Thursday, January 12, 2012

Brockit Inc. to offer beginner, intermediate photography workshops Jan. 21

Photographer Adam Johnson's daughter, Kora Melia, with her Dad's camera, shoots a photo of her model, Anabelle Mack, in the Brockit studio in Hancock. (Photo © and courtesy Brockit Inc. Reprinted with permission.)

HANCOCK -- Did Santa give you the camera on your wish-list, but did he forget to show you how to use it? Despite your good eye, are you wrestling with your digital camera? Are you a little too used to seeing blurry photos of your kids and pets with red-eyes? Do the buttons on the back of your camera remain a mystery to you?

If you nod affirmatively to any of these, or if you just want to spend more quality time with your favorite photographer, you may be in need of one of Brockit Inc. Professional Photography's two workshops -- one for beginners and one intermediate -- to be offered on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Brockit Studio in the E.L. Wright Building, 801 N. Lincoln Drive (U.S. 41), Hancock.

Here are some details about the Jan. 21 workshops:

BEGINNER Workshop: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (limit 10, catered lunch)

Participants for BEGINNER sessions bring their own camera for a hands-on, intensive session that will cover the following:
  • basics on photography (light, depth, framing)
  • mechanics of your own camera
  • image processing, sharing, printing, and archiving
  • hands-on exercises in-studio with live models
  • mobile phone camera tips
  • photo critiques, tips, and equipment recommendations
  • fancy organic cotton, pure mineral ink printed "groupie" shirt
Cost: $250 Class size: 10
Duration: 4 hours w/ catered lunch

INTERMEDIATE Workshop: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (limit 5, cocktail reception)

Participants for INTERMEDIATE sessions also bring their own camera for a hands-on, intensive session that will cover the following:
  • controlling depth of field
  • creative framing
  • workflow and edits
  • working with subjects
  • advanced lighting (reflecting, diffusing, remote strobes)
  • advanced controls (exposure compensation, auto ISO, flash sync, focus tracking)
  • fancy organic cotton, pure mineral ink printed "groupie" shirt
Cost: $250 Class size: 5
Duration: 3 hours w/ cocktail reception

Photographer Adam Johnson, Brockit founder and owner, and Meghan McKilligan, Brockit studio manager, welcome visitors to the Brockit Studio during the Dec. 14, 2011, Open House in the E.L. Wright Building. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

The Brockit crew will provide glam studio space, instructor and assistants, eclectic background music, live models, over a decade of photo experience to share and more ...

Visit the Brockit Web site for photos of previous workshops, more details and a chance to sign up for the workshop online.

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