What type of education, you ask? In addition to observing how Pemberton colors and styles hair for a real photo shoot, attendees learn all of the elements necessary for a successful session, including: creating a concept; storyboarding; communicating with the photographer, makeup artist and wardrobe stylist; working with models and model agencies; and developing a realistic timeline to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch.
“Everything happens in real time,” notes Pemberton. “If something goes wrong, attendees get to see how to resolve the situation. There are no hairpieces and the images that I create for the course are real in terms of publication possibilities and even entering competitions.”
CLICK Photographic Workshops
Date: June 26 and 27
Location: Los Angeles
Day One: Based on the storyboard that I have prepared for the shoot, I show attendees how to do the same thing for their concepts. We go over our focus, meet the three models that will be photographed the next day, and then guest artist Damien Carney cuts, and I color their hair. Every step of the way, I relate what I’m doing and why; provide tips, such as stepping up the intensity of color formulations because the camera can fade hues by as much as 45%. Damien does the same sort of thing with his hair designs by talking about shadows and bulk, and the art of creating a versatile haircut that will allow you to create many different looks from the single shoot, and more. Because it isn’t a formal classroom situation, all attendees can see everything up close and ask questions on the spot.”
Day Two: On shoot day, each team member—photogra-pher, makeup artist, wardrobe artist, and color-ist/stylist—explains what he or she will be doing for each model and why. Three models with three different looks (apiece) are shot on day two, giving attendees plenty of time to ask questions and watch Pemberton’s tricks-of-the-trade in action. PhotoShop uses are discussed, especially when it comes to skin tone. “Adjusting models’ skin is so important to the final results,” relates Pemberton. “Equally important: This wonderful application only should be used in moderation.” (Intel: Damien Carney, Joico International Global Artistic Director and independent educator, is also the photographer for Pemberton’s workshop shoots!)
When the shoot is declared a wrap, everyone imbibes in a bit of the bubbly and then Pemberton does her last lesson of the day: how to quickly and perfectly return each model’s hair to its original color. “It’s really easy to do, once you learn a few easy methods that I employ after a photo shoot.”