Studio Still Life Course


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Hi everyone,

Ever wonder why McDonald, KFC, Rolex/Tag Heuer Watches, Mobile phones look appealing to your eyes when you read magazines/newspaper/posters? Well that is because they make it look good so consumer like us will be tempted to purchase it. For example, how to make a burger appealing, alive and tasty is a very challenging task. How can you do that? Is it possible? The answer is YES.

So I am organizing a Studio Still Life Course @ Stanley Lim Colour Centre. This course is more controlling of lighting. It will enhance your lighting skills. By attending this course, you will learn one of the key elements to improving your skills is making an object look alive. I will meet you all personally first and give you a preview on what you will be expecting from this course.

It does not matter whether you are a newbie/amatuer, advance users, all are welcome to attend my course. There is going to be a pre briefing for those who sign up my course as I will explain a little more on what you will be expecting in this course.

Some samples of what I have done:-















Here are the details:-

Venue: Stanley Lim Colour Centre (Midlink Plaza, Middle Road)
Instructor: Danny
Course fee: $300 for DLSR/SLR user
Time : 7-11pm (Date is not fixed yet but most probably will be every Monday or Thursday night)
Vacancies : 8 (max)
Equipment : Fixed Lens 35/50/85/105/180mm/Macro Lens, Zoom lens 17-35, 28-70mm, 28-105mm (This list of lens includes for DSLR user as well)
Lightings : 3 basic lighting setups
Lesson will commence on : 1st March

Package: 6 lessons
1st lesson : Learn the basic theory about what Studio Still Life. You will learn the basic theory skills, how the lighting works, how to compose an object or a few, meter reading, props, reflector, film, using of studio flash and etc. I will let you know what object you will be shooting as well. We will shoot various subjects. For example food, glass, watch and etc. The list is endless! Everyone will get their turns to shoot.

2nd lesson : Practical course - We start straight away with a practical setup. I will explain to you all how to setup, compose and lighting up the object.

3rd lesson : Practical course - Different setup with multiple lightings.

4th lesson : We take a break from practical class and anaylse the mistakes and rectify your problems. This will be a critique session.

5th lesson : Practical course - Different setup.

6th lesson : Practical course - As this is the final lesson, you have to bring an object or two. I will specify the product later. Setup will be done by you and you have to bring your own props.

After the last lesson, those who is interested to bring down their photos individually or as a group will be fine with me. I will be at Stanley Lim Colour Centre (from 1pm to 6pm) for anyone who wants to get their photos review again.

Those interested please proceed to the studio to pay the deposit to Joanne.
You can reach her at 98583502. Please PM after you have paid her so that I can update here.

All students will be giving 2 hours free for usage of studio anytime but must make an appointment. This is will be given after you all finish the course.

"I will personnaly make sure that all students who attend my course will improve their skills in lighting, composition and how to make the still life come alive. If I think they are still unable to reach my standard, I will not pass them until I deem ok. Don't worry there will be no extra charge for this part as I have my own personnal standard I must keep and maintain."

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Lessons will start after all 8 vacancies are filled up. So let's start to filling those empty slots.

Please feel free to make enquiries if there is anything you are not sure of. You can PM me guys and gals.
 

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RuthBaby said:
nice pics u got there
but what happen to this one?

seems like bokeh and focus on wrong area

suppose to look yummy to mi leh

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It looks ok in my transparency. The meat is as sharp. I can mail you my trans if you want to see! :thumbsup:

Yummy huh? It's lunch time! Go eat!

Or you can check at my SonyImage Station and click on the pix.

http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289674703
 

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Beside learning to shoot objects, the art of making an ordinary subject great is by learning how to control your lighting skills. Lighting as we all know is the main ingredient in any kind of photography. As without light, you are unable to expose your subject. Once you master the art of lighting, you will have no problem setting up various lighting as you will then understand the nature of artificial light and natural light.

So any takers? I will be more than glad to explain to you all if you want to ask any question. You can PM me as well. If any of you do not want their names to be on the namelist, let me know. Thank you....

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So who will take a step forward to be my first born? :p
 

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If you find my classes/course a little of your budget, well if you do some calculation it is only $50.00 for a session. What you will get is a 30 minutes shoot. As for the rest of the session, I will be explaining more in-depth about various lighting conditions

Placement of the object, lighting will be done by you. You have total control and I will be there to guide/rectify any problem you will be facing. It's not about taking a camera and shoot only but learn the basic essential about lighting skills, object placement and controlling depth of field.

If you miss any of my class, I will personnaly attend to you and replace it. :thumbsup:

Tks!
 

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26th February or 1st March (Depends on the request)

1) - Reserve - ( Yahoo my first born! :lovegrin: )
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26th February or 1st March (Depends on the request)

1) - Reserve - Both dates ok ( Yahoo my first born! :lovegrin: )
2) - Reserve - Both dates ok
3) - Reserve - 26th Feb
4) - Reserve - 26th Feb
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Keep on coming guys and gals.........
 

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Class will start 1st March 2004

1) - Reserve - March 1st ( Yahoo my first born! :lovegrin: )
2) - Reserve - March 1st
3) - Reserve - Change to 1st March
4) - Reserve - Change to 1st March
5) - Reserve - March 1st
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Keep on coming guys and gals.........

Three more places!!!!!!! Quick!
 

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Class will start 1st March 2004

1) - Reserve - March 1st ( Yahoo my first born! :lovegrin: )
2) - Reserve - March 1st
3) - Reserve - Change to 1st March
4) - Reserve - March 1st
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Keep on coming guys and gals.........

Back to four places!!!!!!! Someone back out due to unforseen circumstances :cry:
 

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Class will start 1st March 2004

1) - Reserve - March 1st ( Yahoo my first born! :lovegrin: )
2) - Reserve - March 1st
3) - Reserve - Change to 1st March
4) - Reserve - March 1st
5) - Reserve - March 1st
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Keep on coming guys and gals.........

Yahoo! Back to 3 places.......Thanks for the support and coming down to see me personnaly, guys! Just hope to fill them up soon.
 

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kvp11 said:
Me too... Can I make 2 payment 50-50.. :think:
Hi kvp11,

Sorry I need to collect full payment on the first class. Hehe....sorry for the incovience. :D

thanks!

ruth,

so you joining me hah? good! good! we are going to have fun!
 

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