LUCIMA STUDIO Advanced Techniques Fashion Photography Masterclass
You're good but not great. You are missing that "je ne sais quois" that the editors-in-chief, creative directors, and top modeling agents are looking for.
What the hell is "je ne sais quois"? Can you even teach that stuff?
Yes. And yes.
This workshop is dedicated to advanced photography techniques. If you have trouble setting your exposure this workshop is not for you. This workshop is for seasoned photographers that want to create tension and dynamics with lighting, composition, body language and expression. Photographers that want to learn how to shoot emotionally instead of technically. Photographers that want to learn how to shoot editorials that editors are looking for. 
This workshop isn't for the faint of heart. I'm going to review your frames and I'm going to be critical of your flaws. And you are going to learn to shoot better
This workshop will also cover advanced retouching techniques. Techniques that generate the images you see above along with Destination MARS for TREATS! Magazine, Cascade on bentrovatoblog and Kate Compton for TREATS! Magazine. These are the subtle yet powerful retouching techniques that create stylistic consistency. Consistency that allows you to shoot across different mediums/cameras but still be unified under a single recognizable style. A style that is clearly yours and not someone else's.
Who is this workshop for? It's for those that actually want to grow/learn/improve. For those that know "there's no such thing as perfect". For those that are tired of being overlooked, at times frustrated with their work, and don't want to be just "good enough". For those that know if they learn one or two advanced techniques that their work would be totally different. But only you can determine whether or not this workshop is for you.
This is a fully-styled 2-day workshop with MUA/hair.

There will be a maximum of 3 photographers per 1 model. 

Day 1:
Morning: Advanced Photography Techniques
Afternoon: Advanced Retouching Techniques

Day 2:
Morning: Advanced Pre-Production and Interactions
Afternoon: Studio Shooting

Day 3 (optional and additional):
Morning: (optional) Photoshop 101
Afternoon: (additional) Location Shooting (Location TBA with different models)  


Fee: $999 if registered before April 18th. $1199 thereafter. Click below to register! 



Fee: $1474 if registered before April 18th. $1674 thereafter. Click below to register!


Cancellation policy: 
100% refund if cancellation is 2 weeks or more prior to workshop. 
50% refund if cancellation is less than 2 weeks but more than 1 week prior to workshop. 
0% refund if cancellation is 1 weeks or less prior to workshop. 

212 Kruse Ave. 
Monrovia, CA 91016 

Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2013, 

LUCIMA STUDIO Advanced Techniques Fashion Photography Masterclass

Click here to see my previous workshops! 

General notes:

-Who is L U C I M A? I'm a fashion-editorial photographer based in Los Angeles (see I also teach at the New York Film Academy (Universal Studios campus) to 1-year and 2-year MFA photography students. 

-Since good models are paramount to getting "the shot" we'll provide experienced agency-represented models for the workshop. I'll be updating this page shortly with who we're shooting. 

-Keeping the workshop small for more one-on-one attention. I will cap the attendance at 12. 

Photographers should bring: 
-Camera/assorted lenses 
-Computer to follow along for post work 
-Media cards. LOTS of them. And fast ones. Preferably 60mb/sec+. 
-Something to take notes with 

Will update more as inquiries come in! 

Q: Where can I see more of the previous workshop results?
A: Please see our 
L U C I M A Workshop Facebook Group!

Q: Which airport should I fly into? 
A: That depends. The best airport near the studio would be Burbank (Bob Hope Airport) but there is a limited # of flights in and out of Burbank. Next probably LAX or Ontario. Ontario Int'l Airport is 29 miles and smaller so it's easier to get in and out of. Then you have LAX (a huge hub) is 37 miles away. For Laguna Beach (Orange County) there is the John Wayne Airport.

Q: I'll be flying in from [fill in the blank]. Where should I stay that's not too far from your studio? 
A: There are several 2-3 miles away from the studio. I'm not affiliated with any of the following suggestions: 

a) Doubletree Hotel 
924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 

b) Oak Tree Inn 
788 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 

c) Courtyard 
700 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 

Q: Which models are we shooting? 
A: Will update shortly! But chances are that they'll be the ones that you see most recently in my portfolio. See my 
tumblr blog for recent work! 

Q: Will we be shooting nudes? 
A: Nope. For that I suggest you go to Drew and Karl's workshops. I hear they're great. 

Q: At what point will you know whether you will register enough students to confirm the workshop? 
A: I never cancel my workshops. If there is even 1 photographer, the show goes on! Yes, I will teach to 1 photographer if only 1 registers!  

Q: Do I really need a light meter? 
A: Yes and no. But basically I'll be showing you how to light with AND without light meters. But for a long-winded version of this answer please see my 
official stance on light meters

Q: Are we shooting on location? 
A: For those registered for the 3-day workshop we will be shooting on location. Location will be provided upon registration.