Reaching the Next Level: An Artists Lab by David Bickley
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It’s finally here. You’ve been waiting for the opportunity to learn first hand how to take your career to new heights and in 2012, on February 17 through February 19th you will have that chance. This is not your average workshop. This is a 3-day intensive course with industry leaders is designed specifically to help you break new ground in your creative career.[frame] Open to hair stylists, make up artists, models, and photographers, the learning experience offered here will guide you through the ins and outs of high-end image creation as well as prepare you to step into a limitless world of creativity, professionalism and success. While this is a high-level workshop our instructors are wonderful at working with all skill levels and welcome the opportunity to work with beginners and pros alike. [/frame]
Location & Times:
The workshop will be held at:
The FOKL Center
556 CENTRAL AVE,
KANSAS CITY, KS 66101
Course Outline: 9am-5pm each day[toggle title="Day 1"]
Focused on the styling team and models, Day One is an opportunity for those of you whose work takes place in front of the lens to hone your craft with real working professionals. Each attending model will learn to perfect their posing and business sense from our modeling mentors while our attending stylists and makeup artists will learn to craft their own unique concepts from start to finish with hands on instruction from our renowned beauty artists. As the lecture and demonstration portion of the day closes each individual will then have a set amount of time to put their new found knowledge into practice as they shoot exclusively with our photography mentors.[/toggle] [toggle title="Day 2"]
Our attending photographers dive right into a mentor-led lab environment complete with real-world editorial session demonstrations while the attending models and stylists return to continue their intensive instruction. Each stylist will execute a concept of their own creation while the photographers receive one-on-one instruction in rapport building, directing under pressure, lighting design, set management, and what exactly the secret term “line” means. As the attending models and stylists begin to wrap up their preparation they will cycle between each attending photographer while the mentors give individual attention to each station at our beautifully unique host location.[/toggle] [toggle title="Day 3"]
While it is highly recommended for all participants to attend, Day Three is focused solely on after-capture and the business of being a self-employed visual artist, this day will teach you more than could possibly be listed here. Each photographer will chose their best image from the day prior and our mentors will demonstrate how to properly and flawlessly retouch and prepare each image for print. This lecture will point out common mistakes, pitfalls and misconceptions that make your career more difficult without your realization. You will learn self-promotion strategies, what it means to be represented and how to seek it, guarded techniques of professional commercial image editors, and best business practices that can’t help but further your career. Our goal is to give you the tools to raise your own level of professionalism in both your images and methods. [/toggle]
David Bickley – Photographer
Internationally recognized for his exceptional portrait and fitness photography, lighting and retouching ability. David’s talent and passion has garnered him the ability to produce award-winning imagery for clients worldwide. A photographer and storyteller, David is always looking for new ways to express himself through his work. He has stayed on the leading edge of his field by constantly pushing his photography to new heights. His poignant and simple photographic style is a wonderful representation of the easy depth which encompasses David’s personality and talent. His style shows raw vision, capturing people in extraordinary and powerful ways. [/two-third] [clear] [two-third]
Noel Daganta – Photographer
Touted as “Hollywood’s Top Fitness Photographer,” Noel’s reputation for excellence is hard to miss. This world renowned photographer and filmmaker is based in Los Angeles where his extensive client roster includes NBC, The BBC, ESPN, Bravo, Details, and many more.[/two-third]
Brad Austin – Photographer
Brad Austin adapted his style from his years at Brooks Institute of Photography, where he studied Motion Picture & Film. His photographic approach emphasizes lighting to convey a mood or emotion. Brad’s influences range from the colorful David Lachapelle to the simplicity of Irving Penn. You can find Brad’s work in Home in The Northland Magazine, Spaces, KC Studio, Eclectic, College Outlook, Creative Outlook, and Transitions Magazine. His advertising clients include Meierotto’s Jewelry, Konstantino, Alaskan Fur, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Rico Baseball, Chateau Avalon, & Green Dirt Farms.[clear] [two-third]
Kyle Clarke – Model/Actor (MRI Performance)
Kyle has graced the cover of multiple national and international magazines, landed principal roles in several commercials and films including the recent blockbuster “Transformers 3.” He recently became the face of a clothing company in Venezuela, as well as the face of the new hit video game “RAGE.”[/two-third]
Wes Bergmann – MTV Real World Star
Reality TV star and wildly successful entrepreneur, Wes is a prime example of making the most of any media attention. Over the years he has become an expert in talent branding, the importance of aesthetic appeal, modeling, acting, and the ins and outs of building relationships with key industry professionals.[clear] [one-third]
Jen Thomas – Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
Information to be provided soon![clear]
Anthem Media Group will be awarding one lucky model from this event with an exclusive spread in Kansas City Magazine.
Photographer and Stylist prizes to be announced soon.
Registration is closed!