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"Photographing Performance Artists Using Creative Lighting" with Cheryl Willard

  • Nov 23, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Deciding to photograph a performance artist is a “no brainer” - right? I mean, they come equipped with an arsenal of interesting props, wardrobe, and apparatuses (i.e., trapeze, silks, lyras, stilts, fire hoops!), and they are always willing to show off their talents! The truth is, producing a truly spectacular image with a performer isn’t easy and requires hours of pre-planning and the use of creative lighting and post production techniques. So the question is, are you up for the challenge?

During this full-day workshop Cheryl and Joshua will teach you how to use advanced creative lighting techniques, photograph fire, and successfully plan and produce a photoshoot with a performance artist. After lunch you and your team will have three hours to photograph the performance artists with the guidance of our professional staff.

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In this workshop you will learn how to:

•  Control light with modifiers

•  Use advanced creative lighting techniques

•  Photograph fire for outstanding results

•  Prepare the performer and yourself for the session

•  Choose a location based on size and safety

•  Find and approach local performers

•  Understanding their trade for better results

•  Direct performer for the best lighting and angles

•  Work safely with specialty acts like aerial and fire

•  Set yourself up for best post-processing results

This experience is limited to 20 photographers. RSVPing on this event page does not guarantee your attendance in this workshop. To reserve your spot REGISTER HERE

Cost: $150 *Lunch is included* 

Bring: Camera, Tripod, pencil/paper, cable release or remote timer if you have one


Let us know if you have any questions!


-The Photo Studio Group Family



*Certificates, credits, and studio membership perks not valid for this event as it is sponsored, not hosted by Photo Studio Group*


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Joshua and Katie and Cheryl put together an awesome learning experience. I learned a ton about lighting and working with models. Getting to see how both Cheryl and Joshua go from raw image to finished work of art was eye-opening. Many thanks to the performers who came out.

    November 24, 2013

  • Ua C.

    The performers have been announced! Check the event description for the update and if you would like to learn more about our performers please visit:

    October 16, 2013

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