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Combining Music Photography and Advertising - Masterclass with George Fairbairn and FujifilmCombining Music Photography and Advertising - Masterclass with George Fairbairn and Fujifilm

Masterclasses

Combining Music Photography and Advertising - Masterclass with George Fairbairn and Fujifilm

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Combining Music Photography and Advertising - Masterclass with George Fairbairn and Fujifilm

Thursday 7th June, 10:30am - 4:30pm 

£59

George loves capturing humour and genuine personality in his portraits.  Specialising in advertising portraiture George has had the privilege of shooting advertising campaigns as well as promotional and commercial portraits for bands, musicians, and celebrities. George is also a social media content creator producing stop motion animation for digital marketing content creation.  George has been a photographer for, or currently shoots for magazines such as Kerrang!, Rocksound, Total Guitar, Rhythm, and more as well as shooting for brands such as Zeiss, Hollywood Records and the BBC.  George still thinks the English weather isn't all that bad and has hopes of Cambridge United one day make it into the Premier League.  Though George resides outside of Cambridge, he works frequently in London as well as across the UK and Europe.

Topics for the day:

Part 1 – Introduction and discussion about George’s work with advertising photography.

  • What is advertising photography?
  • Why he shoots with Fujifilm and Mirrorless?
  • Understanding a brief
  • What are the client’s needs, wants, and visions?
  • Planning
  • Workflow of shooting with a mirrorless camera, specifically when using off camera flash.

Part 2 – Practical Shooting - Advertising a service or event

  • Understanding light and how it can change the feel of the image
  • Composition based on the final usage
  • Creating an aspirational and eye catching image

Part 3 – Practical Shooting - Advertising a product

  • The product is king
  • Composition based on the final usage
  • Creating an aspirational and eye catching image

Part 4 – Presentation and Discussion - Finale

  • Recap on shooting topics discussed
  • Getting started in advertising and music photography
  • Q&A

Cameras will be provided on the day by Fujifilm

Speaker

George Fairbairn

George Fairbairn

George was born outside of Chicago, is obsessed with all things science (particularly space), and moved to the UK for his love of proper football, a full English breakfast, and Yorkshire puddings. George turned down a scholarship for photography to the Art Institute of Seattle after High School because he didn't want to move away from Chicago....two years later he was stationed in England in the US Air Force! Since coming out of the service, George has turned his attention back to photography and is now an advertising and editorial portrait photographer. George has had the privilege of shooting advertising campaigns as well as promotional and commercial portraits for bands, musicians, and celebrities. George is also a social media content creator producing stop motion animation for digital marketing content creation.  George has been a photographer for, or currently shoots for magazines such as Kerrang!, Rocksound, Total Guitar, Rhythm, and more as well as shooting for brands such as Zeiss, Hollywood Records and the BBC.