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Bodies in Motion: Flash Blur Dancers with George Simian

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $225.00

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Dancers move with explosive energy through space, performing feats of physical prowess with grace and illusionary effortlessness – but traditional still images can’t capture the energy of their motion.  Join our new workshop, where we will use an advanced technique to dramatically illustrate their motion and energy!


We’ll create an image that includes both a perfectly sharp dancer AND an impressionistic blur of their outline! With color gels on our lights, we will separate these two different renditions by color as well as by sharpness, all in ONE unique in-camera-capture.  This approach involves the use of extremely-short-flash-duration strobes with continuous HMI lights, and employing a long shutter speed together with camera movement.

 You will master these new technical lighting and capture skills, practice your movement-anticipation and timing, and go home with unique images!


We will meet at the dance studio at 6PM on Sunday November 17, and work until 11PM. We will provide all the necessary lighting equipment and staging, as well as snack food and drink – just bring your camera, short telephoto lenses or zoom, and backup memory cards and charged batteries.

Our advanced workshops are complex – but we take the time to train you before the start of the shoot, as well as limit participation to only 12 students, to ensure individual support! A week after the event, you’ll send us your best images to share with the dancers, as well as post to a class web page – and you’ll receive individual email feedback.


Don’t delay registering for this workshop, as all our Bodies-in-Motion workshops always sell out fast!


George Simian

I am a Los Angeles based commercial photographer with 25 years experience of providing services to Corporate and Editorial clients. Projects have included providing photography for annual reports, advertising and marketing materials, and magazine features, shot on locations around the US and the world.

I am also a photography educator who teaches at UCLA Extension (2007 Instructor of the Year), Samy’s Camera, and one-on-one. I lead travel photography workshops during summer, currently focusing on Bali, Indonesia, but looking to expand to other locations. In August 2011 I was recognized as one of the 13 Best Workshop Instructors, as selected by PDN Magazine, the Bible of the commercial photography industry.

George Simian was voted one of the top 13 photo instructors in the United States in 2011. Photo District News magazine recently announced the results of their readers poll for best workshop instructors and George Simian made the list.

The Workshop will take place in the Brewery Arts Complex at the Diavolo Dance Studio, 616 Moulton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031. There will be plenty of free parking.

*In order to keep the cost of this workshop low, including no extra fee or charge for models, students are asked to share their photos with the models, actors and dancers after the workshop is over.  Sharing your photos is a condition of your permission to post the images.


November 17
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Diavolo Dance Space
616 Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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