CONTACT Festival: Workshops – Michael Willems

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Mastering Flash Workshop

Presented by: Michael Willems

Saturday. May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Vistek Toronto

Presented by Vistek as part of CONTACT Festival’s series of workshops and seminars, this hands-on workshop takes the mystery out of using flash by addressing how, why and when flash can be effective. Michael will demonstrate the creative possibilities of using a flash, talk about how to use today’s wireless systems, outdoor flash photography and finally, how to meter properly when using a flash.

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© Michael Willems/MVW Photo


What you’ll learn:
 You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with a good understanding of how to use flash and how to use it more creatively.

Topics include:

  • The Secret: The one question to always ask
  • From Necessary to Artistic: The four flash light situations
  • Using one flash on camera
  • Using one flash off camera
  • Bottlenecks and Problems and solutions
  • Using flash when you think it isn’t needed
  • Modifiers for softening, shaping, directing and colouring light
  • Connection strategies: from wire to light to radio
  • Using multiple flashes
  • What flashes should you buy?

What to bring: Your camera, and one (or more) flashes.

Space is limited for this event. REGISTER TODAY!

Lightroom and Work-flow Seminar

Presented by: Michael Willems

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Vistek Toronto

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© Michael Willems/MVW Photo

Award-winning photographer and lecturer Michael Willems (speedlighter.ca) will demonstrate why you should be using your computer, and Adobe Lightroom in particular, to manage your workflow and edit your images.

What You’ll Learn: By the end of the seminar you’ll have a better understanding of how to utilize Adobe Lightroom to organize your photographic life and how to save time by doing so.

Topics Include:

  • Preparing your computer and setting up Lightroom
  • Importing images
  • Lightroom asset management functions
  • Suggested workflow strategy
  • An overview of Lightroom editing functions
  • Lightroom’s output functions
  • Tips and tricks and useful links

Space is limited for this event. REGISTER TODAY!

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Woodrow Walden is a Toronto-based photographer and the Social Media Community Specialist for Vistek.