Free Portrait Lighting Class by Westcott. Intermediate to Advanced

Lighting for Portraiture
Presented by David Piazza, National Accounts Manager, F.J. Westcott

Seminar Description:

If you are thinking of branching out into the world of studio portraiture photography, and are flummoxed by the daunting world of portraiture lighting, this seminar is for you.

Take control of your lighting environment and produce the style you envision by understanding the properties of light and the manipulation possible with light modifiers.

“Lighting for Portraiture” is a unique workshop that allows you to get up close and personal with the equipment used to capture award-winning images from the top pros. Presented is a thorough discussion of:

- Comprehensive explanation of the different types of light and their properties, including color temperature, specularity and intensity.

- Quality and importance of light and exposure in photography and with the use of digital image capturing.

- Discussion of the similarities and differences between film and digital image capture and the effects of the different types of light in both mediums.

- Discussion and illustration of different types of lighting products: tungsten bulbs and reflectors, portable electronic flash, studio flash, daylight fluorescent and new LED continuous light sources.

- How to control light using numerous types of light modifiers including collapsible reflectors, umbrellas, soft boxes and collapsible soft boxes with comprehensive demonstration and tips in indoor and outdoor manipulation of light.

- Posing and light pattern technique through the use of live demonstrations and models.


Bring your camera so you can learn first hand and see the results of different techniques, light modifiers and types of light. Lighting set-up and live model is provided so you can get the most out of this informative seminar.

Requirements:

Bring your camera, with mid range zoom lens, so you can learn first hand and see the results of different techniques and light modifiers. Lighting set-up and live model is provided so you can get the most out of this informative seminar.

Attendees should have a basic understanding of manual exposure and be able to set their DSLR for “custom” white balance.

Level: Intermediate beginner through advanced.

Please Note. We are charging a $5.00 reservation fee to sign up for this seminar. As space is limited we want to eliminate the possibility of “No Shows.” Your $5.00 reservation fee will be refunded to Paypal when you attend the seminar Saturday Afternoon. Please only sign up if you are certain you can attend. Thank You.

Biography:

David Piazza

Gaining a love for photography during high school David Piazza received formal photographic training at Newcastle Polytechnic in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Now with over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry, shooting weddings, portraits, event photography and managing color labs, and presently Westcott Technical advisor, David has also had the unique opportunity of working with the most renowned photographers in our industry today. Dave will walk you step by step through the basics of image capture and lighting into some of the most desired lighting techniques.

 

Please Note, Parking is not available in our lot for classes. Two hour FREE Parking is available in the structure on Broxton, two blocks away. http://www.localresearch.com/listings/broxton-ave-public-parking/

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  • Tara M.

    How long does it take for the refund to process??? I never received any type of refund for the deposit.

    April 26, 2013

  • Clive G.

    I agree with everyone else that this was very informative and the continuous lighting demonstrations made it so easy to see the effect of lighting adjustments! Also, so grateful that this class was free!

    April 15, 2013

  • Gale K

    Great presentation and information. Loved the hands-on portion. Speaker was open to answering all questions and stayed as late as needed.

    April 15, 2013

  • lynn

    Thanks, it was great!

    April 14, 2013

  • Ken A.

    Great Class !!!

    April 13, 2013

  • Calvin L.

    Very informative. The demonstration was helpful

    April 13, 2013

  • Ron

    FANTASTIC Class (again)!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoy the class

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was great! Good material presented to start with, and some hands on too. Very useful.

    April 13, 2013

  • Executive D.

    sorry for the late change...I got called in to work...

    April 12, 2013

  • Fred

    Sadly this is no more room in this class. We have a Profoto Lighting class in the works for June and will hold the Westcott one again in the Summer. Hopefully I will be posting a great Flash class soon, there will be two sessions of 40 people Saturday afternoon 5/18, just waiting for confirmation from the instructor.

    April 10, 2013

  • Eddie C.

    Hi Barry, will there be another Portrait Lighting Class in the near future? If so, when?

    April 10, 2013

  • Rick M.

    Hey Barry can I squeeze in?

    April 9, 2013

  • Rick M.

    Let me know guys if anything opens up. Im in!!

    April 9, 2013

  • Eilish H.

    I know this is late. I am hoping there are last minute dropouts. I would like to attend on Sat Apr 13th. I'd be happy to pay the $5. I will be in the area at the right time so if you could let me know, even at the last minute, I can be there. Thanks a lot. Eilish

    April 9, 2013

  • Ken L.

    Definitely interested if there is a cancellation - is there a waiting list?

    April 7, 2013

  • anthony

    hi, it says there is one spot left but it is not letting me reserve. i'm highly interested

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate to cancel, but I have to travel to Georgia and won't be able to make it back for this meetup. I hope someone else can take my place.

    April 6, 2013

  • Yingjia

    Hi, Barry, I'm very interested. Try to RSVP but says " it is full". Wondering whether I can still squeeze in? Thanks!

    April 3, 2013

    • Fred

      Keep checking in, someone might drop out and open up a spot but ecause this is hands on, space is limited. Our other classes can accommodate about 45 people.

      April 3, 2013

    • Yingjia

      ok, will see my luck, thanks and hope to see you!

      April 3, 2013

  • Tara M.

    Hi Barry, I rsvp'd and paid the fee through PayPal, but it doesn't show that I'm registered. I received a confirmation email for the payment received. Thanks!!

    April 3, 2013

    • Fred

      You are all set, i just had to add you manually.

      April 3, 2013

  • Bassam j.

    Hello , am not familiar with this payment system !! I dont have in my country !! What shall i do ??

    March 28, 2013

    • Fred

      Sure but Saturday is not a class. It's a seminar about choosing the camera that is right for you. There is no Photography instructions at all, just to be clear.

      March 29, 2013

    • Bassam j.

      Got it , that is what i need , thank you very much.

      March 29, 2013

  • Larry D.

    Barry, I just wanted to make sure that the $5 will be refunded when I show up for the class, even though your refund policy states: Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.
    Also I noticed you mentioned something about Paypal (I personally DO NOT use paypal and don't want to have another account out there) so is there another way to make the rsvp?

    March 25, 2013

    • Fred

      I have not heard from you yet Larry and there are only a few spots left.

      March 29, 2013

    • Larry D.

      Barry, I called yesterday but the associates weren't able to or weren't familiar with how to reserve my spot, so they told me to call back Friday, but I saw your post that it is full. If there is another spot open, please let me know & I'll call you. Thanks.

      March 29, 2013

  • Fred

    This class is officially full. As we get closer and see how much space we need for the lights and Model we may be able to accommodate more people so if you are interested, post a message here.

    Thanks

    Barry

    March 29, 2013

  • Clive G.

    Barry,

    Thanks for arranging this great seminar! I gave you my credit card info, so I am assuming you will add me to the list. Thanks, Clive

    March 26, 2013

  • Fred

    Payment update. When you pay, pleas send me you Meetup User Name. I have to add your RSVP manually. If I get a payment from Robert and your user name is "PhotoBob" I will have no way of adding the right person.
    Thanks!

    March 26, 2013

  • FLB

    I just went through paypal a few minutes ago. My name doesn't appear on the list of people attending. I hope this is fixed.

    March 25, 2013

  • Pearl

    I'm bummed I can't make it to this event. Hopefully you will have this event again.

    March 25, 2013

  • victor

    Looking forward to it.

    March 25, 2013

  • Ron

    Just signed up. Couldn't care less about a refund. Really looking forward to this class. Coincidentally, I am just starting to read Light, Science and Magic (Hunter). This is going to be great!

    March 25, 2013

  • Fred

    This is a FREE seminar. The $5.00 is a reservation fee to guarantee that everyone who signs up, will be in attendance. The instructor is coming in from Las Vegas and I want to make sure that it is a class full of eager students. The $5.00 will be refunded back when you come to the seminar.


    Thank You for your understanding

    Barry

    March 25, 2013

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