APA|DC’s Assistant Training Workshop, Part 2 of 3, 2/28, Silver Spring.
One of the most time-honored ways of learning to become a photographer is through assisting other photographers. While it’s a great way to learn the ropes, there’s a base level of knowledge that each assistant should have. This all-day workshop will cover the bases for most commercial or editorial shoots with a budget of under $10,000.
Picking up where Part 1 left off, we’ll jump right into the mix with this fully packed Saturday worth of information, tips, and ideas. We’ll be working at Photogroup/D.C. Studios in Silver Spring, the largest dedicated rental photography studio in the region with Profoto gear supplied by ROOT(EQ) and additional gear courtesy of f8 rentals.
As with part 1, students will be broken into two groups. Group A will learn the ropes in a studio environment, with a focus on larger modifiers, stands, and set management. Group B will learn about assisting in an office-type location, focusing on learning how to work efficiently and safely in a client’s space. The two groups will then switch so both groups get experience in both situations. After lunch, provided, we will have a short Q&A and a quick look at additional kinds of equipment that you might encounter on location. Afterwards, we’ll watch a live shoot unfold with a photographer and experienced assistants, make-up artist, models, and “client” on set. Students will be pulled in to help at various points and everyone will help to strike the set.
THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE – REGISTER TODAY!
Saturday, February 28th, 10 am to 5:30 pm.PhotoGroup, Inc/ D.C. Studios 8040 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910
$60/current APA members; $75/general Public. Advance Registration Required.
Schedule10am Event begins at 10 am with check-in, coffee, group assignment and introductions. 10:30 Hands-on experience with lighting equipment, grip equipment, and more in both studio and location environments. 12:45 Lunch (provided) 1:30 Q&A and look at additional equipment. 2:00 Live Shoot, including scouting, multiple set-ups, stylist and more. 5:00 Strike set(s). Room is returned to original condition. Informal Q&A.
* As per our usual, there is very likely going to be a social event occurring afterwards. Stay tuned for more information.
Special Thanks to Our Location Sponsor,
And Our Profoto Lighting Sponsor: