For your holiday viewing pleasure…I’m pleased to offer up the next two instalments in the workshop video series: How To See Ep2: Tokyo, and Street Photography Ep1.
Video H2: How To See, Ep2: Tokyo – runtime 2h35min, US$63
Travel vicariously into the photographic wonderland that is Tokyo. Building on Episode 1 filmed in Kuala Lumpur, we travel to Tokyo with a completely different equipment loadout with the intention of making unique images of a place that is no stranger to being photographed. Once again, I explain what’s catching my attention in a particular location, and why I chose that particular framing and processing. I explain afterwards why a particular image works – or doesn’t. This video is unique in that all of the segments are filmed in one take: we can’t reset the scene and try again. What you’re seeing is really and exactly what I was seeing at the time of shooting. Episode 3, 4 and 5 will be filmed in Melbourne, Havana and London respectively throughout 2014.
Video S1: Street Photography, Ep1 1h38min, US$63
This video explains and demonstrates the fundamental techniques and tricks required to create a strong street photograph: one that highlights something that might otherwise have been missed, tells a story, and above all, captures a very human moment. I’ll show you how to approach and photograph people without having to be confrontational or have the courage of a lion. We use the rich hunting ground of Tokyo as our stage, and a variety of equipment from compacts to medium format.
Beyond that however, I’d like to also share the roadmap for next year’s video workshops. (Think of it as my version of the periodic table.) We plan to release another 15 videos next year, for a total of hopefully 28 by the end of the year. As you can see, we’ll be spending some time filling out the intermediate and advanced areas by going into subject- and technique-specific teaching, including speedlights, landscapes, architecture, portraiture and wildlife. Film scanning and postprocessing will be on there, too. And those of you with eagle eyes may notice that Lightroom is back on the charts: I make no promises about this one, but I am still trying to wrestle the results I want out of LR5…
Both of the new videos will be available for instant download via the Teaching Store on 26 December, and as usual, there will be launch bundle specials :) Happy holidays! MT
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