This is a learning experience for those who want to understand how to use their DSLR/mirrorless to get that extra oomph. We will focus on shooting portraits to understand composition and lighting techniques. Each session will start with introductions at a coffee shop. Let's connect and I'll explain some fundamentals. We will then head out and shoot some portraits of one another and practice directing and modeling at the same time. I hate being in front of the camera but I found this to be a developing part of photography (and get some cool shots for your own IG/FB). After taking some pictures we will gather at the Seattle Library and see how much we can change the mood of a shot with some basic editing in Lightroom! I will be editing in lightroom but the concepts translate over to any photo editing tool. Feel free to bring your laptop if you have lightroom or another photo app. This is very adaptable to your skill level so let me know how much you know so that I don't confuse you! If you want to focus more on directing, your camera, or editing then let's do that. My ultimate goal is to have you leave with a better understanding of your tools so you can create new media!
Hola! My name is Richard Villatoro and I am a photographer and videographer. I love traveling and trying new types of food. My camera is usually by my side when I go out and explore since I want to share my experience with others. I have 7+ years experience with both photography and videography. I have worked on small and large videos/photo projects including; weddings, indie films, engagements, etc. Whether you are shooting food or portraits, a story is being told. Get creative and let's find your own personal angle behind the camera! website: www.valasemedia.com IG: richardavillatoro
I use a canon so if you have an EF mount I can let you borrow some of my lenses to try out.
We will start at Storyville Coffee and wander through the streets for some urban photography. We will then end at the Seattle Library for some last quick pictures and sit down to edit. Depending on the weather/your preference, we can shoot more indoors or outdoors! You will always get a different experience every time.
We will be taking photos of one another so choose an outfit you want to be photographed in! Clothing is a big component in both editing and modeling. Comfy, dressy, choose anything you like.
Walking photography class + editing!