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And our Guest Instructor for St. Lucia is….RC Concepcion!

Jul 9

In Seminars & Workshops at 5:32am

Once again we head to paradise this year, to visit one of my favorite places on earth, St. Lucia. I’ve been going there, to the same place, Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain since 1992. We go back again this year for another five day lighting workshop, which over the years have been extremely popular.

We always bring in a guest instructor for a few hours, late in the week, to show different techniques, and this year we are proud to have none other than RC Concepcion, who is simply one of the most multi-faceted, talented, warm-hearted people in the business. How talented is RC? That itself is a daunting question. He’s an extremely intuitive and versatile shooter, a flat out genius at post-production, an accomplished, best selling author, and, quite simply, one of the best teachers I’ve ever seen. He will teach all that stuff that I can’t, namely, post-production wizardry, and of course, HDR. He is the authority about the technique with his most recent book on HDR having sold like hotcakes since it hit the newsstands. He’s just an amazing shooter and teacher.

So, all week, we do on location lighting in all ways, shapes and forms. Small flash in the jungle, with jungle bikers, exotic hotel rooms and balancing indoor/outdoor exposure situations, sunsets on the beach, location portraiture, and field trips. Late in the week, on Thursday, RC joins us and mixes it up by leading an HDR adventure into the jungle, showing everyone how to shoot this technique, and then, on Friday, he will run the class for the afternoon, taking the images created into Photoshop and working them into final form. I will continue right through the whole week teaching lighting, culminating with our sunset extravaganza on Friday evening with models and fire on the beach. It’s a loaded workshop..location small flash, HDR, post processing, with tons of time in the classroom every day for critiques.

It will be a wonderful week of photography in one of the most beautiful places on earth. For the whole skinny on schedule and availability, hit this link. (After hitting the link scroll down!) Read the summation below, and factor in the “RC effect.”

I’m super excited RC was able to make time to join us this year. As of this writing, though, the lighting workshop is almost full. If you might be thinking about it, hit the links above. The hotel will walk you through the discount room packages (only available to the workshop) and the itinerary. More tk…

Eric Politzer says:

on July 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I am sure there is an Immaculate Concepcion joke in there somewhere, but I will leave that to the experts! Seriously people, JUMP on this opportunity. I attended last year, and this is a once-in-a-life time chance to work with Joe and his team in such a stunningly beautiful environment with amazing models.

Josh Chapel says:

on July 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Let me know if Drew can’t make it and you need a fill-in assistant :) This is seriously at the top of my list of workshops to go to. It looks fantastic AND I could talk my wife into it! Hopefully next year. Just got back from Kenya have been working on some things I’ve learned from you Joe! I entered this photo into the geo traveler contest (don’t worry, doesn’t need votes):

I have a ways to go (the challenging/fun part) but have come a long way thanks to you and many others.

Omar Lodhi says:

on July 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I would love to attend this workshop in future.

Connie Anderson says:

on July 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

Wow, what an amazing workshop this looks to be!!

Jason Davis says:

on July 20, 2012 at 6:15 am

That looks like an amazing workshop!

Matt Smith says:

on July 20, 2012 at 8:23 am

Awesome location. Awesome awesome awesome!!

david pino says:

on July 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I wish it said a price on here (maybe I missed it, but I cannot find it anywhere…)

Maciej Radziwillowicz says:

on July 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Great post and amazing shots.

Mark says:

on August 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I envy you guys! Not only to learn and mingle with others that love the field of photography – but the surroundings! The beautiful islands. Geez, wish i could join you guys.

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