Lighting Elements Workshop

Great images are created using either natural or artificial lighting or a blend of both in elegant and dramatic ways.  This series of semi-private, multi-session workshops will
give you an understanding and working knowledge of lighting and techniques for the creative, working photographer.  These workshops will feature segments on assembling, quantifying, and manipulating light and build your confidence to create the distinctive and dramatic images that you have seen and want to create for yourself.

Each of these workshops will be very hands-on, both in a class setting and in the field working with real-life situations.

Basic Elements Workshop - We will cover the elements of light - its softness, quality, texture and temperature, direction, phase and dynamic range.  There are only four things that can happen to light when it encounters an object: Reflection, Refraction, Diffusion, and Absorption.  We will look at each and how the photographer can exploit each for great images. 

Advanced Lighting Workshop - This session will include custom white balance adjustments, using gels and light modifiers, multiple artificial light sources, radio triggers, Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS).  We will work with reflectors, modifiers and add artificial lighting to natural settings as well as learn how to control the ratio of ambient to artificial light to create powerful and dramatic effects in your portraits.  We learn and practice capturing practical high dynamic range (HDR) photographs.

Attending these multi-session workshops, you will learn:

Basic lighting principles
What equipment to include in your location kit.
Different methods for adding fill light to a scene
Creating dramatic lighting effects, even in bright sunlight!
Metering single and multiple source lighting in studio and on location.
Hands-on practice with numerous lighting modifiers for speedlights and studio strobes.
Use various color gels to add impact to your photograph.

Presented as a Hands-On workshop:

These in-depth  workshops will give you a wide range of useful and practical information by focusing on hands-on participation to help cement the concepts presented and improve your understanding.

Photographers should have a good understanding of their own cameras and remote lighting options and are encouraged to bring equipment manuals for reference.  A laptop or notebook computer will be helpful during class sessions.


Jack began photography in 1964, shooting and developing film and creating black & white prints and enlargements in his own home-made darkroom.  Working for a subsidiary of Coors brewing company, He developed infrared scanning and a patented high-speed industrial photographic system used to visually inspect rolling aluminum and installed in multiple manufacturing plants worldwide by Coors and Lauener Engineering of Thun, Switzerland.  His studio has been used for several recent "Shutterbug" articles and has appeared in Joe Faraces's new book - "Studio Lighting Anywhere".

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    Excellent workshop. Lots of information in a short period of time. I am finally ready to put some of these ideas to good use.

    November 21, 2012

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