Bobbi Lane

Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 40 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Her corporate and editorial work includes corporate websites, annual reports and hundreds of environmental portraits for a wide variety of magazines. As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in workshops held worldwide. She is widely known as the “Mistress of Light”, teaching portrait lighting techniques with both natural and artificial light. Combining her love of travel, photography and teaching, Bobbi also leads international photo travel workshops such as Venice Carnival, Tanzania, and Iceland. Her dynamic workshops are always both education and entertaining! 

Photo District News named her one of 13 of the Top Workshop Instructors.

To learn more about Bobbi and to see more of her work check out her website at www.bobbilane.com

 

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Bobbi's Seminars & Field Workshops

 

WED 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Posing and Directing People

The two biggest challenges facing portrait photographers are how to guide the subject into a pleasing and effective pose and communicating and directing them to achieve real expressions. This class breaks these areas down into essential and usable techniques. The use of hands, head tilts, props, and hats as well as hiding physical defects is demonstrated. We will demonstrate many classic and effective poses for men and women, individual and couples, kids and families. 

The photographer/subject relationship is delicate, so the art of listening and asking questions is a major factor in gaining the trust of your client. Through the use of scripting and practice sessions between the participants, we will discover the best ways to relax and relate to your clients. We discuss how to overcome both the photographers’ concerns and the client’s fears or nervousness, the discovery process, building the teamwork and speaking respectfully to the client in order to guide the photographic session.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Max No People: 20

Suggested Gear List: Medium telephoto lens (85mm or longer for full frame, 60mm or longer for crop frame) and Medium zoom is handy such as 24-70mm or 24-105mm for full frame, 16-55mm for crop sensor.

THURS 10 - 11:30 A.M.

Portraits with Flash: Instruction and Demo

This class is a step by step guide in how to use speedlights, or portable flash, to make an effective portrait, both in the studio and on location. Using flash is tricky, but the settings and exposure techniques are fully explained and demonstrated. The students learn how to make beautiful fill flash, how to use one light on camera for easy and simple portraits and how to use one off camera with radio remotes for more control with the direction of light. The participants will have hands-on experience working with the lights and various modifiers. Bobbi demos techniques while tethered to the computer. 

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Max No People: 20

***Participants should have good camera skills and at least one flash that can be used TTL. No lighting experience is necessary. 

Suggested Gear List: Medium telephoto lens (85mm or longer for full frame, 60mm or longer for crop frame), portable flash, any light modifiers, and bring your manual! Medium zoom is handy such as 24-70mm or 24-105mm for full frame, 16-55mm for crop sensor.

THURS 5:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Portraits with Flash

This dynamic workshop is a step by step guide in how to use speedlights, or portable flash, to make an effective portrait, both in the studio and on location. Using flash is tricky, but the settings and exposure techniques are fully explained and demonstrated. The students learn how to make beautiful fill flash, how to use one light on camera for easy and simple portraits and how to use one off camera with radio remotes for more control with the direction of light. The participants will have hands-on experience working with the lights and various modifiers. Bobbi provides the photographer with essential lighting techniques and hands on supervised shooting time with models to help each individual.  

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: Intermediate (must know how to use their flash so students must take class first) 

Max No People: 12

***Participants should have good camera skills and at least one flash that can be used TTL.  

Suggested Gear List: Medium telephoto lens (85mm or longer for full frame, 60mm or longer for crop frame), portable flash, any light modifiers, and bring your manual! Medium zoom is handy such as 24-70mm or 24-105mm for full frame, 16-55mm for crop sensor.

FRI 10 - 11:30 A.M.

Portraits Unplugged

Portraits Unplugged is all about natural light, nothing technical or mechanical with reflectors and diffusers as our only tools. Bobbi teaches you how to find and work with natural light to make flattering and dynamic portraits of any subject.  The beauty of available light is its ability to describe your subject from powerful and strong to soft and creamy. We work on capturing the essence of the people by the use of posing, expressions, tonality, composition, color, backgrounds and props. Bobbi shows you how to work with all kinds of light: hard, soft, bounced, window, “garage door” reflected, diffused, etc.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Max No People: 20

Suggested Gear List: Medium Telephoto lens- 85mm or longer for full frame, 60mm or longer for crop frame. Medium zoom is handy such as 24-70mm or 24-105mm for full frame, 16-55mm for crop sensor.

SAT 6:30 - 9:30 A.M.

Portraits Unplugged (co-leader, Lee Varis)

Portraits Unplugged is all about natural light, nothing technical or mechanical with reflectors and diffusers as our only tools. Bobbi teaches you how to find and work with natural light to make flattering and dynamic portraits of any subject.  The beauty of available light is its ability to describe your subject from powerful and strong to soft and creamy. We work on capturing the essence of the people by the use of posing, expressions, tonality, composition, color, backgrounds and props. Bobbi shows you how to work with all kinds of light: hard, soft, bounced, window, “garage door” reflected, diffused, etc. Supervised shooting with models. 

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Downtown Square (Gazebo), 170 St. George St. 

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Max No. of People: 12

Suggested Gear List: Medium telephoto lens (85mm or longer for full frame, 60mm or longer for crop frame). Medium zoom is handy such as 24-70mm or 24-105mm for full frame, 16-55mm for crop sensor.

*Also recommended that participants take the Friday 10AM “Portraits Unplugged” Photo Seminar as a prerequisite.  

SUN 6:15 - 8:30 A.M.

Horses on the Beach with Fujifilm (co-leader, Lee Varis)

This field seminar has become the festival’s most popular workshop. Imagine photographing horses running on one of the most beautiful beaches in St. Augustine in the early morning light. During this workshop, we’ll cover how to photograph moving subjects, panning, stop motion, silhouettes, manual exposure, Auto Focus settings and much more.  

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Frank B. Butler County Park EAST, 5860 A1A S.

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Max No. of People: 15

Suggested Gear List: DSLR (Full or cropped sensor), 24-70mm or similar lens, 70-200mm mid-zoom lens, lots of cards, bring your flash if you want to experiment! 

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