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Virtual Portraits, Lighting, and Wireless Tethering with Walter van Dusen

August 25, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Please join Massachusetts based Photographer Walter van Dusen, M.Photog.Cr., CPP as he demonstrates the relevance of continuous lighting, mirrorless cameras and why he captures wirelessly to his computer. Walter will share his complete lighting system showing you how to set up the lights and adjust them for each subject. The workshop begins with sharing which lights he selects for his on-location portraiture, which mirrorless camera he uses and why, then live capture of several portraits followed by answering your questions. Walter is very high energy and will pack a lot of content into this one-hour, virtual, hands-on workshop.

About Walter: Photography has been a passion of Walter’s since high school. While stationed onboard a fast attack submarine, he graduated from periscope photography school at the top of his class. Fortunate to visit many countries, his camera is always on his person. Walter’s daughter, Hannah, was born in 1996 and, of course, he became a “Dad with a camera”. In 1997, Walter realized he wanted to pursue his dream of becoming a professional photographer. It was then that Walter began attending photography school, workshops, seminars, mentoring sessions, and assisted other photographers to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible. He fell in love with portraiture early in his professional career, continues to educate himself and strives to perfect his craft every day. Walter has set a goal for himself: go beyond flat light and add more dimension to each portrait. Achieving this goal results in a confident and powerful portrayal of each subject.

Walter is a Four-Time Winner of Connecticut Photographer of the Year, two-time Connecticut and New England Best in Show Wedding Album, has multiple Professional Photographers of America Loan Collection Prints, the recipient of five Connecticut and New England Court of Honor Awards, the recipient of 6 Kodak Gallery Award Wedding Images, was awarded two Fuji Masterpieces for Prints awards and most recently earned second-highest print case at the Massachusetts Professional Photographers Annual Convention along with several awards. Walter is also the founder of Mystic Seminars, an annual photography conference held from 2005 through 2019. Walter is now pursuing his portrait and corporate headshot photography in the Boston area along with teaching about lighting and workflow.

Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 24 hours prior to the class time with that same information.

Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. The majority of the class–90 minutes to 2 hours– will be a presentation on the topic, followed by a short Q&A. During the class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Chat box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.

“You Are Being Recorded” (And Other Note Related Items)
We will be recording this class! The video will be available for download about 24-hours after the class for all attendees, so don’t worry about taking unending notes. We will send this link attendees to download and rewatch at any time. In addition to this, we will generally send out a PDF of the presentation (when applicable) and handouts on the topic. If handouts and PDFs are included, we will send it out with the link for the video.

Can’t attend the class?
If you can’t attend the class but still want to download the video, no problem: Just sign up for the class! You don’t need to attend and we will send the video link the next day!

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