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X-Rite Coloratti Marianna Santoni | Workshop in Italy with Joel Grimes


by Brenda K. Hipsher – October 9th, 2012

X-Rite Coloratti Marianna Santoni will be joined by American photographer Joel Grimes for an amazing workshop at her studio in the Umbria region in Italy, November 13 and 14, 2012. What could be a more romantic and beautiful backdrop to relax and learn with two great internationally known photographers? The workshop will be conducted in English and led by both Marianna and Joel.

This small and intimate workshop will be 10-15 people with both Marianna and Joel along with a staff of others including Joel’s assistant, three additional tutors, a translator depending on the needs of the participants, models, stylists, and more.  There will be a variety of shooting opportunities in addition to instruction for participants. This is a real “hands on” experience.

The website says, “This workshop is a must for those who what to take the mystery out of using strobe lighting and learn to become a creative force and THINK LIKE AN ARTIST. Throw out those lighting diagrams, those annoying lighting ratios … a technical instrument can never make a creative artistic decision, this is reserved for the human mind.” Sounds fun doesn’t it?


Here are some of the topics you can expect to be covered:

  • Taking your creative vision to the next level
  • Recognizing your greatest asset
  • Developing your personal vision
  • Promoting yourself as an artist, not a technician
  • Keeping up with the industry trends
  • The basic fundamentals of lighting
  • Breaking the established rules
  • Experimentation is the key to innovation
  • Hands on lighting demonstrations
  • Capturing the image is just the beginning
  • Mastering Photoshop is a necessity
  • Some tricks of the trade
  • Keeping it simple
  • Marketing – Competing in today’s marketplace


This workshop includes one night in a 4 star hotel, 2 days in the studio with Joel and Marianna, 3 meals, and a free access to an additional workshop in Rome, Milan, London, or Berlin! Join Marianna Santoni and Joel Grimes for this special event at Marianna’s studio in Foligno, Italy November 13-14, 2012. CLICK HERE for all the details.

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