There’s good reason Seim’s EXposed won the coveted HOT ONE award from Professional Photographers of America – It’s changing how people see and craft light, regardless of skill level. This 4hr miniseries studies light at it’s fundamental level. Portraits – Landscape – Digital – Film! It doesn’t matter – EXposed is not about the latest fads. It’s about what really counts, Light! – That’s the best investment you can make in your photography.-
Picture Taker or Master Photographer?
Light! – Understanding the nuances of light and having the ability to use it to produce stunning images is the the key difference between boring snapshots and high quality images that bring to life every detail – EXposed is the first film that looks at every aspect of how we manipulate light in photography from exposure foundation to digital Zones.
The Journey To Mastering It: International award winning photographer Gavin Seim has been studying what makes light shine since age twelve. More than fifteen years later, he’s more passionate than ever. Inspired by the masters, EXposed is no fictional tale. It’s a documentary of light as Gavin travels around the USA with the Super Camper and a sack of gear, hunting light and sharing what makes it tick. We’ve compiled a decade and a half of learning into the most breathtaking study of light to available today. A workshop that entertains and educates. That explores not only at how to photograph light, but how to truly see it.
How EXposed Was Made: EXposed is produced on location as Seim travels around the United States. Often filmed solo, captured live with wireless microphones in the places he was photographing. Sometimes with a team of two, as Nathan operates cameras. Every stitch of was recorded by our small team. No stock footage, no crews, no sets. It’s a labor of love, a study of light like no other in existence that will change how you see.
A Peek at What We’ll Learn…
- WAY Beyond AUTO -
Many workshops focus on rudimentary understanding on your camera and it’s settings. Gavin teaches you the elegant foundations of light and how they all work together so you ALWAYS know what’s happening with every setting. Getting out of Auto is easy. But truly understanding light puts you in another class.
- Demystifying Exposure -
Gavin takes on light like no series has dared to do – You’ll move beyond buttons and dials and truly understand how light functions, as Gavin takes you into every dark corner of lights and illuminates it in terms any skill level can relate to.
- The ZONE System -
You’re about to take control of your exposure in a way that 99% of photographers have not even touched. It’s not new, it’s just been neglected. Gavin is going to make Zones simple and it’s going to change everything about your exposures.
- Burning, Dodging and Tone -
Not so much has changed from the darkroom days and the classic techniques are some of the most overlooked. You’ll learn to master tone and combine that with advanced burning, dodging and control to take advantage of the light your way.
- LONG Exposures -
Gavin is acclaimed for his long exposures and in EXposed he shares his secrets, going beyond the simple concept of exposing long and reaching into powerful techniques for doing exposures that are minutes or hours and still retaining quality.
- Visualizing Better -
Ansel Adams taught us how important it is to visualize, to see in the minds eye before we make the image. Gavin returns to this seldom mastered technique as we discover a secret to Raising the Bar on your work, making less frames and getting better results.
- Metering, Strobes, Reflectors & More -
This is not a quick video with a model and a few lights. EXposed is about giving you total mastery over light and we look at each aspect that makes it happen. The principles we study go right down to strobes, reflectors and even using natural elements and natural lighting tools. We study metering, tools and techniques for controlling light,.
- Simplifying Ratios & Dynamic Range -
Exposed takes one thing after another that people call complex and makes it simple. We take on ratios as the simple, powerful tool they are. They help you better understand your light and you’ll understand them in no time. We look ate the reality of dynamic range and take all the guesswork our of whether you have the shot or not.
- Skills Few Photographers Know -
EXposed has done what no other workshop has – It’s takes a journey that addresses nearly every aspect of the perfect exposure. It makes it simple, but not patronizing. If you think you understand exposure, you don’t know the half of it. We quickly get past the basics and build a foundation of using techniques that many photographers never fully master – Until now.
- More Than a Workshop -
EXposed is a 4 hour series will teach you to understand how light works – It’s for image makers of any genre and any skill level. It’s years of study packed into a few stunning hours where you can learn and review on your schedule. EXposed is like nothing else. Gavin has a passion for light and helping others understand it and he’s always eager to help because we’re all still learning. If you have a question just email, firstname.lastname@example.org
- IRON Guarantee -
All Seim’s products carry a 45 day money back guarantee. And almost no one takes advantage of that because Seim Effects products are so good almost no one wants to give them back. EXposed will make you a better photographer. If it doesn’t we’ll give you your money back.
Who is Seim?
Seim is an award winning Portraitist, Pictorialist, Filmmaker & speaker from Central Washington – A craftsman with a passion for quality, Gavin started when he was just twelve years old and now owns a studio gallery that focuses on signature wall art – His international award winning images are driven by a passion for learning and understanding light.
Seim on EXposed.
“I love traveling America and looking for it’s most breathtaking views. Making new images, writing about new discoveries. It’s an adventure like no other. For months I get to be with my family, exploring and studying light with virtually no limits on time or destination.
EXposed is what started it all. We were on the road for a three month tour that turned into four. I realized the opportunity to make the series I had been dreaming of. One that would be easy to digest where we could study the amazing but simple things that are rarely taught about light and photography.
Months later the result was EXposed. It came out better than we ever imagined, not only in the beauty of the places discovered, but in the way it conveyed exactly what we wanted. Not simply how to make images. But how light works. How we can see and use it to make images like never before.
With all the fads in photography today, it’s surprising how little we talk about the art and science of light. Making a great photograph is more than just clicking, buying new software, or pushing buttons. It’s something more. It’s light and shadow, exposure and tonal control. It doesn’t matter if you’re using the latest digital gadgets or film.
Truly understanding light at every stage is where it counts. Not rules, so much as how to see and expose light. That’s what we do in EXposed. Whether you’re a new photographer or a veteran professional. EXposed is a challenging and entertaining look at how to make the light truly sing.” – Gavin Seim
What people are saying about EXposed…
“If anyone here is considering the purchase, stop what you are doing and go buy this series. It rocks!”
Jason E, Eldridge Studios
“Finally!!! Someone gets down to the true nuts and bolts of photography!!!!!! It’s not about just aiming your camera at something it’s about LIGHT!!!” Mark W
Exposed is both entertaining and educational. It is very much a conversational exposé that takes you through all aspects of working a photograph to capture exactly what see in the field. – Michael Testi, Blogcritics
“This series is worth every penny and then some”
“Best $$$ I spent on an instructional series hands down this year!” – Susan Rose Photography
“It’s the best workshop I’ve ever downloaded!” – Shane O’Regan
“We were totally blown away… What Gavin has put together really stands head and shoulders above so many others in terms of content and quality” – Review, Dark Roux Photography.
“Exposed was awesome. I’m looking forward to PHOTOGRAPHICS” – Michael Lloyd
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What Makes Seim Qualified?
- With fifteen years of experience behind the lens, Gavin is energetic and passionate and known for cinematic images, refined digital workflow and attention to detail.
- His work has been featured in venues such as Professional Photographer Magazine, Rick Sammon’s Digital Wedding Secrets, leading imaging podcasts, Venue magazine, The Good Life, the PPA Loan Collection and more.
- Seim is a Portraitist, Pictorialist and Filmmaker from Central Washington, where he owns a studio that focuses on signature wall art. His studies with photographic legends like Ken Whitmire and passion for the works of the masters make his experience singularly unique.
- He’s passionate about making images as perfect as they can be and he understands how to control tone and quality on a deep level.
- Seim has made an art and science of light and it’s subtleties with his award winning images. He focuses on heirloom wall portraits and fine art pictorials of America.
- He’s also known as the man behind Seim Effects editing tools, host of the Pro Photo Show and Photo Couch podcasts and the man behind f164.com travel journal.
- Seim is a twenty nine year old dynamo with a rare vision for Raising The Bar in photography and sharing his ideas and research with other.. You can read Gavin’s full bio here.
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