Aaron Key

Aaron has worked as a commercial photographer for nearly two decades, specialising in fashion, beauty and portraiture (www.aaronk.nz). He has worked with a wide variety of brands and had his images published in numerous local and international publications. Aaron is also the Digital Imaging Product Specialist for Sony New Zealand.

In this Auckland workshop you will learn how to create stunning fashion and beauty images, with an emphasis on controlling ambient and artificial light sources. He will demonstrate how to use highlights and shadows to create form and emphasise areas of interest.

You'll also be given plenty of opportunities to photograph our models in six different scenarios.

Techniques covered:

  • Basic lighting principles
  • Camera settings
  • Lens selection
  • How to use studio strobes
  • How to use portable flashguns
  • How to use a various modifiers to shape light
  • How to mix ambient and artificial light sources
  • How and when to shoot tethered
  • How to direct models effectively
  • Set safety and etiquette
  • Working with model agencies

Starting at 9.30am and after a brief introduction, Aaron will demonstrate three different lighting set ups using a tethered camera and large screen. Then everyone will get an opportunity to shoot with the models in fast rotation. This format will then be repeated in the afternoon with three more lighting set ups. We'll aim to finish by 4.30pm.

This workshop will be in Auckland on the 9th September at the Grey Lynn Library Hall, 474 Great North Road. Lunch and morning tea will be provided. The workshop will end at 4.30 pm.

The cost of this workshop is $245 A significant portion of the costs have been kindly sponsored by Sony.

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Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of the PSNZ Workshop Series and that the workshops are generally for small groups and often over-subscribed, cancellations can have a significant financial and attendance effect on the workshop. Although we will do everything possible to ensure our workshops proceed, sometimes there are things beyond our control.

PSNZ reserve the right to postpone or cancel due unforeseen circumstances e.g. covid level affects, facilitator illness, venue access issues etc. In the event we do cancel a planned workshop, we will attempt to inform attendees as soon as possible and in most cases you will be given an alternative date to attend or provided with a full refund of the workshop costs.

If a workshop is postponed, then first right of refusal will be given to those who were already booked on that workshop.

Should a workshop fail to attract a required minimum number of attendees, PSNZ reserve the right to cancel the workshop.

PSNZ will not accept responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by attendees.

In the event that an attendee booked for the workshop does not turn up, no refund will be given.

No refund will be given if attendee cancels within 30 days of the workshop date unless another person on the waiting list can take their place at short notice. A small administration fee of $20 will apply and be deducted from any refund.

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