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Outdoor Portrait Photography With Available Light in Berlin

 Photographer: Iraklis (aka Xeneras) Makrygiannakis

Available light is the most beautiful light. Learn how to master it in a one day outdoor portrait photography workshop.

Create stunning photos of 3 female models on various locations in Berlin! Lots of pictures and fun guaranteed!

Workshop content:

Natural outdoor portrait photos with available light

Portrait categories

Portrait equipment

Lighting techniques (with and without reflector)

Picture composition

Communication with models

Model posing

Shooting workflow

 Workshop setup

3 female models

Max. of 6 photographers (minimum of 4 photographers*)

Workshop from 11pm to 9pm

Theory lesson: ~1,5 hrs

Shooting time: ~5-6 hrs

Workshop language: English/German

Model release for non-commercial usage


Workshop dates to choose from:


Saturday, July 4th 2015                                            
or
Saturday, July 11th 2015


Workshop fee:

€225 (normal ticket price)

Early bird offer: €2200

Save 10% if you book until May 31th 2015!


Workshop is suitable for:

Beginners to semi-professionals


Minimum requirements:

Photo camera (DSLR, mirrorless)

Basic knowledge of camera settings

For best portrait results: portrait lens (35-85mm) with wide aperture (1.8 or smaller)


Registration via email:                                                More info workshop.gegenlichtfotografie.…

workshop@jobhopping.de

 

Send an email in English or German to the email address above and choose a date you would like to attend the workshop!

You will receive a reply with more information and the payment details.

 

In case there are not enough photographers signing up for the workshop, the workshop fee will be refunded.

 

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I am planning an outdoor portrait workshop in Berlin during summer (probably at the start of July) and another one in Greece/Crete at the end of August..It will contain shooting with model and photoshop action.
Katerina by xeneras Emmanouela by xeneras  Katerina by xeneras Stella by xeneras Maria by xeneras Katerina by xeneras Emmanouela by xeneras Katerina by xeneras Xenia by xeneras Luna by xeneras
It is still too early to know the exact details (price,date,models) but i am looking for models,make-up artists that would like to cooperate with me and also to see who maybe interested in participating.What do you think about it?
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Some more samples for my tries to shoot videos that show the mood of the photoshooting.Again watch them and let me know what you think

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These are some samples from my first try shooting video during a photoshoot.Have a look and let me know what you think.









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Deviantart was for me a turning point in my career as a photographer.It was the first site i signed in to share my photographs and watch other photographs for inspiration.I would go to the popular section in search of inspiration and most of the photographs back then where outstanding.
Now days it gets harder and harder to see nice photographs in the popular section.For example right now in the popular for 8 hours the top 10 photos, 6/10 are either artist nude or cosplay .And that isn't something happens just now.For the last year this is the normal here.
Don't get me wrong i like artistic nude if it is artistic and not just a girl with legs wide open.As for the cosplay i like it as well if it is carefully executed and not just a girl with big boobs wearing a costume in a fair or comic-con (by the way most of the photographs in popular section are pretty good and doesn't help my case but this is only for today).
So what is the problem here?Have deviantart became too mainstream and the new fan base likes amateur boobs taken from an i-phone and girls wearing smaller superheroes costumes?Did Deviantart management  decided that these kind of photographs sell more so they promote them most?Did most of the photographers left deviantart for another site like 500px?
What do you think?
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I am looking for photo editors to collaborate with.Anyone interested send me a message here and i will send you some raw files to work with.
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Today someone told me that someone is using my work as his/her .I visited the gallery and i recognized one more photo from another artist
So the art thief is :iconkamatounia: and the work i recognized is :thumb360522203:  and the original is this one Dusk Till Dawn by sarahlouisejohnson and also this :thumb361846258: and the original is here Maria by xeneras

Check out the thief's gallery and report him/her as well

UPDATE 03/05/13

So after a month i contacted the deviantart help desk telling them that there is a thief that we brought to your attention and you did nothing ,why is that?This is there official answer

"We appreciate that you have brought this to our attention, deviantART customer service can only accept claims of infringement which meet the requirements under the law which means they must be filed with us by the actual copyright owner of the infringed work or by their legally authorized representative. Since you are not the owner or an authorized representative we cannot act on your ticket, so we will be marking it as "Solved" to clear it from the queue even though the issue really hasn't been addressed.

It would be best if you could contact and inform the actual copyright owner(s) so that they can file a valid claim with us if they so choose.

While you cannot file a valid claim of copyright infringement in this particular case, as a member of deviantART you are able to use the Moderation system which can be accessed by clicking the 'Report Deviation' link found on every deviation page in order to point out to our staff that there may be permissions issues with certain deviations, but please understand that these Moderation reports will not be treated as a valid claim of infringement and will not receive the same type of response or attention."

Have in mind that one of the stolen deviations was mine but   NO ONE was bothered to look ,so i suppose there is a tolerance towards thiefs in this site..Disappointing to say the least..

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Beauty from around the world

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 14, 2013, 3:42 PM
Here is another small sample of photographers and models from deviantart that i picked for us portraitphotography-xeneras.bl…

I hope that you will enjoy their work as much as i did

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Artistic Nude Portrait Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:24 AM
To those that never saw them before i introduce you some of the best artistic nude artists in Deviantart and to us that already knew them a reminder..portraitphotography-xeneras.bl…

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Black and White Feature

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 31, 2013, 8:13 AM
At last i found the time to make on more feature from artists that i found here on Deviantart. Check it out and let me know what you think adf.ly/J4aUI

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Art Thief

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 27, 2012, 1:04 PM
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This time someone let me know that this guy www.facebook.com/pages/YEIZON-… is using my pictures.check out his gallery for photos you might know and report him!!

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What a surprise!An art thief..

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 28, 2012, 5:36 AM
As i was browsing in the popular deviations today i saw a pic from a girl i know.When i asked her if that was her profile she didn't knew a thing about it.
So i introduce you the newest of the art/identity thief i have found in deviantart . :iconelenimaiden66:
Please let him/her know how we feel about art theft!!

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I just created this blog for  portrait photography showcasing work from :iconportrait-lovers:  featured folder hoping that more people will see these talented artists
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New site

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:04 AM
Lately i found this site Photo Model similar to ModelMayhem where photographers and models meet .. Check it out and let me know what you think

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What's wrong with deviantart lately?

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 27, 2012, 3:12 AM
Is it just me or have you seen it as well?In the popular photos section before you could see many different types of photographs.Creativity was blooming.. Now  most of the photos  i  see is nude and not the artistic one..Just girls with their legs open and their boobs showing.Categories like expressive,emotive and other with artistic origin  are in the bottom of this pit that deviant art have mutated after their latest update..And to tell you the truth i started to feel  ashamed  to display my photos with them.If the audience here is just horny men wanting to see naked girls or the deviantart administrators think they are  their  primary audience and they are looking to satisfy them, there is no need for me to continue uploading photos here..

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Crowd funding

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 21, 2012, 6:25 AM
Recently i've been told about a site www.indiegogo.com/ that helps artists and not only with their projects with  Crowd funding (Crowd funding  describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations). I thought it was a great idea since most of the artists don't have the funds to accomplice their goals..



Most of the artists reward their donator with prints or with whatever they have to offer. If you are artists with plans and no money and you decide to create a campaign i would gladly advertise it here and help you anyway that i can..

And for some shameless self advertising you can find the campaign that i've created here igg.me/p/62172?a=380464 .All contributors that leave me a comment saying you found me on deviantart will be in a special thanking feature from me :)

I would like to listen your opinions on this one !

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Unknown Artists

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 19, 2011, 7:44 AM
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So it seems that DA stuck and i am at the first page for 2 days now..Feels kinda unfair for all the other artists..I wanna see new stuff as well..So let me introduce you some unknown artists in the DA that could be in the first page ..Check them out and show them your love :)



:iconamanda-diaz:



Mona Lisa by Amanda-Diaz Wha choo lookn at foo? by Amanda-Diaz Nineteen Twenty Three by Amanda-Diaz Enchanted Dreams by Amanda-Diaz



:iconspiritsilf:


:thumb268644796::thumb265708362::thumb264828397::thumb265880150:



:iconaleksesss:


My painted world by aleksesss The closed heart by aleksesss Eclipse of The Heart 3 by aleksesss

Mature Content

Romance d'automne by aleksesss




:iconsssssergiu:


raffa by Sssssergiu still alive by Sssssergiu life in mono by Sssssergiu safe and sound by Sssssergiu



:iconemilysoto:



Victoria by EmilySoto Daydreamer by EmilySoto:thumb259010801::thumb263350932:




:iconnataliaciobanu:



Escape.. by NataliaCiobanu ALina by NataliaCiobanu Old film by NataliaCiobanu feelings by NataliaCiobanu


:iconcorvus-crux:


The Virgin Queen 2 by corvus-crux The Virgin Queen 8 by corvus-crux Lost by corvus-crux Aurora's at it again by corvus-crux

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Portrait-lovers Donators Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 10:20 AM
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This is a feature for our donators..Hope you like it guys and i want to thank you for helping us make our group Super...

:thumb209574629: The path by kil1k Young Woman Drawing by JohannaPax House of Magic and Medicine by Cassini90125 Dance PSD by Andrei-Oprinca Future Artifact by JackShelbourn Pink Daisy by tennyomelime leaves by majkel443 Pocahontas by Jennyeight:thumb208421581::thumb210288996: Cabriolet driver by alena-light Infatuation. by zohh Lonely Discourse by Baby-J-Blue-Eyes The House Jack Built by Argolith

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Portrait-Lovers Members Feature

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 24, 2011, 10:49 AM
Our group :iconportrait-lovers: keeps on growing..almost 5000 members and people just keep coming..These are some of the photographs that stand out for me..Check the Featured Folder for more awesome photography

haunted by cristina-otero Our lives.. by Khomenko Nineteen Twenty Three by Amanda-Diaz . . . . . . . . . by Frozen-photo Auf Kurs by Snowfall-lullaby salad 01 by AndrewMackenzi The Secretary IV by zemotion Anerades by nikosalpha

Mature Content

deep2 by artwom77
:thumb211792643: Old Story by dim-baida:thumb210034274: Enchanted Dreams by Amanda-Diaz 44 by bebeauty

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