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Going to Saint Lucia in the Fall

Mar 4

In Seminars & Workshops, Upcoming Events at 10:39pm

Heading to St. Lucia again, and the Anse Chastenet/Jade Mountain Resort to teach advanced lighting techniques. We start on Sunday, Sept. 30th, with an introductory dinner and then, beginning Monday morning, run for five straight days of working with light in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We build in time to relax and explore as well.  Here’s a link for the special events section on the hotel website. Just hit it, and scroll down. It has the day to day schedule, and all the hotel info.

We work with all manner of small flash techniques, from high speed flash to multiple speed light interiors. Balancing indoor/outdoor scenarios with flash, working with gels, line of sight TTL and manual radio syncing all gets covered, as does–available light! The week is dedicated to recognizing good light when you see it, using it well, and then augmenting it with small speed lights as appropriate. Hard light, soft light, and all manner of light shapers are discussed.

It’s one of my favorite places on earth, so much so, the ever gracious owners of the resort, which consistently ranks among the top resorts in the world, commissioned my studio last year to shoot a book about the place. Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy carved out a piece of heaven in the splendor of the Caribbean, and the pictorial inspiration there is infinite. No matter how many times I go, I find something new to shoot.

Stay tuned to the blog for updates. This year, all participants get a free Language of Light DVD and a free copy of Sketching Light for attending the workshop. Already looking forward….more tk….

Ke Toney says:

on March 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Hmm, wonder if Pam would miss me if I slipped away for a few days?

Kyle Jerichow says:

on March 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm

This just looks so amazing. One of these days I’ll see you down there.

Take care at WPPI.


Donfer says:

on March 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Cat wait :)

Kyle Jerichow says:

on March 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Sorry meant, meant take care in Dubai.


Hugo says:

on March 5, 2012 at 1:30 am

Any workshop around Australia anytime soon?

Victoria - Washington Boudoir Photographer says:

on March 5, 2012 at 3:49 am

My husband and I went to St. Lucia on a cruise and we loved it! Your photo of the lady playing the sax in the sunset is just amazing, i’d love to return and shoot there!

Piero Capannini says:

on March 5, 2012 at 6:10 am

Hey Joe when will you come for a Workshop in Italy? Please come!!!

Andor says:

on March 5, 2012 at 7:13 am

@Hugo: maybe it’d be a great idea to have a small poll about ‘where would it be best to hold next out-of-US workshop? ‘ … :-)
Anyway, great news and great shots as usual – love the last pic, the lady with the saxophone!

Tim Skipper says:

on March 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

Joe I wish you would go somewhere beautiful 😉
Have a good time.

Roby says:

on March 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

It looks absolutely fab!! That workshop is a photographer’s paradise!!

Eric Harmon says:

on March 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I was so looking forward to attending this. However, I’ll be in Alaska end of August/beginning of September and I just can’t get away again a few weeks later :-(

Gilles Pilon says:

on March 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Please let us know when we can book … must plan now in order to be able to do this … !

Jay Mann says:

on March 6, 2012 at 3:17 am

No Icebergs? No fragrant barns? No Icelandic Godesses? All three of these features are missing. Add in the fact that I am still trying to process all the info from that trip, I won’t be attending.

Seriously, It sounds like a great week.

Denise Duhamel says:

on March 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Just saw that you are going to be the featured speaker at this year’s NECCC! I’m so looking forward to that. That was where I first saw you the last time you presented there. Woohoo!

Jerry Smith says:

on March 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

What a great opportunity! Just have to work on the funding . . .

Eric Politzer says:

on March 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Heya folks — this is a super location and a great workshop. One word of caution: there are only 2 (TWO) steps into the infinity pools. Be VERY careful handling equipment if you are going into the pools!! (Hey, it makes for a classic story if nothing else!)

TorontoCP says:

on March 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Fantastic placement of model and background…

Nikon Gear talk says:

on March 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Killer shot love the colors…… very vibrant

Donald says:

on April 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Joe! Just booked for the workshop. Excited to be in an awesome place learning from a master. Thanks for putting this on!

Chris Johnson says:

on May 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

This place is amazing. I took my wife there for our honeymoon and now we are heading back fro round two. Nick the owner is so cool… he let me use his Gibson guitar in our suite all week long.

Jonathan Braga says:

on May 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm

When is it?

Kaliafeh Wright says:

on July 23, 2012 at 7:02 am

This looks great, where is the pricing and booking information?

Brian Wilson says:

on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I’m going!! I’m going!! I’m somebody!!!

Wife said “yes”- admittedly not a hard sale to get~

Mike T says:

on August 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I did this a couple years ago (in fact when the image of the lady with the saxophone was taken). It was so much fun and I learned alot. Make sure you take a few days afterwards to enjoy the resort, as the time with Mr M are pretty busy. I wish I was going again!

Elma Philip says:

on December 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

We welcome all our visitors with open arms and big smiles, St. Lucia looks even more breath taking in reality.

Janus Gyan says:

on August 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

Great article. I’ve Lived here for 28 years, and I must admit I never get bored. St. Lucia is truly a spectacular place and I have no doubt those visiting will share the same opinion.


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