Composite Photography Series Feat. Ronald Koster – Rome

Train to Create & ISFCI are thrilled to announce our upcoming set of events featuring digital artist Adrian Sommeling and Ronald Koster. Based in the Netherlands, Adrian Sommeling will be joining us in Rome for two one-day intensive workshops where he will walk you through his creative process and techniques. Along with Adrian, Ronald Koster will guide you through the lighting set-ups and techniques that will help you to create surreal and stunning images that will enhance your portfolio while improving your skills.

Seminar > 7th of November 2014

Seminar Date: Friday 7th November 2014 / from 15:30 to 6:30 
Seminar Location:  ISFCI Via degli Ausoni, 1 (San Lorenzo) Rome

Train to Create in partnership with ISFCI, Bianca Events and sponsored by Wacom presents “Light Games – Creating a five-point lighting setup for a scene” / The Seminar.

The Seminar is an inspiring open event happening on the Friday evening before the weekend workshops. It is designed to serve as a stand alone opportunity for a wider number of aspiring photographers and as a precursor to all those attending the Master Class weekend.Adrian Sommeling will showcase his photographic work where based on composition techniques, he creates amazing pictures using different visual sources. In the following session, Ronald Koster will discuss the different types of lighting set ups as well as the importance of them in the art of creative composite. Ronald will demonstrate live how to use flash lights in different set ups, from a simple one flash light set up to more complex lighting set ups involving 4 or 5 flash lights.Once the seminar is completed, a Q&A session will be opened for all participants.

Please note that this Seminar is FREE to attend if you book for the workshop.

Workshop > 8th or 9th of November 2014

Workshop Date: 8th or 9th November 2014 (Pick a date) / from 8:30 to 18:00 
Workshop Location:  ISFCI Via degli Ausoni, 1 (San Lorenzo) Roma

Workshops Limited to only 15 attendees per day

A practiced workshop leader, Adrian will impart with participants his insight, experience and techniques for creating unusual, eye-catching images. With the help of Ronald, Adrian will share his methods for both shooting and blending images in post-production.

Though he has only been professional for 3 years, Sommeling has an impressive Facebook fans list and a reputation that commands respect. He has been featured in Photography Monthly, Zoom NL, Digital Photo, Photo Answers and more!

 Saturday and Sunday tickets
(Please pick one date only)

  • Meet and greet! Adrian will explain what’s behind his own photographic style and go over related topics, such as sharing photos and using social media and other websites.
  • The group will then go the external location in order to shoot a background photo. Adrian will explain what to look for in a background image, his techniques and methods and the importance of important aspects such as lighting and shadows.
  • Then participants will begin shooting the models in the ISFCI Studio
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Post-processing! Here Adrian will instruct how to blend the photos together. Participants will learn how to set somebody free from the background, how to use dodge and burn, how to create shadows and much more.
  •  At the end, all the participants will get a brochure to take home that contains all the steps they learned during the workshop. Combined with their hands on experience and guidance from Adrian, they wont ever forget the process! They will also receive a photoshop file of Adrian’s composite photo ‘Sea of Green’ with all the layers in it to use as a guide.

What you need:

  • Personal camera
  • Lenses
  • Speedlight (optional)
  • Own Laptop
  • Photoshop CS4+ installed (The workflow will work with every major version of Photoshop)

Please note:

  • A Wacom tablet will be provided for your use during the workshop.

Free Meet up > 7th of November 2014

Meet Up Date: 7th November 2014 / from 18:30 to 20:00 
Meet Up Location:  100 Montaditos

Train to Create is celebrating the “Adrian Sommeling Composite Series Feat. Ronald Koster” with another FREE Meet up, an invitation to all creatives! Train to create Meet up is the right place to share your ideas and experiences about topics like Photography, Video, Make-Up, Styling, Design, Mood and Concept. It is an open invitation for everyone to participate in an open creative exploration.

Special Prizes

Bamboo Stylus Pen
Intuos Pro Pen&Touch S



Adrian approaches his pieces like photorealistic paintings, sketching out each one before taking to his camera.  As a result he creates striking, unusual and powerful images that are sure to induce a double take.  Heavily inspired by his young son and youthfulness in general, Sommeling creates pieces that capture the beauty and wonder of childlike imagination. This workshop will teach you how to recreate his style while adding your own personal touch.

Ronald Koster is a part time professional photographer with a passion for autonomous work. For his autonomous work he “picks” his models largely from the streets. The handling of his models with his working method he dubs as “Guerrilla Style”. Ronald has in the past recent years worked hard to nail a own a recognizable consistent style of portraits. His photographs have perfected their respect not by finishing endless in post-processing, but mainly by clever use of flash.



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Does the cost of the Workshop includes flights and/or accommodation?

No, you will have to do your travel arrangements and purchase your accommodation separately.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Refund Policy:

1. There is a 14-day cooling off period following the purchase of the ticket where you will receive a full refund minus a 5% administration fee.

2. 14-day after the purchase of the workshop you are entitled a 50% refund.

3. Cancelations made 14 days prior to the event’s date are non refundable.

4. You can transfer your ticket to third parties at any time by informing us in writing at tickets@traintocreate.com

5. No refund will be made for non-attendance of the event

Cancellation Policy:

Train to Create reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or change the location and the time of an event due to unforeseen circumstances. If Train to Create cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.

I have more questions is there any helpline?

If you have a question which is not covered in the description of the event or in the list above, please email workshops@traintocreate.com or telephone +44 (0)20 8133 3492 or +44 (0)20 8980 7756 and we will respond as soon as we can.




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