Back to Santorini with STC and Jarmo Pohjaniemi

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A workshop for every kind of photographer

The STC workshops are always in the most beautiful locations in the world.  While the focus is on glamour photography, the opportunity to photograph architecture, landscape, or street imagery is available at any level you wish.  Personally, I always include a day or two of location shooting.  The landscapes are always stunning.  The locations are memorable and exotic.  Why would you take a trip like this and not take advantage of all the other beauty?  I have often thought to myself that my landscape or travel/lifestyle clients should think about coming on one of these trips.   The subject matter is aways absolutely amazing.  Maybe this is your year?

The location

I can’t say enough about Oai, Greece. It is quintessential Greece.  The whitewashed homes.  The blue Orthodox steeples.  And the most amazing sunsets that you will ever see.  The area speaks to me and it is one of the very few places that I can’t wait to get back and visit again.

Shoot The Centerfold – Santorini 2015. from Shoot The Centerfold on Vimeo.

Oia, Greece in the daytime....
And at night.!

Capture One Training

In the evenings, I set up my laptop, projector, a Sunbounce reflector and we spend a few hours going over the images of the day.   This not only lets all the attendees share imagery and the creative process, but it also helps to see how Capture One works in each person’s individual workflow.  If attendees have individual questions, we often have one on one sessions about the software in the most gorgeous setting that I have ever seen Capture One taught.  It truly is a special week.

Capture One Training – Shoot the Centerfold, Greece 2017

Simply the coolest instructors in the industry

The core of STC workshops is education.  Attendees learn lighting, rapport with a model, posing, the importance of location, styling, and overall respect for the medium.  However, if you have not attended a seminar by Jarmo Pohjamiemi then you are missing out.  He is an energetic and knowledgeable instructor teaching from real world working experience.  Instructors and attendees are genuine individuals who feel more like good friends after spending a workshop together learning from each other.  If you would like to know more about Jarmo, here are some websites:
Jarmo at work – Shoot the Centerfold 2016

The Gear

Each year I bring multiple digital systems with a variety of lenses for the attendees to get to know.   We shoot tethered on the days we are teaching lighting.  Tethering allows us to see small variations in lighting that can have a huge impact on the final image.   Chimping on a tiny SLR screen just doesn’t work.   During that time, the attendees can shoot the latest Phase One digital camera system and get a feel of it.  Then on free afternoons and free days, I loan out the gear.  Attendees can take a full Leica or Phase One kit with them for the day or afternoon.   It is a essentially a free capture rental for any attendee who wants to try the gear.

Testing the camera in the morning before shooting in Santorini
The contents of just one carry on Tenba Rolling Roadie
One of many Tenba Carry on bags packed and ready to go
Shooting in Santorini

Sponsored Lighting Gear

At every workshop, the latest in technology is shipped in from both Hensel and Sunbounce.  This gear can be borrowed at your leisure and taken around the island.   With cameras from Leica, Fuji, Phase One and Hensel lighting, and Sunbounce accessories, you really just need to show up with a smile and you will have at the best gear on the planet to create your imagery.

The Cost and Registration

This cost of this workshop is $5,000.00. This price includes lodging and workshop fees. You will be responsible for airfare and all other costs associated with your trip.

The 7-day extensive seminar/workshop experience now includes the new One-on-One shooting experience. STC have also added detailed editing, business and marketing sessions as well as insight on how you can navigate the industry at the highest level. This rare opportunity also includes a videography course and tips on how to make the transition smooth. You will be able to produce top quality videos and mini-movies that will impact clients and publishers.

Payment Options

There are alternative forms of payment. You can now place a deposit of $1000 to reserve your seat for the Santorini seminar and pay the rest of the workshop fee in monthly installments (or as agreed). No photography learning experience should be put aside because of financial limitations.

And of course, the most talented and beautiful women in the world…

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