Photography Workshops


Interested in improving your portrait photography? Photography workshops by Grinke Creative Inc. are designed to help you do just that. Start with  Elemental Posing and Lighting Workshop, then put the finishing touches on the portrait with a one day intensive Lightroom workshop. Through a combination of  lecture, demonstrations, and hands on practice, our photography workshops give you some of the best training possible.

I keep my photography workshops very small. The small classes allow me to adjust the content of the workshop to fit the attendees needs and give each student the one on one time required to get the most out of the workshop. I also do the workshops in a series, building on the skills learned in the other workshop. Each workshop can be taken individually, or, you can register for all the workshops together and receive a 10% discount.

I also offer private photography workshops and lessons in portrait lighting, portable flashes, posing, and Lightroom. If you are looking for a personal experience to improve your photography, thinking of  launching your photography career, or are just feeling stuck and want to move your photography forward, then give us a call at 604-307-4566.


Upcoming Photography Workshops

Elemental Posing and Lighting

Learn the basics of portrait lighting and posing. This course will introduce the concepts of lighting and posing a subject to flatter. Through a combination of lecture and demonstration, students will learn the

concepts necessary to obtain a higher quality portrait. The students will then have a chance to practice these skills with models. A basic understanding of camera operation is required for this course.

This workshop is limited to 6 attendees

September 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Registration: $ 195

Location: Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver.

Call 604-307-4566 to register or use the online registration form

Flash Photography Using Small Strobes

Len-Grinke-Photography-Headshot-1018-1394This photography workshop focuses on one of the least understood pieces of gear in your came bag – your flash. Yet, the flash can be one of the most powerful tools in your bag - once you know how to use it correctly.

This workshop will teach you how to unleash the power of your flash and then show you how to harness its power to create dynamic, powerful images that will add a whole new dimension to you photography.

This is a 2 day workshop filled with lecture, discussion, models, and critiques – all designed to make you a flash fanatic.

October 13 - 14, 2018 – 10am - 4pm both days (please note revised dates)

Registration $245

Call 604-307-4566 to register or use the online registration form.

Lightroom Workshop

Learn how to unleash the power of Lightroom in this one day Lightroom workshop. This workshop explores in depth the Library and develop modules of Lightroom.

Organizing and keeping track of your images is always a challenge for photographers. Learn from a professional photographer some sure fire methods of keeping your images organized using Lightroom. You will then learn advanced sorting techniques that allow you to quickly sort through your images and select your favourites.  You will also learn how to keep track of your favourites so that they can be easily found and retrieved.

This workshop takes a deep dive into the Develop Module and using Lightroom for retouching portraits. You will explore the tools pallet and learn how to use these tools for image processing and enhancement. Presets are a big part of the develop module and this workshop explores them fully. You will learn about global presets, how to apply them, how to modify them and how to create your own. We will also explore brush presets and how they are different than than global presets, how to apply them, how to modify them, and how to create your own.

This Lightroom workshop is very hands on. You will need to bring your own laptop loaded with a current version of Lightroom. If you are a student of the Posing and Body Dynamics or Flash Lighting Workshops, bring your favourite images from those workshop to work on. You can also bring about 10 of their own images if you did not attend the other workshops so that you can apply the techniques learned in the workshop directly to your own work.

Saturday October 27, 2018, 10am - 4pm (please note revised date)

This workshop is now full. I will be running this workshop again in the Spring.