We're always looking for interesting HDSLR training and folks doing interesting things with DLSR video and if you're the kind of guy wanting to learn how to photograph pretty ladies, well.. shoottheCenterfold.com is the event for you! We've swapped a couple of emails with one of the three shooters doing this unique training Jarmo Pohjaniemi and it looks pretty interesting and very professional. Join them this coming June 4-5 in Las Vegas!
Here's the first teaser:
Some of our conversation with Jarmo
All our videos are done on HDSLR's and we are going to start pushing this specific HDSLR area out there as well.
It's future stuff and what's a today's photographer without moving picture?
We believe in quality just like you do… even if it's costly time to time. Because in the end when we look at it. Same would have cost 10 times more just few years ago. These are very exiting times specially because of the HDSLR developments are are rapidly changing the whole industry.
All of us are big fans of your planet and we all are shooters of 5d mark 2. Imagine this … Just 6 – 7 years ago we shot the centerfold pullout aka “Gatefold” on here on Playboy studios on large format cameras. Now we do all the same on canon 5D and needless to say the visual delights that we can do with the video side.
Thanks goes to you planet5D because without guys like you, there would not be places to share the things we do.
Keep up the good work and talk to you soon.
What will you learn?
From the shootTheCenterfold.com site:
First and foremost, the money you spend gains you an enormous learning opportunity. You will receive instruction from not one, not two, but three illustrious Playboy centerfold photographers with over 80 years of experience. An opportunity never before offered anywhere.
Each of them will share with you the essence of what has taken them to become known and honored in the industry.
It will begin with Arny, Jarmo, and David each discussing their preferences with makeup/hair and how important these elements are in creating the perfect image. Followed by how wardrobe is utilized to help build the mood and style of a photograph, followed by the importance of having an experienced crew of assistants to help you, the photographer, manage and set the lights so you can focus on the necessary details that can often be overlooked if your forced to take on these tasks by yourself.
Arny, Jarmo, and David will each lecture about the lighting techniques they prefer, and how to create it. They will discuss, in depth, the type of light, it’s shape, color, spread, and in what amounts; In order to thoroughly demonstrate the effect their lighting techniques have on a model in pursuit of that special image.
Our master photographers will go over their process of choosing a model, what they look for and what you should look out for, and how to get the most from that model on a shoot. From here, you will learn about posing and how to communicate with the model to move smoothly though a series of poses.
David will discuss his ‘less is more’ lighting philosophy by working with two to four lights in a guerilla style shooting scenario. Jarmo will demonstrate about how to achieve the perfect picture with six strobes and further lecture on using this setup in conjunction with natural light. Arny will show how to work with “available light”; That is, every light available! Often utilizing 40 or more strobes to highlight and accent every inch of the set, including places most photographers never even see.
The second day: Now it’s your turn to take all the new tips and tricks you have learned and step behind the lens for a personal shoot on each of the three sets with Arny, Jarmo, and David for one-on-one instruction. An amazing opportunity to bolster your portfolio with images that are sure to impress even the most demanding of clients
We certainly hope you will take advantage of this very special event. It’s been said many times before and holds especially true to our program: “You get what you pay for.” Join us in Las Vegas for the experience of a lifetime!
Some Behind the Scenes shots Jarmo sent:
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)