Gettysburg Re-Enactment and Portrait Lighting Workshop
Gettysburg Re-Enactment and Portrait Lighting Workshop
Join Connor Hibbs and Mark Morris for a 3 day lighting and creative historical portraiture workshop July 6th, 7th, and 8th 2018.
This workshop is no ordinary affair! Not only will we be in a studio environment with traditional models discussing how to use flash to refine the quality of your portraits, but we will also have a once in a lifetime opportunity to put that knowledge to use photographing many of the thousands of re-enactors on location where they will be recreating the activities of the battle of Gettysburg. All attendees of this workshop an exclusive press pass allowing access to areas of the re-enactment not available to the general public in attendance.
This press pass is the same kind provided to the likes of big name educational television companies and are not something that can simply be bought.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and will be a great time for anyone in attendance! We would like to keep things to a student to teacher ratio of 5:1 to allow for an intimate learning experience so seating for this event is VERY limited!
PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE, DON'T MISS OUT!
Event Dates: July 6th, 7th, and 8th
The first day of this three day event will be held in a studio setting with traditional models to learn all about implementing strobed lighting in any kind of portraiture and will be a great opportunity to move beyond the basics of flash and begin to comfortably navigate the complexities of flash photography. Connor will teach you the system he invented to quickly and confidently build incredible lighting in any scenario as well as a variety of lighting setups you can use to help achieve your creative visions. You will be working with high quality models specifically chosen for their ability to help you maximize your output of portfolio quality images on this day.
During the second day of the workshop we will be getting up early to go and wander through the historically accurate camps on the edge of the battlefield to interact with many of the thousands of re-enactors dressed in authentically replicated wardrobe. Throughout the day we will have plenty of opportunities for candid and posed photographs of soldiers in the camp before witnessing and photographing the battle enactment in the afternoon. During the battle we will have access to the press tower to oversee the events without obstruction as well as having the opportunity to be up close to the events to create stunning images. This day will be more of a fun guided tour in which you can join us in shooting or wander on your own. Either way you will have free range to pick our brains and ask about ways to help you further improve your photography.
On the third day we will start again at the camps to interact and shoot period specific portraits and candid images. We will then be able to watch a cavalry skirmish enactment around mid day and mortar fire demonstration before we break for lunch to then travel to meet up with a few members of “The Confederation of Union Generals” a group of life long historians who study and role play as various generals of the union army to learn a bit of the history of the events from them as well as put our newly found knowledge for creating strobed portraits to use in the production of formal portraits of the generals.
Every evening we will also have an informal get together in which we can sit down over dinner and/or drinks and upload our photos from the day and show off what we all got! This session will also include critique for anyone wanting to find out more about how they can make their experience as fruitful as possible.
As I mentioned, this workshop and guided shooting event is not your standard affair and is not something you will likely have an opportunity to take part in again. We are incredibly excited to be able to offer something that can appeal to photographers looking to take their portrait work to the next level while creating portfolio worthy images unlike anything someone might be able to get without an absurdly large budget! This workshop will without question be an unforgettable one!
Lunches will be provided each day, but otherwise lodging, food, and transportation are not included.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (the fine print!)
The cost of this workshop includes:
- Guiding/Educational leadership throughout the workshop
- Two days admission to the Gettysburg Reenactments
- Press area access for both days that we attend the Reenactments
- Studio/indoor photography time with the model(s) and model releases for each attendee to use their resulting images in their own portfolio.
If taking advantage of a payment plan, the workshop must be paid in full no less than 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop. If you need to cancel your attendance, we will advertise the opening to others. If someone else signs up to fill your spot, any funds that you have placed on deposit will be returned to you. Refunds may not be possible if the spot remains unsold, and the decision will be made solely by Connor Hibbs and Mark Morris.
Payment of workshop fees indicates that you agree to hold both Connor Hibbs and Mark Morris harmless for any and all injury or losses that may occur during, or in connection with, the trip and workshop. This is a self-led workshop. You are solely responsible for your safety in any vehicle where you choose to travel. Hotel accommodations are the sole responsibility of the attendee. Hotel accommodations in and around Gettysburg sell out far in advance of reenactment weekend. Attendees are strongly encouraged to book your hotel or camp site very early.
The physical demands of this workshop are not excessively harsh. Although there is no extended hiking involved, participants should be prepared for a good amount of walking and standing. Participants should wear comfortable footwear, and be physically capable of walking several miles per day during the two reenactment days. You are responsible for making your own health decisions. Do not push yourself beyond your own physical abilities.
Travel insurance and insurance of your photography gear and equipment are both highly recommended. If you do not already have photography gear coverage, Mark Morris can put you in touch with a photographer who is an insurance agent, who can provide you with the necessary coverage for your photography and computer equipment.
Connor Hibbs’ and Mark Morris’ roles in this workshop are to teach and coach you in photography, and to guide you to the locations used in the workshop. Neither Connor nor Mark can vet or pre-qualify the attendees of the trip. Each individual is responsible for their own safety and security with regard to their interactions with fellow photographers, and with the various reenactors and individuals with whom we will all have contact.
Every attendee is required to demonstrate the utmost respect and professionalism toward fellow attendees, the guides, and our models/subjects. Incidents of inappropriate conduct or behavior toward any person will result in an immediate termination of eligibility to continue participating in the workshop, and no refund will be available.
In the event of extreme circumstances, Connor Hibbs and Mark Morris reserve the right to cancel the workshop. In the event of extreme weather, they also reserve the right to expand the studio portion of the workshop, and reduce the outdoor segments of the workshop, as they deem most appropriate for camera equipment and personal safety. If either Connor Hibbs or Mark Morris are unable to participate due to medical or emergency situations, the other guide will take sole responsibility of the workshop, and every effort will be made to find a comparable replacement instructor, if at all possible. If at any time it is necessary to cancel the workshop, all funds that have not been disbursed on behalf of the attendee will be refunded.