Go behind the lens, lights, and mind of twenty-year rock and celebrity portrait photographer Jeremy Saffer and get a glimpse into the world of music, celebrity, and entertainment photography. Through sharing both his creative process to his business practice, Jeremy will guide you through all aspects of what it takes to be successful as a music photographer today.
Students will get the unique opportunity to not only learn everything Jeremy has to teach about being a photographer in the music industry, but also a chance to apply everything they’ve learned.
On day two, we will turn the Leica Gallery Boston into a photo studio and the focus will be on shooting. After having the chance to observe Jeremy’s approach to working with a band, it will be your turn to create images. Jeremy will provide each student an editorial and commercial assignment. The workshop will conclude with Jeremy will be giving each student a critique of the work they have produced.
- The Business of Music Photography
- How to make a living as a music photographer
- Shooting for a magazine vs. promotional vs. an endorsement vs. album art.
- Selling your work as a product
- Marketing and branding
- How to turn any room into a photo studio
Day One – September 25th, 2021 – 10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – The A to Z of music photography – presentation
12:30 a.m. – Break / Lunch
1:00 p.m. – The business of music photography.
2:00 p.m. – Finding your approach to lighting and posing
3:30 p.m. – Lighting Demo
6:00 p.m. – Assignment Discussion
7:00 p.m. – Q&A
Day Two – September 26th, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00p .m.
10:00 a.m. – Q&A with the band(s)
11:00 a.m. – Jeremy’s live demo shoot with the band.
12:00 a.m. – Break / Lunch
12:30 a.m. – Student photo sessions with special guests and bands/artists
5:00 p.m. – Student critique.
7:00 p.m. – Final Q&A
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone with an interest in portrait photography and lighting will gain much from this program. Music photographers looking to get into music portraiture. Any photographers who want the chance to photography a band using professional lighting in a studio setting.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Having a basic understanding of photography, camera settings, and being familiar with your camera is important. Students do not need any prior lighting experience. Owning a Leica is NOT required. All camera brands are welcome. There will be a limited selection of Leica gear available for attendees to use.
All participants attending this workshop will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. This requirement applies to students and instructors.
Class is strictly held to 12 participants
Since 2004, Jeremy Saffer has been photographing the world of music, movies, and pop culture in his iconic look. Utilizing his natural gift for alternative flair, he creates images and looks for clients that truly make the subject shine with star appeal. His portfolio extends to the covers and inside the pages of international publications such as Kerrang, Revolver, Metal Hammer, Alternative Press, Guitar World, Outburn, and countless others.
Many entertainers trust Jeremy with their iconic imagery. Artists in the hard rock and metal genres such as Alice Cooper, Metallica, Slayer, Korn and Megadeth as well as contemporary heavyweights Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost, Bring Me the Horizon have all been photographed by Jeremy. He has also done photography forMovie and TV legends like A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Walking Dead, Hellraiser, A Clockwork Orange’s Malcolm McDowell and just to name a few.
Saffer has been enlisted by both publications and the talent themselves, providing eye-popping album covers for the likes of Killswitch Engage and A Day To Remember, producing multiple A-list print series projects and gaining millions of YouTube views from music videos he has directed with In This Moment, Buckcherry, members of Rob Zombie and New Years Day.
For the past 10+ years, Jeremy has held seminars and workshops across the United States encouraging droves of budding photographers and helping tomorrow’s visual artists develop a style of their own.