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Steve Castings Workshop – Advanced Course

Two Day Advanced Workshop : 9th and 10th September.

Thank you for showing interest in our 2017  Portraiture Workshop in Cape Town. As stated this workshop will be based on Practical Instruction with the core focus of working strobes, scene, model, post production and composition in ONE CAPTURE.

I will be dividing the Workshop into two groups of two and then broken down into working pairs. We will have two light stations where Models will be placed and during the course of the day, models will alternate scenes and Wardrobes.

The main objective here and this is critical that you take away a new skill set in your Photography. I understand that we have very professional models and you may just want the opportunity in shooting with them, however , it is very important to my brand and to me as the course instructor, that you harness this new skill!

There will be absolutely no captures taken “ off strobe “ unless they are BTS images! I will also be choosing two of your best images for me to edit as well as providing all “ Photoshop “ users with a easy PS Action, so please bring with a  FLASH STICK.

Sigma South Africa have given me Canon & Nikon mount Art lenses and you will all be shooting at one stage with this stunning glass as well as having the opportunity shooting with the new FujiFilm XT-2.

I will also be providing all strobes and modifiers so NO NEED TO BRING LIGHTS!

NB: Please advise me on what camera body you have

Advanced Course Day 1

Course Program                                                                                                                                                                                                 Production & Storyboard

  • Photographer Briefing
  • Storyboards
  • Production Flow Rate
  • Scene Selection
  • Conceptualized Imagery
  • Time Management
  • Explaining HSS Techniques & shooting Wide Open

Light Modifiers 

  • Softboxes vs Beauty Dish – Practical Sessions ( Model scene & wardrobe change )
  • Light stands vs C-Stand
  • On Axis vs broad lighting

 Working with Models- Practical Session 

  • Art Direction
  • Personalities
  • Styling & Make-Up
  • MUA’s
  • Achieving the best out of your Model
  • Establishing on set communication
  • Shooting wide open & HSS

Group Discussion & Image review and Post Production 

  • Download Images & Review
  • Q & A
  • Frequency separation techniques

Natural Light & Strobe

  • Single strobe with natural rim & highlights techniques
  • Exposure techniques ( Exposure Tri-Angle )
  • Advanced Gels
  • Multi Strobe strobe set-ups
  • Glamour Photography ( lighting, styling and poses )
  • Shooting with Visual Drama

Advanced Course Day 2

  • Scene selection
  • Storyboard Concept
  • Photographer Practicals

* This day will be explained to you telephonically 


– Address to follow




4 Play Productions

FNB 62425809467

Business cheque

Advanced: R3000.00 (  TWO DAY COURSE )

Please use above details to effect payment.

All attendees will get at least 1.5 hours of camera time which is a ton of time and you are expected to shoot at least 200 images in this time. Please note that this is about quality and not quantity!

As stated I will offer my time and edit two images per Photographer as best to showcase your work.

In conclusion, I would like to thank you once again and look forward to a fun filled and educational weekend!

Please feel free to call me and discuss any additional information you require – 0828579482


Steve Castings