Studio Lighting Workshop #1
Maximum of six students to allow for as much hands-on work as possible as well as keeping the student-teacher ratio low.
It is all about the light. Photography is known as painting with light and this in-depth introductory workshop will teach you to take control and consistently shape light in the way you want. Studio lighting for portraits is easy if broken down into bite-sized pieces, which is what we’ll do with this workshop. We’ll start here with the basics and develop a firm foundation on which to grow and explore.
We will talk about:
- studio equipment
- camera settings
- using a light meter–why and who cares
- how and when to use the basic facial poses – frontal, 3/4 front, profile, 3/4 back, back
- how to create basic facial lighting patterns and when to use them – split, loop, Rembrant, butterfly, broad, and short
- the verbiage of light
- how and when to use modifiers, such as umbrellas, soft boxes, beauty dishes, octa-boxes, and grids
A basic understanding of photography is a must for this class. You should know aperture, shutter speed, ISO, as well as what they do. You don’t have to bring any equipment except for your camera and preferably a tripod. We are planning to have an intermediate as well as an advanced workshop for which this workshop will be a requirement.
This is a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Continuing Education workshop. You do not have to be a member of PPA or a professional to participate. If you are a PPA member, participants will receive a service merit towards you Master or Craftsman degree. It also counts a continuing education for Certified Professional Photographers.