$299 for a Two-Day, 16-Hour Professional Photography Course ($800 Value)
Held November 17 and 18, the course covers an extensive amount of introductory materials over two eight-hour days. Day one begins with a french breakfast, followed by lectures from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day two also starts with a breakfast, followed by lectures and guided shooting from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professional photographers Xenia Berg and Bryan Alano start with the fundamentals of photography, including composition and camera settings, before moving on to lighting and the use of reflectors and light-shaping devices such as strobes. Students also learn editing and workflow instructions, including skills for backing up images, basic retouching, and color correcting. On the second day, students will shoot live models and gain experience directing their subjects and eliciting an ideal pose.
Bryan Alano and Xenia Berg Photography
After first discovering photography in Manhattan, Xenia Berg globe trots to where the work takes her, currently residing in Germany. Her work and travels occasionally take her back to LA, to collaborate with her friend and active commercial photographer Bryan Alano. Bryan takes time away from clients such as Citibank, Roxy, and Lifestyle Magazine to share insights into lifestyle and wedding photography. Students benefit from Xenia and Bryan's wealth of commercial experience, learning how to navigate lighting instruments, digitally touch-up documents, and reward well-behaved models with caviar-flavored dog biscuits.