Photography & Filming

A New Flash Workshop in Las Vegas!

Heading to a favorite place, Las Vegas, next month. Will do a lighting workshop with a spin, and the seriously wonderful spin is the deeply talented, experienced, and amazing performers we will photograph. Viva Las Vegas Workshop!

Thrilled to be working again with Joli Irvine, and her equally wondrous sister, Alexi, both of whom bring extraordinary grace and physicality to the lens. Veterans of a number of Vegas shows (they are in Awakening, the new show at the Wynn) and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, both of them, along with numerous other talented artists, will gather for our workshop in a variety of locations. The extraordinary duo below, Wayne and Kat, will also be working with us!

Joli will be our “talent wrangler” for the week, as she knows a wide range of performers and has unique resources that we can draw from. And we’ll offer a twist! She will be a guest lecturer for our photographers to start the week.

In most workshops, you’re assigned a model and you get some time to work together, and that process works just fine. But it struck me given Joli’s experience in front of the camera, that it would be enormously helpful if she sat down and talked to all of us about what the talent needs most from the eye and mind behind the camera. Direction, to be sure, but also connection, dialogue, and an ongoing commitment to excellence of craft and a clear-eyed view of what the creative destination of the picture might be.

Alexi and Joli combine forces to produce (in addition to being onstage nightly) a wonderful health and fitness advisory called The Wellness Blend. Along with Mike Cali, our former crew chief, on a visit to Joli’s house, we sampled her patented, healthy oatmeal breakfast. Have not had oatmeal that tasty since.

Revving up for a deep dive into lighting, portraiture, location strategies and overall camera skills in the glamorous and energetic setting of Las Vegas!

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