November 12th and 13th 2011
$299 per person early bird registration
($349 per person after 9/30/11)
What is Pinned-Up?
Pinned-Up is a two-day, intensive and hands-on photography and retouching workshop. Aimed at both amateur and professional photographers. However, please note that this workshop assumes that you have basic knowledge of a dSLR camera and a sound understanding of Adobe Photoshop. Pinned-Up workshops translate to all genres of photography and will benefit amateurs and professionals alike.
What will I learn?
Live Model Shoots
Hands-on Posing Instruction
How to Promote and market Pin-Up photography
How to Create that "Pin-up" look and feel.
Hands-on Coaching, and
Unbelievably intensive Photoshop Demonstration and Training
Learn the post-production secrets from a 20+ yr retouching master
All registrants receive Mike Long's Pin-Up Posing guide.
About Mike Long
Thank you for taking the time to read this far! I've been a photographer and retoucher for over 20 years. My passion is to create art that stimulates the mind and creates emotion. I believe that pin-ups stir the soul and they have been my focus for a number of years. I hope to transfer some of my enthusisam for them to those attending. In the last few years, pin-ups have taken me around the World and on tour across America with the amazing Sandy Puc.
Images created during recent workshops:
Learn retouching like this:
Cool things people said from my Chicago stop on the Pin-Up-A-Looza tour:
Cool things that past attendees have said about my workshops:
"Mike is a talented photographer and incredibly skilled photo editing and retouching artist. However, in my opinion, his real strength lies in his ability to demonstrate those skills to other professional photographers and inspire them with his passion for photography and editing. His passion for photography is most evident, in my opinion, when he is teaching other photographers in a large group situation.* Mike does a great job teaching in smaller groups in his workshops, but his large group teaching has a certain feel to it that is incredibly special. As a former teacher myself, I can easily recognize this "spark" or innate personality trait in people. Mike has that spark.
When Mike Long shows other professional photographers some of the techniques that are possible, he blows their minds. However, he doesn't do it in a "I can do this only because I'm so fabulous" way. He does it in a "Look what can be done! You can do it too!" way. Then he shows you how to achieve it in small, step by step instructions that anyone can follow- all while engaging his audience with his infectious enthusiasm, great lesson pacing, and simple demonstrations that bring anyone watching right into what he's doing. People leave his large group presentations so excited to try his techniques that they literally can't stop talking about it! I've personally witnessed this on the several occasions that I have seen Mike do large group presentations. The audience literally crowds around him so tight that people are stacked every which way, notepads in hand, while he teaches. He's accessible, too. Photographers feel comfortable enough with him to raise their hands, ask questions, etc. and Mike fields those questions while seamlessly continuing his demonstrations."
"As I mentioned to you at the Inferno I'm such a big fun of your teaching... I am so happy that I had a chance to learn from you on three separate occasions. Twice at your Pin-up workshops and one time at the Inferno retouching seminar. It changed my work completely as the new skills took it to the next level.
Well, how should I say what I feel.... You ROCK!! I love your enthusiastic approach to your work. Your images show how detail oriented you are and how much fun you and your models have while you are shooting the sessions. I've implemented so much what I've learned from you into my work.... Trying not to copy you completely, but develop my own style, which I hope I succeed in eventually... If my husband knew how much money I've spent on all the different Photoshop actions I have, he would divorce me by now....lol... however, it's not the point I want to make. Since I've purchased Pindoras Box, I don't use anything else for my post processing. Both, you and Mama Shan, created such an amazing product!!! I don't think I would be able to live without it now... My boudoir and baby work benefit from it too.... I have to admit that I really had a hard time learning the pen tool, but it is my good friend now... What took me initially about 2 hrs now takes me 10-15 minutes now....
A couple of weeks ago I was asked if the Pin-up images on my website are yours.... I took it as a big complement from such a good and experienced photographer in my area since I'm just starting my photography career.
Well, thank you so much Mike! You're not only a wonderful teacher, but also a very nice man with a great sense of humor. I'm so happy I've met you and learned so much from you...."
"Mike has not only mastered post image processing, but he's aced lighting techniques to flare up the pinup industry and make it his own. It's creative, hot and you can't take your eyes off it.** If you pass on what he has to say, you'll be missing out on the next big thing in this industry."
This workshop is limited to the first 20 people who register through this site. No additional seats will be added. Hotel Accommodations must be booked separately and are not the responsibility of Portand Pin-Ups or Mike Long. Mike Long and Portland Pin-Ups reserve the right to refuse registration for any reason at any time. After booking, this registration may not be cancelled and will not be refunded. You may transfer your space to another participant if needed, but the transaction for transfer is not the responsibility of Mike Long or Portland Pin-Ups. In the unlikely event that this workshop must be cancelled, you will receive a complete refund. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt. As we move closer to the workshop, you will receive more Pinned-Up information via email.
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