While group-learning is a great experience, scheduling and geography can make it difficult for fashion photographers and retouchers to attend the group fashion photography workshops. This page introduces private fashion photography workshop options for photographers and retouchers. These are custom-tailored 1-on-1 classes designed to specifically to advance specific fashion, business, photography and retouching skill sets.

What specific value does a Private L U C I M A Fashion Photography Workshop provide?

  • Custom-tailored agenda for each fashion photographer’s needs.
  • 2,100 sq. ft. private studio including monolights, pack lights, set walls, seamless paper, props, makeup station, classroom area, stereo, computer, and more.
  • Network of top-level agency models.
  • Network of top-level makeup artists, hair stylists, designers, and wardrobe stylists.
  • Pre-designed presentations covering fashion, business, photography and retouching (see group fashion photography workshops for more info)
  • Take-home presentation material for further review.
  • Proficiency with Canon, Nikon, and Hasselblad systems.
  • Professional workflow from pre-production to delivery.
  • The ability to create a L U C I M A style/level image.

Please contact me directly for scheduling. After payment is received, I can book the studio and the talents for your private session.

Please also see the Fashion Photography Group Workshop page for various topics of interest!

Here’s an educational piece on my blog about recent private workshops and how I might help you in your photography journey.

 

 

Beauty Retouching at a LUCIMA Private Fashion Photography Workshop

Live Beauty Retouch Demonstration at a LUCIMA Fashion Photography Retouching Workshop

Retouching Workshop

Capture only gets you a raw image. An integrated post-processing workflow is critical in creating powerful imagery. The retouching workshops are conducted live or online (via Skype or iChat). These sessions focus on post-processing workflow from image-selection to image-editing. Through the use of Lightroom and Photoshop we can cover the post-processing techniques that create the hallmark L U C I M A fashion photography look. Having an archive of full-layered Photoshop files, we can review any existing image that I’ve retouched or show you how to create the same look from scratch. We can also back-solve existing images from other photographers to recreate the same look.

Duration 2 hours. Cost $520.

 

 

Roarie for LUCIMA Fashion Photography Workshop Retouching

Learn retouching and workflow at a LUCIMA Presentation/Retouching Fashion Photography Workshop

Presentation/Retouching Workshop

For fashion photographers and retouchers that want to focus on specific presentations or classroom material, I offer a “presentation-discussion” style fashion photography workshop. These workshops can cover any of the classroom topics/material from my existing fashion photography workshops (e.g. Working with Modeling Agencies, Business of Photography, Black & White Fashion, Magic: Master Class, etc.). This workshop is best suited for the fashion photographer that does enough shooting but would like to review specific content covered at a L U C I M A fashion photography group workshop. Basically, outside of shooting we can cover anything you want about fashion, videography, business, photography and retouching.

Duration 5 hours. Cost $750.

 

 

Brian Barreto with LUCIMA at a Fashion Photography Workshop

Work 1-on-1 at a LUCIMA Shooting/Presentation/Retouching Workshop

Shooting/Presentation/Retouching Workshop (no model)

This custom fashion photography workshop is designed for fashion photographers that want to combine live shooting experience with the Presentation/Retouching workshop experience. Along with everything described above in the Presentation/Retouching workshop, we will also explore the technical and philosophical aspects of creating powerful images via shooting a model. The photographer will bring his/her model of choice. Through demonstration and discussion, we can cover specific skills sets such as model-photographer interaction, wardrobe/makeup choices, lighting setups, camera settings, shooting angles, background choices, ambient vs. strobe vs. combination, indoor/outdoor settings, and more. The focus of this custom fashion photography workshop is to eliminate specific weaknesses by combining live shooting experience with the understanding of the theories behind such practices. The cost of this workshop includes the price of the studio rental along with all the equipment in the studio.

Duration 7 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch). Cost $950.

 

 

Sam Sulam with Bekka Gunther at a LUCIMA private fashion photography workshop

Sam Sulam shooting Bekka Gunther at a private LUCIMA Fashion Photography Workshop

Shooting/Presentation/Retouching Workshop (with model)

By far the most popular workshop, this custom fashion photography workshop offers the Shooting/Presentation/Retouching workshop described above and includes a top-agency model that I have personally worked with. Through careful selection from agency-represented models, I provide a model that greatly enhances the value of the workshop. Each L U C I M A fashion photography workshop model brings a top-notch set of work experiences, modeling abilities, personal network, and unique look. By using a top-agency fashion model in a L U C I M A fashion photography workshop, the photographer elevates the caliber of the images in his/her portfolio, thereby attracting better clients (and models) in the future. Past workshop models have included Bekka Gunther, Kate Compton, Jordan Daniele and more.

Duration 8 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch). Cost $1200.

 

 

Model Raina Hein and Kathleen Ty MUA for LUCIMA's private fashion photography workshop

Learn beauty photography and retouching with model and makeup at a LUCIMA fashion photography workshop

Shooting/Presentation/Retouching Workshop (with model and makeup/hair)

This custom fashion photography workshop offers the Shooting/Presentation/Retouching workshop described above and includes a top-agency fashion model AND a top-tier fashion makeup artist/hair stylist that I have personally worked with. This private workshop is perfect for the fashion photographer that focuses on beauty and beauty retouching and needs a complete look to emphasize the model’s facial features. The makeup artist will work in conjunction with the photographer, the model, and the instructor to create unique looks specific to the photographer’s needs. These looks can include clean, fashion, to avant-garde looks for greater value added to the photographer’s portfolio.

Duration 8 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch). Cost $1550.

 

 

Shoot  Fashion-Editorial images in studio like the LUCIMA & John Couture Editorial submission

Shoot Fashion-Editorial images in studio like the LUCIMA & John Couture Editorial submission

Shooting/Presentation/Retouching Workshop (with model and makeup and wardrobe) STUDIO

This custom fashion photography workshop offers the Shooting/Presentation/Retouching workshop described above and includes a top-agency fashion model AND a top-tier fashion makeup artist AND working fashion wardrobe stylist. As most fashion photographers have experienced, a talented wardrobe stylist is hard to find. Leveraging my network of working stylists that pull from showrooms and stock, I hand pick wardrobe stylists that have a proven track record of delivering fashion-forward looks. While the above workshops focus more on the standard agency looks (thereby precluding elaborate wardrobe), this workshop is designed to create extravagant fashion-forward looks and images for a fashion photographer’s portfolio. Concepts and styles must be discussed in pre-production. This workshop focuses on STUDIO concepts and looks. We will focus on the lighting and looks that I employ for my own studio fashion/editorial portfolio. This workshop leverages different lights, modifiers, backgrounds and various studio props (white box, faux walls, steps, etc.) to create a series of looks that will benefit any fashion photographer. Photographers will create a series of magazine editorial and client campaign styled images.

Duration 9 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch). Cost $2100.

 

 

Desert Black shot by Charles LUCIMA for Tinsel Tokyo Magazine

Shoot editorials like the Desert Black spread at a LUCIMA fashion photography workshop (with model, stylist and MUA)

Shooting/Presentation/Retouching Workshop (with model and makeup and wardrobe) LOCATION

This custom fashion photography workshop offers the Shooting/Presentation/Retouching workshop described above and includes a top-agency fashion model AND a top-tier fashion makeup artist AND working fashion wardrobe stylist. While the above workshops focus more on the standard agency looks thereby precluding elaborate wardrobe, this is a workshop designed to create extravagant fashion-forward looks and images for a fashion photographer’s portfolio. Concepts and styles must be discussed in pre-production. This workshop focuses on LOCATION concepts and looks. With all that Southern California has to offer, it would be a shame not take advantage of all the secret locations that I have been throughout my photography career. Whether it’s the mountains, dry lake bed, beach, or canyons, we can put together a series of stunning location looks to complete any photographer’s portfolio.

Duration 9 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch). Cost $2500.

 

 

L U C I M A | Condition One. Shot and edited from the Fashion DSLR Group Workshop in June 2012.

Fashion DSLR Video Workshop (with model)

With the advent of video capabilities on DSLR cameras, clients have quickly adopted video as a new vehicle for showcasing their work. As a photographer, whether you work in the wedding industry or the fashion industry, having the capacity to produce a polished video product is critical to capturing this new demand and establishing your style in this market. As new video technologies constantly arise, this is the perfect time to build fashion videography/cinematography into your arsenal of tools.

Through the 2-day L U C I M A Fashion DSLR Video Workshop, you will use your own camera and create a 30-60 second promotional video that showcases your understanding of this entire workflow from start to finish. This workshop will include a top-agency fashion model and include the facilities and equipment of LUCIMA STUDIO. You will learn conception, pre-production, directing, camera operation, lighting and editing. This is an intensive workshop that encompasses the entire video production workflow to create videos like Condition One or Lost.

Prerequisites for this workshop include a DSLR that shoots video (preferably in 60fps), Apple computer, Final Cut Pro 7, and After Effects 5.0+. Trial versions of the software are available at the workshop.

Inside look at the editing process for Condition One in FCP7

Duration 8 hours per day (including 1 hour break for lunch). Cost $5500.

 

 

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