Studio Lighting Workshop – December 19

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Studio Lighting Workshop for Photographers

This workshop is an introduction to Photography Studio Lighting Equipment and Techniques. You don’t need any knowledge of studio lighting to attend and benefit from this workshop.
There’s a wealth of knowledge available about lighting, everything from photo floods to the most elaborate studio strobes. You can find plenty of information on technical specifications, accessories and techniques, but it’s difficult to get this boiled down to the basic knowledge you need to get started in studio photography.

In this workshop we’ll make an end-run to the information you need to get started as a studio photographer, or to simply gain a better understanding of working with flash. Because lighting is the most important factor in any photography that’s what we’ll concentrate on, but not just the equipment, the implementation too. We’ll spend time discussing the use of various equipment independently and in conjunction with other systems.
You’ll learn ways to use studio lighting in almost any environment and achieve professional looking results.
Studio Lighting Setup
You’ll come away from this workshop with the confidence to go home or back to your studio and start shooting professional portraiture.
Another critical part of this workshop will be the discussion about equipment budgets. I’ve found that much of the information you find in publications has no regard for your budget.  Learning from my experience selling studio lighting, I know first-hand that this is not a realistic way to teach on the subject. Because of this we’ll discuss methods of lighting as they pertain to a wide range of budgets too. We’ll talk about ways that you can start on a shoe-string budget and yet, have equipment that you’ll continue to use for years to come. I’ll show you ways to add to your lighting equipment while preserving your current investment. 
Digital and Film Camera Users – you will learn how to use studio lighting with your camera. We’ll talk about various systems that work seamlessly with digitalJackie Portriat and/or film cameras, and ways of adapting to existing systems.
We will likely be working with a model all day and lunch is included in your registration.  In this workshop we are going to go straight to work in the studio, so there will be NO classroom theory included.  We are going hands-on immediately and all day long. So bring your camera and the manual in case we need to lookup settings to get you working with the lights.  If you have lights, bring them if you want to and if we can, we’ll set them up and work with them too. 
My plan is to have no more than 15 people in this session, so the note below about limited seating is very serious.  Many of you receiving this as an invitation have requested this workshop, and because of my tight schedule, this is the last time I offer it in 2009.  If this one fills up I’ll try offering it again, but if there are less than 6 people registered I will cancel.  If you know people who need to get with the program and attend you should get after them.
Seating is very limited, so sign up early.
We will be meeting in Studio C which is accessible through the Spruce Street side door of Douglas Photographic Imaging and the door will be locked as soon as the class starts.  So be there on time and be ready to get to work.
Here’s what the students are saying!I’m so glad I had the opportunity to attend your Studio Lighting Workshop. I learned so much and had a really great time.
Thanks for all your help!
Had a great time …, I learned a lot.  Michelle was a wonderful model and a pleasure to work with who made the day go by so quickly.  I attached what I think are my best shots from the day.  Almost everything there, including the editing, I have learned from your seminars.

Good workshop! I feel like my time was well spent!


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~ by jrcowell on December 5, 2009.

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