Ft Lauderdale / Miami Lighting and Workflow Workshop on May 11, 2010

by Vu Bui on April 14, 2010

Justine Ezarik Photos - iJustine Photoshoot

We’ve teamed up with photographer Lydia Shannon to help bring a full-day Bui Brothers “affordable lighting” workshop to the Ft. Lauderdale / Miami, Florida area on May 11th, 2010. Lydia will be handling all the logistics and venue planning, and we’ll be flying in to teach the workshop itself.

Workshop Description

Our “affordable lighting” workshop will teach you how to use natural light and inexpensive flashes off-camera with your DSLR to shoot headshots, portraits and fashion photographs. One of the lighting kits we will be teaching with costs less than $300 for everything (two flashes, wireless triggers, light stands and light modifiers). We’ll be showing you the actual reasons behind each lighting setup with the intention to teach you to be able to create your own… not just replicate the exact things we show you at the workshop. Finally we’ll take the images from the day and do a complete workflow and simple Lightroom/Photoshop editing lesson.

We’ve made the price an affordable $129. We are selling 30 seats, and they may sell out, so book now to reserve yours. Add to Cart (note: after 4/27 there will be no refunds on booking deposits)

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Course Breakdown

The workshop will cover these general topics and more:
In-class education:
– natural light and off-camera lighting examples and placement
– selecting gear
– gear explanation
– camera settings explanation
– image selection workflow
– editing in Lightroom
– Photoshop editing techniques
Outdoor shoot:
– the perfect headshot
– shooting headshots/portraits with natural light
– small flash off-camera dramatic lighting
– small flash off-camera fill lighting

You’ll need to bring your camera and lenses and you’ll want to bring a laptop if you have one… or at least something to take notes on if you don’t. We’ll be breaking off into two groups for most of the outdoor session and will be shooting live models. Makeup will be provided by Giselle Sanchez.

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Basic Schedule (times are subject to change slightly but the general structure will remain the same)

noon-2pm: in-class education (lighting theory, gear, camera settings)
2pm-3pm: lunch break with Q&A
3pm-6pm: outdoor shoot
6pm-7:30pm: in-class education (workflow, Lightroom, Photoshop)
7:30pm-8:30pm: image competition and critique (optional) and giveaways


We’ll be giving away amazing items from Shootsac, borrowlenses.com, Blinkbid and more.


Click to book your reservation $129 – Add to Cart (note: after 4/27 there will be no refunds on booking deposits)

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  • browneyedphoto

    @BrownEyedPhoto is all signed up. Can't wait to see you fine men again.

  • http://www.marciocavalcanti.com Marcio Cavalcanti

    Lydia did I great job mentioning you guys at the PUG meeting, and first thing I did, was purchasing my ticket to this great workshop.

    See you guys in Miami

  • http://www.carolinemotta.com Caroline Motta

    Yay! Can't wait to be there. This should be a great experience. Did my research and this seems to be the workshop you want to be in =)

    See you all soon!


    Caroline Motta

  • Bianca Blackshaw

    Marcio – I agree Lydia is great! :) I also signed up the very next day and am sooooo excited! Can't wait! See you in a few weeks… Bianca

  • http://www.fabianosilva.com Fabiano Silva

    Will be there :D

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