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Kando is Sony’s core philosophy, which roughly translates into the power of emotional connection and serves as the foundation for Kando Trip, our unique experience for content creators. Set in Sunriver, Oregon the Kando Trip experience will stretch your creative boundaries. Under the guidance of leading photographers, filmmakers, educators, and social experts, you’ll explore new ways to create, share, and build your brand. You’ll be in the company of like-minded creatives and leading representatives of one of the best brands in the world, with food, tech, and cheer galore.
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August 13 - 16, 2019
Sunriver, Oregon USA
Kando Trip Presenters
Teachers and Mentors
Run-n-Gun Short Film Shoot (Part 1 of 2)
Shoot a short 60 second video brand story for social media or websites
Garrette and Amber will show how they shoot a short 60 second video brand story for social media or websites. They will share their expertise, tips, and tricks for shooting run and gun situations to show how they achieve maximum results in a small window of time. (Part 1 of 2)
Short Film Live Editing (Part 2 of 2)
Edit the footage from Part 1 into a short film
Amber and Garrette will live edit the footage from Part 1. They will create a short 60 second brand story for social media or websites. They will share editing theories and show how they piece together a powerful and emotional edit. (Part 2 of 2)
Get Out Of Your Creative Rut
Getting out of a creative rut and challenging your inner image making abilities.
Photography, like any creative path, is fraught with highs and lows. With the lows - when no commissions is on the horizon, or when the latest project is finished - we can all descend into a pit. A photo hell where creativity and expression can vanish like a fart in the wind. But there are ways around it. There are ways to challenge yourself and think out side the box. In this workshop we will push our boundaries, challenge the photographic genre we find ourselves in and create a new path. Think photography meets therapy. Except no couches.
Intro to Video for Still Shooters
The successful jump from stills to video
For the most part, photographers are well prepared to make the leap into video, but there are a few common pitfalls that still shooters face when moving into video. This introduction to video shooting addresses the common pitfalls (and how to avoid them) that still shooters face when the first try to shoot storytelling, cinematic video.
Portraits with Character -- Part 1: Shoot | Part 2: Post Processing
Character portraits that capture the subject's essence
Portrait photography that captures character is a hallmark of "real and true" people photography. Magazines seek to show us perfection retouching any imperfections of models and actors and other celebrities. This class will focus on how to reveal character portraits that capture the essence of the subject.
The Art of the Cinemagraph: Creating Artistic Photos that Surprise
Blending video and stills into eye-catching cinemagraphs
Caroline Jensen is well known for her storytelling images, but sometimes a photo is not enough. Join her as she takes you through her process for blending video and stills into eye-catching cinemagraphs. Come prepared to shoot along and create a unique cinemagraph in class.
Create A Stop-Motion Video
Bring magic into your work with stop motion
Learn how to create stop-motion animations and bring magic into your work! In this class, we'll have a short demo followed by an interactive exercise using the art of stop motion to create a video of your own!
Intro To Aerial Photography
Learn to shoot from a plane
Going over the basic principals and methods of shooting from a plane.
Plane Photography with Chris Burkard
Take Chris's first class and submit your name to be considered for a private plane shooting session
Take Chris's first class and submit your name to be considered for a private plane shooting session.
Kayak at Sunrise with Chris Burkard
Photograph while you kayak down the river
Photograph while you kayak down the river
Colby Brown's Guide to Wildlife Photography
How to create incredible wildlife images
Join Colby Brown for an in-depth talk and field excursion that focuses on creating incredible wildlife images. This class starts out with a 30 minute classroom session that dives into the gear, techniques and skills required to master wildlife photography. This will be followed by an hour walk along the rivers found in Sunriver, Oregon, which should provide a variety of different wildlife opportunities for the class.
Sunrise Shoot at Sparks Lake (4:45 am departure)
Sunrise photo excursion
Join Colby Brown for a sunrise shoot at the gorgeous Sparks Lake, located 45 minutes from Sunriver, Oregon. We will focus our time in the field talking about gear, composition, exposure and storytelling. A tripod will be required—tripods will be available to check out on site. Filters such as ND or CPL can be used, but are not required. Return by 8 AM at the latest.
Creating A Live-Action 4K Timelapse
Learn the art of timelapse video
A primer in video specifically designed for still shooters who want to make the move.
A Cinematic Journey into the American West
The basics of creating a cinematic short film
Filmmaker, photographer and Sony Artisan Jeff Berlin is no stranger to the worlds of rodeo and western lifestyle. Join him in this session at the Sunriver stables as he breaks down the basics of creating a cinematic short film. He will cover everything from building up your camera with accessories and how to best set and configure your camera for your projects, to discussing lighting for motion and thinking about film structure and shot construction. Jeff will go over some of the techniques, tips, and tricks he’s learned working on feature films, short films, music videos and commercials. Bring your cameras since you will be creating and shooting sequences, and discussing what to expect in post production. This will be a fun and informative workshop with a bit of western twang. Let’s get ‘er done!
Through The Looking Glass Photo Walk
Create better portraits with eye AF
In this walk we will explore different techniques aimed at creating more compelling portraits through the use of depth, lighting, and with the help of Sony Alpha's eye AF.
Edit great images on the go
Katrin will show you how she travels lighter and makes more successful images with Sony cameras and a mobile phone or tablet. In this session you’ll learn how to: Import and manage camera RAW files with a tablet, Quickly rank, rate and apply professional development settings, Refine images with selective editing and creative black and white conversion, Share your images across many social media outlets, Sync your images on your phone and/or tablet with your laptop or desktop.
Cross Train: Bike & Shoot
Rev up your metabolism and fill your camera card on a fun bike ride
Burn some calories, rev up your metabolism and fill those camera cards one a fun, photo bike ride. We’ll explore the neighborhood and experiment with shutter speed and flash to make exciting daytime action photos. While we pedal we’ll play with panning techniques and using flash to freeze action with high-speed sync.
Water(fall) Photography - Long and Short Exposure Methods
Chasing the perfect waterfall shot
Join @StarvingPhotographer on location as he demonstrates several methods to capture flowing water. Weather you’re into silky smooth or crisp textures, this is the class for you. Learn to optimize aperture, ISO and shutter speed settings to capture the perfect shot!
Awesome Apps for Better Photography
Apps to plan, organize, edit, and make great images
A camera phone or App can’t replace your Sony gear, but they sure can make your photography life easier! In this course, you’ll learn which apps @starvingphotographer relies on to plan, organize, edit, and make stunning images with his iOS device. Discussion will focus on the key elements of each app and how best to use the available features to achieve maximum efficiency and success. Wanna use your mobile device to become a better photographer? There’s an App for that!
Personal Project To Advertising Pitch: From Concept To Creation
Planning and executing the best ad pitch
Marvi Lacar is a filmmaker and photographer. She will detail the steps of how to take a personal project to editorial and advertising clients from pitching, creating treatment decks, handling a creative call, to budgeting a production.
Exploring Empathy in Personal and Creative Works
Strengthen your work through emotion
Documenting personal stories are as much about the photographer as they are about the subject. Nancy Borowick never planned to photograph her family, but when she found herself in the chemotherapy room with both of her parents who had been diagnosed with stage-4 cancers, she found that photography allowed her to process, heal and understand what was happening through a familiar context, and in a language she could understand. The story she was living, and narrative she was photographing, was not about cancer and death, however, it was about life, love and family in contrast.
Chasing Moonbeams - Creative Nightscapes Under The Full Moon
Unique approach to photographing nightscapes
We seldom think about moonrise the way we do about sunrise. However, just like sunrise, moonrise can bring the landscape to life in a whole new way with unique color, soft light, and deep shadows. Join Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross for a unique approach to photographing nightscapes.
Ten Tools for Processing Night Images in Photoshop
Bring dimension to your night images
Just like in the days of the dark room, digital image processing is as important as solid field techniques.
Learn how to bring dimension to your night images with Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross. This class will cover concepts such as blending focus stacked images, working with colour, and noise reduction.
How To Build Your Dream Portfolio
Create a detailed vision for your portfolio's look & feel
Are you struggling to create the portfolio of your dreams? Do you know what you want that portfolio to look like? We will talk about your current vision for your portfolio and get super specific on the curated look you want to present. In this class we will work through the action items you need to get a refined portfolio that represents how you want to present yourself as an artist. We will dive into how to create those concepts and execute your vision. By the end of this class you will have your action list and be ready to hit the ground running.
Let There Be Light
Combining natural and artificial lighting for extraordinary results
Great light. It’s something every photographer wants, hopes, and dreams about. Sometimes, natural light gives us exactly what we want, and it’s great. But what happens when natural light isn’t there, or we just want to create something a little more dynamic? That’s where bringing in your own light comes into play. Learn a few of the many ways you can illuminate your couples with Sara France and Megan Allen, and take your lighting to the next level!
How to Wow with Strobes
Techniques using portable strobes to create amazing images anywhere
Learn Scott Robert's amazing off camera lighting techniques that has turned him into an international superstar. Scott will teach his simple techniques using portable strobes that will allow the photographer to create amazing images on location and almost anywhere within minutes. See how to shoot in extreme bright sun and in low light situations, how to create the best light. Discover how to maximize shooting time to create a variety of stylized images.
Multi-camera angle set up and run n gun audio. Natural light. Interview question techniques!
In this class, filmmaker Taylor Rees will guide students through the basics of "Run n Gun Interviewing", from the technical aspects of set-up to the different styles of interview questioning
Merging Photography & Design
Turn your photography into a poster or art piece
This workshop will focus on how to turn your photography into a poster or art piece. This could be useful for those who make album covers and those who want to add graphic elements to their images. A lot of creative companies are now merging these two mediums and I believe it will be a good asset to have as a creative.
Long Exposure: A Hands-On Experience
Manipulate time and create unique images
Long exposure is a unique technique that allows you to manipulate time and create unique and breathtaking images when increasing exposure. It transforms waterfalls and fast moving rivers into milky ethereal shapes, quiets down the oceans, blurs out clouds moving in the wind or even turns cars and stars into trails of light. If you want to learn how to integrate this technique to your photography in the wonderful settings of Oregon, this workshop is for you! Come and join Sony Artisan Thibault Roland for this is shoot off site. Unless you want to bring your favorite accessory all you need are memory cards. All other equipment will be provided for this workshop.
Mixed Lighting with Strobe and Constant Light
Combining ambient light and flash photographic lighting
Available light can be great, but it is often better when some artificial light is added. In this class Sony Artisan Tony Gale will introduce you to combining ambient light and flash photographic lighting. We will go over the pros and cons of combining the two and some techniques to maximize your results and create great photos.
Photographing Splashes and Pours with Sony Speedlites
Dramatic splash and pour photos using Sony Speedlites
Photographing liquid can be tricky. This class will cover how to get dramatic splash and pour photos using Sony Speedlites. We will cover how to light for dramatic effect and what goes into freezing the motion (it’s not just shutter speed) so you can make amazing photos. You will have the opportunity to try out the techniques in class.
What You Get
- Three nights all-inclusive room & board in Sunriver, OR. All food, drink and good times covered
- Choice of 20+ interactive classes on site and on location taught by high-caliber professional photographers & videographers
- Extensive shooting opportunities including landscape, portraiture, astrophotography, timelapse, action and more
- Welcome kit packed full of goodies from Sony and partner brands
- Access to test and try the latest cameras and lenses from Sony’s Digital Imaging lineup while on site
- Opportunity to meet the Sony Digital Imaging marketing and executive team
- Give direct feedback to Sony’s product planning and engineering teams from Tokyo
- Plus many other surprises and chances to win Sony gear!
* Airfare is not included in the price.
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