Studio Lighting Workshop

  • August 5, 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.

 

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Important:
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.

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Reservation required and SPACE is EXTREMELY LIMITED

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  • JS B.

    John, thanks again for the great workshop. I know preparing these things and finding a place for them takes a lot of time.

    I disagree with GMak. Taking the time for all of us to walk through a setup would have drastically limited the amount of time to present material.

    Presenting us with ideas to consider and practice at home makes more sense. I've already put some of the ideas from the class into practice for some photos I just made for a friend. They came out well and she's happy with them, but I'm going to keep practicing.

    John's notes will provide reference images, and a quick google will provide more if those are not sufficient.

    I want a softbox. I'm checking out options.

    August 8, 2013

    • GMak

      Completely agree with you if it is a lecture seminar. If it's a hands-on workshop, that's something different. Depends on what the nature of the workshop is defined as. (BTW didn't suggest we do set up - just take photos in an organized manner.)

      August 9, 2013

  • John C.

    Thanks, GMak. Appreciate the comments and will work on incorporating the time into future classes!

    August 6, 2013

  • GMak

    Perhaps a little more organized hands on time... might I suggest next time, perhaps some orchestrated practice, such as explaining and then setting up "Da Vinci lighting" and have everyone line up take their shot, then "butterfly lighting" and have everyone line up and take their shot, etc., so we all get all the shots ourselves with out own equipment... everyone was in each others' way and it was difficult to get the reference shots from a consistent position... just a thought. Otherwise, it was great. Learned a lot. Took lots of notes! Thanks!

    August 6, 2013

  • Bhargava K.

    okay okay

    August 5, 2013

  • John C.

    I liked it and thought it went well. But I'm biased.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Alan L.

    Great information.

    August 5, 2013

  • John C.

    A notebook and questions. This will be interactive.

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • JS B.

      thanks!

      August 4, 2013

  • JS B.

    Other than cameras, should we bring anything?

    Also: Thanks to John and the NW PhotoLens folks for providing the class!

    August 4, 2013

  • Brian H.

    cant get off of my day job to come do this

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    oops - sorry. Wrong date. Disregard (and I thought it was Tuesday anyway, so I'll make it after all!)

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If not, John you owe me a beer :-)

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all, I just booked a job so I've got to bail as well. Anyone want to take my place?

    June 27, 2013

  • Karen F.

    Any chance I can get my money back? I'm going to be out of town that date.

    June 24, 2013

    • Earnie

      Sorry, Karen, but we don't do refunds on workshops (except in extreme situations). We just aren't staffed to do that and we also take a hit on processing fees. That policy is stated clearly and verified as understood at registration by Meetup.

      There is someone on the waiting list of this workshop. If you want to work out a payment exchange with them, we could swap the registrations. If you want to do that, please message me directly. I will put the two of you in touch and verify with you when you have the payment.

      June 25, 2013

    • Bhargava K.

      Thanks Earnie. I sent an email to Karen about possible payment options, once we work that out, we will send you a message.

      June 25, 2013

  • Bhargava K.

    Any chance of one more session for the same?

    June 24, 2013

    • Earnie

      Possibly, Bhargava. If enough people are on the waiting list, then we will consider it.

      In the meantime, please see my comment to Karen about possibly taking her slot.

      June 25, 2013

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