
$99.00 for early Registration, $159.00 after March31st.
Due to the hands on nature of the workshop, this program is limited to a maximum of 15 students.
What to Bring
Bring your camera and manual, a tripod and flash if you have them. Each attendee is responsible to bring water and snacks. A detailed welcome letter will be sent to each participant prior to the workshop date.
About your Instructor Charles Steinberg, M.D.
Charles is both a physician and a photographer. The last 8 years he has served in East Africa, training health care providers in AIDS treatment. This has given him intimate opportunities for photographing the realities of Ugandan life and AIDS in that setting. He also has served as the photographer for a poverty eradication project, BeadforLife and again his work covers their web pages with the real stories of those women in Uganda living on less than a dollar a day. Charles has studied photography for the last decade at places like Anderson Ranch, and teaches himself at Hollyhock in British Columbia.
What People Say about Charles
Studying photography with Charles is a pure delight!! In only a few lessons I have learned everything from how to tell a story through my pictures to how to make friends with my camera and computer. I am creating images that capture the essence and spirit of what it I am trying to say. I see it, I feel it, and now my images say it. Charles’s supportive and critical eye has enabled me to make potent images that capture the heart. His teaching is gentle, thorough, hands on, full of individual attention, encouragement and he …well he makes learning FUN. I say the sky is the limit with Charles.
---Virginia Jordan, Boulder, Co.