Professional entertainment and fine art photographer Jeremy Saffer has announced Capturing Music, a two-day music photography seminar and workshop taking place on October 22-23 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The seminar/workshop will focus entirely on doing portrait work with musicians. It will cover the process from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promos, CD layouts, magazine layouts, as well as taking you through the process of what you do after the shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, etc.
The first day will be the seminar day, where all of the above is taught in the morning, then in the afternoon students will be doing mock-photo shoots experimenting with different types of lighting equipment, lighting set ups, poses, etc. The second day will be a hands-on photo shoot of special guest bands done first by Jeremy, so students can see him work a full shoot, and then it’s their turn! They will take over and complete a real photo shoot with the band in various locations in studio, outdoors, and around the studio location with various lighting setups.
“I can now announce that Mychildren Mybride will be taking time off of their hectic recording schedule to be one of the special guest bands at the seminar/workshop,” says Jeremy. “Massachusetts metal kings Thy Will Be Done will also be trekking out from a weekend tour to be a special guest band at the seminar/workshop.”
Both of these bands will be part of a question-and-answer session about band photography, be photographed by Jeremy in a real-life photo shoot situation, then photographed by the students in various locations with different lighting.
Saffer began making the rounds within the magazine world, publishing his work on the covers of such varied publications as Metal Maniacs, AMP and Outburn. Saffer has blazed his own trail, working with artists and models from all across the musical spectrum. From My Chemical Romance, Jeffree Star and A Day To Remember to Megadeth, Misfits, Alice Cooper and Hatebreed, all have spent time behind Jeremy‘s watchful eye and steady hand at one point or another. Jeremy establishes relationships with his subjects; he has earned the trust and respect of his peers via his attention to detail, and an unerring work ethic which can only result from years of hard work.
For more information, visit jeremysaffer.com.