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Sunday, February 18 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Magic Light at the Beach (Kristin Dokoza) FILLING
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The sound and movement from the wind and the waves will be our inspiration for a golden hour shoot at the beach. We will discuss and explore subject placement in relation to the setting sun; learn how to creatively include lens flare, movement and atmosphere in our portraits; and play with silhouettes and shoot for a high key look. I will explain how I look for details that tell a story of place, including what elements to include that strengthen an image and elevate your vision.

Working with 1-2 models will allow us to explore how to include the environment and be creative with light. This will also allow me to slow down the process and let the attendees see what I see before getting the chance to shoot. The focus of this class is about playing with different perspectives, using the light to tell a story, and capturing the details. The model(s) will have a few stylized props on hand that we will include to enhance movement, texture and the light. Shooting at the beach can be tricky. This will be a class where we address the technical aspects of beach shooting, as much as finding creativity using the elements in the environment. I am passionate about shooting at the beach and ocean. This will be a fun and creative shoot where you will be encouraged to ask questions and try out your own ideas!

Students should have an understanding of shooting in manual mode.

This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what lenses to use and best aperture choices in various scenarios.
2. Understand proper exposure when shooting in back light.
3. Learn creative light use for the setting sun, and how to use the environment for bounced light.
4. Understand how to incorporate movement and atmosphere.
5. Explore photographic elements to enhance the story of an image.
6. Gain experience giving direction to subjects.

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Kristin Dokoza

Owner, Kristin Dokoza Photography
Kristin is a child and family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Known for her unique abilities in capturing light and mood. She believes in the wonder of connection, laughter and love in everyone. A mother of two boys who can crack a joke with the best of them. Her styl... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk (Meets at Magnolia Garden East) Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort