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Studio Lighting Workshop

  • Jul 1, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Seattle's John Cornicello has been making beautiful photographs all his life. He is known for his portraits, but even more so for his lighting. John's hands-on, small-group workshop will focus on sharpening your lighting skills and putting you in the know about lighting.

This workshop will start with the basics of light--what is it, what qualities does it have, and how does it works. Is all light good? How can you use light? How can you use light in ways you want in a portrait setting? Students will also be taking portraits of each other (or of the mannequin, if you prefer). Bring your camera!

This workshop will help you know and understand the answers to questions like these: What is hard light? What is soft light? Does light source matter? How can you modify the light? What do we see when we see the light? What are the transitions? What are the types of reflections? What's the inverse square law, and why should I care? What's the angle of incidence, and why should I care?

Can light act like makeup? What are catch lights? What is split, Rembrandt, loop, butterfly, Paramount? Is broad light better for short people, and is short light better for broad people, or what? How do you feather light, and is a bird wing involved? Does lens choice matter? How do you solve problems like eyeglasses? Oily skin? Fat faces?

You will learn all of this and more. And you will practice it. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn from a lighting master.

You can learn more about John and see more of his work on his website at Cornicello Photography.



This workshop may include activities which may be strenuous, dangerous, or otherwise carry the risk of injury, death, or property damage. While this workshop description is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed accurate or complete by NW Photo LENS. You agree that NW Photo LENS and its officers and affiliates are not responsible for any inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information in this description. You assume all risks incidental to the workshop for which an opening is booked, whether before, during or after the workshop. Further, you hereby waive any claims for personal injury, death, or property damage against NW Photo LENS and its officers and affiliates on behalf of yourself and any accompanying minor for this event.



Reservation required and SPACE is EXTREMELY LIMITED

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  • Charlie D.

    Great job, very understandable and information packed.

    July 1, 2013

  • LTen

    John did a great job showing different types of lighting techniques and explaining the differences. The smaller group made for easier interaction and more personal help. Thanks John!!

    July 1, 2013

  • Reuben

    If you are unable to make this event and have a ticket I will purchase it from you. Please let me know. Thank you.

    June 25, 2013

  • Don A.

    I live in Snohomish and take the bus to work in Seattle so evenings in Seattle are not good for me. Saturday mornings would be best for me and please consider holding some in Lynnwood or somewhere in South Snohomish County.

    June 20, 2013

  • Earnie

    We are repeating this workshop in August. Please see

    June 9, 2013

  • Lori Davis- S.

    Baaa. I will be in Montana...taking photos so that's good, will miss you guys though. Have a great workshop!

    June 7, 2013

  • Charlie D.

    @John, do we only bring our cameras?

    June 8, 2013

    • John C.

      Bring a lens, too :) We will supply lights and a trigger. Bring a smile, too, if you want to be photographed. I think it is good to get experience on both sides of the camera.

      1 · June 8, 2013

  • Jamie C.

    Is there a waiting list for this meetup? :)

    June 8, 2013

  • Karen F.

    How do I pay for this?

    June 7, 2013

  • Joe

    sniped the last one... email out at 10:40, last one sold at 14:24

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Shelle S.

    This would be awesome!

    Dang. Don't have access to pay pal here at work!:(

    June 7, 2013

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