It is time to get your Holiday Family Portraits. Here is image from our most recent studio session…..
It is time to get your Holiday Family Portraits. Here is image from our most recent studio session…..
Come join the SCV Center for Photography in welcoming back Scott Robert Lim. He will be in the studio on Thursday, November 10th from 7pm to 10pm teaching his high energy Off-Camera Flash workshop. When Scott was last here in the studio his workshop sold out, so don’t miss out on this incredible deal. Cost will be $20, and payment must be made in advance to reserve your spot.
Scott is a master photographer and internationally renowned photographer having taught all over the world. He is one of America’s top[ photography educators, having had his work published in books and magazines all over the world.
It has certainly been an interesting and exciting year, and last night was one of the high points, as our image “Beauty from Behind” created by Mel Carll was awarded “2010 Image of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County (PPLAC) during their January 2011 meeting. The image was created at the SCV Center for Photography studio, and has won several awards this past year, including a “Best of Show”.
JUST ADDED: Nik Software is providing a 1 FREE copy of their awesome software Silver Efex Pro to be given away during the Black & White workshop.
Digital Silver Imaging is providing an 11×14 Fiber Print of your image to one lucky winner as well. Also, Digital Silver Imaging is providing a 25% discount coupon to all attendees of the Black & White workshop.
So hurry on over to our January 2011 workshop page and sign up today, and just maybe you will go home with an awesome giveaway, not to mention the added knowledge gained from David in our Black & White Photography workshop on January 13, 2011.
On Sunday SCV Center for Photography hosted our Wedding Photography Intensive workshop with the awesome Wedding Photographer William Innes as our fearless instructor for the day. The dedicated group started at 8am, yes, on a Sunday morning, and the entire group was early at that. By 9am the group was shooting our totally decked out models Sarah & John, who did a fantastic job. We were back in the studio b early afternoon for lunch and Q&A. After lunch, it was all about workflow and editing the images from the day. By 5pm the group was spent, but thrilled with the images and new found knowledge. To see more on the workshop and about our totally awesome instructor, head over to http://williaminnes.com/blog/
On Saturday 8/14 we photographed Eric’s 16th birthday party at the Hyatt Valencia. What a grand party indeed. He invited 90 of his close friends for an evening of music, food and all around fun. Thanks Eric for letting us share and photograph your birthday event, and I do mean event. Here are just a couple of tease photos from the event. SCV Center for Photography supplied 2 photographers for the evening, and it was more fun than work, as the kids were a blast.
Enjoyed shooting the happy couple after the wedding.
Come on into the SCV Center for Photography for your portraits. www.scvphotocenter.com
Fall Into New England – A Photographers Outing
Wed. Oct 6- Sunday Oct 10 Vermont/New Hampshire
Tues Oct 12-Saturday Oct. 16 Maine
Guide: April Bielefeldt
April Bielefeldt is a nationally-recognized, award winning photographer and current President of Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association. She has lived in several areas of the country, but New England continues to be her favorite photographic destination. She has led photography sessions in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire for the past six years with great success. She has a degree in Fine Art and Design, and has curated both art and photography exhibitions.
Read on – this is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!
October is not complete without our annual guided photo trip to New England. Autumn in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine is a feast for the eyes and the senses. The brilliant reds, the early morning frost on the leaves, bright yellow school buses filled with children in bright sweaters, red barns, single lane roads with fallen leaves blown across and the slow morning mist as it drifts through the trees. This is a wonderful sampler of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont- giving photographers some memorable and saleable images of a Classic New England Autumn.
Each day will begin early to capture the first light and end around 6 pm when we lose the light, followed by a wonderful meal in a local restaurant with foods reflecting the season of fall in New England.
Most of the Photography locations require some walking. Participants can choose when we stop if they want guidance or just be left on their own. Stops include a variety of photographic possibilities including historic buildings, interiors, farm stands, trees, covered bridges, broad landscapes, close up details, people and animals enough to satisfy any photographer. The small group allows for input from photographers and the ability to stop on single lane roads. The pace is structured to allow plenty of time to set up, use different lenses, and see all the details.
As always we are at the mercy of “Mother Nature”. I choose the dates based on what has typically been the best time to capture the color. Of course, the wind goes where it will, so no guarantees. On the other hand, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes….”
We still attempt to photograph on rainy days, as alternate locations are set up for these occurances. It is important to bring your gear and be ready to photograph! I am a CANON photographer and a variety of Canon Lenses will be available to borrow.
The details? This Year I have split the trip to accommodate those on limited budgets for time and money.
Please contact us soon to join us !! 818-723-7413 April or firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us on Facebook or see our Webpage www.yourphototravelguide.com
Just a reminder that the SCV Center for Photography rents our studio space for your studio projects. We rent in 2 hour blocks. Our rates start at $120 for the first 2 hours and the per hour rate drops as you add additional hours. This rate also includes 1 of our backgrounds. If you don’t have lighting, we can handle that as well with our studio lighting packages. So if you are looking for space to photography that special project, give us a call.
Our space is also available for rent for meetings, classes or corporate training events as well. We have tables and chairs available for meeting rentals as well.
Last week we had the Mamiya DM 56 digital back in the studio for demo. Below is a initial post from instructor and photographer David Saffir from that demo. Within the next week or so, David will post a full on review of the Mamiya package. For additional information on David Saffir, please head to his blog http://davidsaffir.wordpress.com/
I just received a demo unit of the latest Mamiya medium format camera body and the DM 56 digital back. I’ve already completed one studio shoot, and I plan to be shooting with the camera for the next several days. Look for a review of the camera and Leaf software early next week.
This is a shot of Mel Carll, of SCV Center for Photography, working with the Mamiya in-studio. We’re using a Calumet product table, and a number of studio strobe units. The camera is tethered via Firewire to a Mac Book Pro, running the latest version of Leaf Capture. Note the large on-screen preview, histogram, and other tools. A number of photographers came to the studio for the camera and software hands-on demo, conducted by Dan Cuny of Mamiya/MAC group. More on this setup soon!
October 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Oct 18th - 6:30pm to 9pm
Basic DSLR Camera – Mel Carll, instructor $179 for all 3 sessions (Part 1 of a 3 part workshop)
This 3 session workshop will focus only on the camera. We will start session 1 at the beginning with camera modes, aperture, shutter, and ISO, what these mean, and where they are on your camera. We will also discuss how they work together to create the photos you are looking for and then talk about what to work on during the days between sessions. This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This class is not geared toward point and shoot cameras. (Part 2 will be held on 10/25, and Part 3 on 11/1/17).
Wednesday, Oct 25th - 6:30pm to 9pm
Basic DSLR Camera – Mel Carll, instructor (Part 2 of a 3 part workshop)
This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This 3 session workshop will focus only on the camera. We will start session 2 where we left off in session 1 with a review, then on to depth of field, lens selection, exposure compensation, white balance and composition. This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This class is not geared toward point and shoot cameras. (Part 1 will be held on 10/18 and Part 3 on 11/1/17).
Wednesday, Nov 1st – 6:30pm to 9pm
Basic DSLR Camera – Mel Carll, instructor (Part 3 of a 3 part workshop)
We will start session 3 with a review of the assignment, sort out the mysteries and then dive back into the camera. Other topics will include color space, exposure controls, bracketing, flash and whatever else time permits. So bring in that camera and let’s get down to what makes it work. This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This class is not geared toward point and shoot cameras. (Part 1 will be held on 10/18 and part 2 on 10/25/17).
Too busy to schedule a class? Do you learn better one-on-one? Do you have a lot of specific questions and don't want to disrupt a classroom full of students? Then one-on-one training may be for you. Learn Photoshop, general photography and DSLR skills, composition, or flash and strobe techniques in individual workshops, custom-tailored to your needs. Available at the Center, or on-site at your corporate location. Prices start at $75/hour.
We offer a variety of Photographic Services including:
* Studio Portraits
* Special Events
* Senior Portraits
* Head Shots
* Family Location Portraits
* Product Photography
To see our Wedding and Event Photography, please check our website Mel & Company Photography for additional details.
We are located at:
27600 Bouquet Cyn Road, Suite 212
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Were heading into the dog days of summer and it seems everyone is either getting ready to head out on vacation, or like me, just returning from a photography trip. I was catching up on more than 1200 emails and one in particular caught my eye, a short article talking about 5 tips to shake up your travel photography from Jim Maher. Below is the short version of that article that we hope you enjoy and helps spur some great images in the very near future:
Forget the stock photos and focus on daily life: Sometimes when we are in a beautiful place all we can think about is taking photos of the beautiful architecture, the monuments and the wonders that we travelled to see. But these things are not necessarily what gives a place its essence and its soul. Stop and think about how you feel. What is creating that feeling?
Combine the old with the new: We all want to photograph another time period. So try and seek out moments that combine the old with the new - that pay homage to the past but update it with a modern twist.
Turn your camera away from the sunset: Sunsets are beautiful, but can be cheesy. Over the course of a couple of hours, the light from a sunset will constantly change colors. Set up your tripod, relax, and take identical shots of your surroundings with the different color pallets. Frame them side by side on your wall, and they will look stunning.
Combine a simple detail shot with a great story: Shooting one single frame that says everything is a very powerful image. Finding that image may not be easy, but when you do, you will know it!
Capture the locals: It is the locals both people and animals that give most destinations their true feelings, so go out and capture them!
If a one on one workshop is more your style, we can customize one just for you. Just give us a call. And remember, SCV Center for Photography workshops make great gifts.