Workshops and Seminars - Dave Kai Piper
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Workshops & Seminars - Designed by Dave Kai Piper

Specifically designed for camera clubs, colleges, universities, business, academia and
public sector organisations. If you wish to attend one of these workshops please contact your local camera club for more information. 

With  years of experience as a working professional photographer and Peliroja as a professional model we have the know how, creativity, contacts and expertise to make all events as useful and productive yet stimulating and exciting. 

Using our combined experience (modelling industry and photography industry) we have developed a range of challenging and thought provoking workshops and seminars   individually tailored to meet our clients' objectives and provide real business benefits.

We believe photographers at any stage of ability deserve the best and this is why we offer a fully personalized service to tweak each event.

Due to the range of sponsors & corporate relationships we have built up & developed, we enjoy a strong support network. We are able to source cameras, lenses and other specialist equipment which has proven to be invaluable in previous events. If you require a 200-500mm f2.8 lens or a brand new product for your school , camera club or seminar, we are that company that can make it happen  

Credentials:

Fujifilm Ambassador
Adobe Community Professional
SmugMug Ambassador
Sigma Ambassador
3 Legged thing Ambassador

Writer for Amatuer Photographer Magazine
Writer for DIY Photography
Writer for Fujiholics Blog

Previously:

Project Manager Photography Show
Writer for SLR Magazine
Consultant Future Publishing
Westcott Ambassador

If you wish to download our PDF guide you can do so here.      To contact us please click here

We have a newsletter, you can sign upto it here. This will give you all the information on our workshops, travel availability and dates. 

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Geoff Harris, Editor, Digital Camera, 2009-2014
Dave Kai Piper is one of the most interesting and creative portrait photographers I have met in my 15 plus years in the UK photographic industry. Dave is very technically 'on it' but wears his considerable skill lightly, and very much emphasises feeling and creativity as well as pure technique. He's an inspired teacher, funny, kind and stimulating, and I simply love his work.

Nigel Atherton, Group Editor, Time Inc
Dave is one of the most enthusiastic and talented young photographers working in the UK today. His passion for portraiture is matched by a great eye, a feel for light, and an easy rapport with his models that enables him to capture their beauty and sensuality. Above all he's incredibly prolific – he never seems to stop taking photos, and is always eager to try out the next new camera or accessory.


Equipment / Production requirements:
Projector with cables (VGA / HDMI).
Space to change, relax, prepare and do make up.
Desk & Stool for shooting & presentation area.
Light refreshments Pick up & drop off from local train Stations (if needed).

Costings / Expenses
All travel expenses - Overnight accommodation (if required) 
Light refreshments (if required) 
For bookings - please contact dave@davepiper.co.uk
Please state your location, group size, ability level and which workshop. 


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Capturing Portraits:

Simple Workflow:

Photographing people can be challenging and intimidating. This workshop seminar has live shooting elements plus a group seminar designed to take the fear and worries out of photographing people. We, as a group look at Herb Ritt's body of work to understand the key elements about getting that all important connection between photographer and subject. Camera settings, tips and tricks are all explained in a simple and easy to understand language. This workshop is aimed at all levels of photographers from newbie groups to advanced photographers. All styling & production elements (hair & make up) are provided by our team to suit your groups tastes and ability levels.

Working with the Adobe workflow system (Creative Cloud) we start at the very basics of taking an image, putting it into Lightroom, colour and exposure changes then into Photoshops for more advanced editing. We then show a very simple way to show your images online, with downsizing and watermarking made super simple. For this seminar there is a live shooting demo followed by a screen based workflow demo. This demo can be tailor made to suit portrait or landscapes photographer groups with simple easy steps. There is also an added bonus of online & video content that people can download and use after the workshop as well as pre-made actions that are used during the demo. (This workflow has be showcased in Amateur Photographer Magazine and the DIY photographer website).

The Fuji System (Portraits & Landscapes)

Understanding Helmut Newton:

Who better to have attend and demo the Fuji range of cameras than a Fuji Ambassador who knows the cameras inside and out, and, someone Fuji have turned to for marketing and promotional images themselves. This is a live workshop where you can have hands on access to the range of cameras and lenses that we live and work with day in and day out. This is not a sale based event and we are not paid by Fuji to offer or do these events, we just love the kit and we would understand that getting this type of 'hands on' access to cameras and lenses can be hard. You will be able to shoot our model, ask questions, ask advice and get to know they system if you are planning the move over to a mirror-less system. This workshop is aimed at all levels of photographers from newbie groups to advanced photographers. All styling & production elements (hair & make up) are provided by our team to suit your groups tastes and ability levels.

During this Provocative Fashion workshop, we look at the aspects and skills that Helmet used to create his brand of stunning images, from the way he brought his shoots to life to the way he worked with and directed his models. We break down his images in a group environment then challenge the delicates & attendees of the workshop to recreate and bring to life one of Helmets images in a live shooting exercise with our stunning model Peliroja. All styling & production elements (hair & make up) are provided by our team to suit your groups tastes and ability levels.
This workshop will contain nudity and is suitable for more advanced photographers.

Peliroja is a very experienced art-nude model who - with Ideas & Images has helped shape and form this workshop in a way to ensure every photographer attending will leave with stunning images.


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Testimonials

Geoff Harris, Editor, Digital Camera, 2009-2015
Dave Kai Piper is one of the most interesting and creative portrait photographers I have met in my 15 plus years in the UK photographic industry. Dave is very technically 'on it' but wears his considerable skill lightly, and very much emphasises feeling and creativity as well as pure technique. He's an inspired teacher, funny, kind and stimulating, and I simply love his work.

Nigel Atherton, Group Editor, Time Inc
Dave is one of the most enthusiastic and talented young photographers working in the UK today. His passion for portraiture is matched by a great eye, a feel for light, and an easy rapport with his models that enables him to capture their beauty and sensuality. Above all he's incredibly prolific – he never seems to stop taking photos, and is always eager to try out the next new camera or accessory.

Ray Fitchett (Regional Manager) SIGMA Imaging (UK) Ltd.
Dave Kai-Piper the founder and owner of Ideas & Images is an extraordinary dynamic young photographer who has already made an impact with his work and his writing. Dave has developed a good relationship with several companies – and has selected and uses a range of SIGMA lenses in his day to day work. Over the past few years he has worked with both SIGMA UK and SIGMA USA and produced stunning images that we now use on occasion in our corporate PR & marketing. Dave is happy to take time out from his own creative photo business to teach and demonstrate his techniques at Photo Events and Camera Clubs. The added benefit is that along with his partner Peliroja (Pro Model) they can source and manage models and make-up artists and control either for a few hours or a full days shoot. They tailor the tuition and presentation to the group size and capabilities of the attendees offering a stimulating and value for money experience.

Matt Hart - Fuji X- Photographer
I have worked with Dave at a lot of events over the last few years, and his enthusiasm and passion for the industry never ceases to amaze me. He works very hard to create some amazing images and always has time to talk to everyone at events about his work.

Herb Nestler (Partner, Graf & Nestler GbR (training, executive coaching, consulting, translation and voice-overs))
Dave Kai Piper is an outstanding photographer whose sense of light, composition, storytelling and ability to collaborate with others leads to a fabulous product whether he is holding the camera or directing others. I have had the pleasure of being coached by him, also in post-production where he is undoubtedly the best I have ever personally seen. As his company name says, he has great IDEAS and makes stunning IMAGES.. 

Mark Evans (Systems architect at Fujitsu)
I employed Dave as a Photographic coach and mentor. As well as his deep knowledge he has a great deal of creativity and patience. My photographic skills have come on a vast amount taking me not just to the next level but several levels higher -

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