Taking pictures as often as you can is the single best way to improve your craft as a photographer. There are a few other things you can do to improve as well. One of those things is by learning from another professional photographer.
Workshops help make this possible. The best part is, there are workshops for pretty much every field of photography you can imagine. Whether you are into lifestyle photography or nature/landscape photography, there is a workshop for you.
Today we’re taking a look at Samuel Elkins’ new photography workshop! In it he shares what gear he uses, how he approaches posing, setting up shoots, how he edits, and much more.
The Samuel Elkins Workshop is a digital workshop with over 50 minutes of video content.
After purchase, you’ll get an email with the download link for the video. In the workshop, you’ll learn Sam’s best practices for location scouting, posing, directing, editing, workflow, and a whole lot more.
Learn the gear Sam uses to shoot, store photos/videos, edit, and share his work.
In the workshop, Sam goes over:
- The camera and lens he uses.
- The gear that helps him most when editing.
- What he uses for extended storage.
- What bags he uses to store his equipment.
- Other travel necessities.
This section of the workshop is really helpful if you aren’t sure of what gear is best to use in various situations and shooting conditions.
Finding the right location can make all the difference.
In this section of the workshop, Sam covers scouting locations and getting the right perspective. You will learn his techniques on finding the right angles, directing the shot, and framing it to get the most out of your environment.
Posing is incredibly important, but a lot of people struggle with it.
It’s not easy to get natural, authentic looking portraits while still maintaining that ‘posed’ look. Sam nails it in this workshop and shares his advice on the subject.
You will learn:
- How to pose subjects within the environment.
- How Sam creates depth and intrigue with his subjects.
- How to get started with portrait photography.
While Sam tends to focus on portraits with scenic backgrounds in nature, these tips can be applied to a wide range of portrait photography scenarios.
Learn how to edit like Samuel Elkins. Sam covers his techniques in both Lightroom and Photoshop so you can understand exactly what goes into each photograph.
For Lightroom, you’ll learn about adjusting the shadows, colors, and tones. You’ll also see how Sam brings out the colors and details in his scenic portraits.
For Photoshop, you’ll learn about retouching. Sam shares how he retouches skin, eyes, and other key elements in portraits. He also goes over retouching as it pertains to the whole photo and scene.
Sam shares a lot of other valuable tips and tricks in this course too.
Overall it is a great deal and a great way to show your support for Sam’s incredible work. For a limited time only you can also save $50 when you use the coupon code: SAMWORKSHOP50