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Working with Dramatic Studio Lighting & Models

  • Jul 28, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Join us for this event and learn more advanced techniques for creating "edgy" images with light.

We will cover:

- Ways to create drama and impact using different lighting sources and modifiers

- Posing and interacting with the subject to capture just the right look and your vision

- setting up the scene with styling and incorporating simple props, such as sunglasses or a sports ball or helmet

We will work with a couple of models and couple different lighting sources.

This event is limited to only 12 people plus the organizers. There will be 2-3 models to work with!

I will have two or three shooting areas to practice in, or we may even work outside some. You are also encouraged to bring whatever lighting sources you generally use. I will be sharing and have mine set-up, but have been asked if it's ok to practice with your own equipment during our events - ABSOLUTELY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do require that you have a pretty sound understanding of light before RSVPing for this class.  This is a good class for intermediate to advanced photographers. However, if you are not familiar with working in manual mode and using off camera lighting, this class may be too advanced for you.

We use the Aputure transceivers in our events. I do have 4 extras for sharing (Nikon and Canon, but no other models)

I always encourage you to purchase one of your own. A set of these will also fire your flash off camera, and work as a remote shutter release. A set of 2 is only $66. There are many varieties of radio triggers, but these are very inexpensive units which allow everyone to be on the same system.

Nikon - http://amzn.to/Y3UlsU

Canon - http://amzn.to/Y72APZ

Sony - http://amzn.to/19rc7NK

This class is not for BEGINNERS! Most of our events are, but unfortunately this one is not!

Thanks and I hope to see you there...

* As always, the models at our events are promised at least 2 high resolution images from each attendee in exchange for their time and allowing us to use their images in our portfolios. They do sign a model release which gives you the right to use the images in your portfolios, and for marketing reasons, but not for resell. If you wish for that kind of release, you must discuss it individually with each model before photographing them and bring your own release along.


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  • Rick M.

    Am very interested in getting back into photography. Unfortunately, I know practically nothing about digital, as I used to do 2 1/4 and 4x5 in the late 1970s. Don't have a good digital camera. Is this event suitable for me? I always loved dramatic studio lighting. Lighting makes the picture.

    April 15, 2014

  • Frank K.

    The pictures are done! The pictures are done! Good God almighty Frank finally got the pictures done!!! Posting the best later tonight and I will be putting out download links to models.

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    here is a cheap ring light for a flash

    http://www.diy-lighting-kits.com/ring-flash/

    August 4, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Here's a link to the little "crazy" light I demonstarted in the 101 class. It's very inexpensive so obviously comes with a lot of limitations but can certainly work for many situations once you learn to play with it (especially as a background light). It's $35 here - but comes with the flash socket and the little floor/ background stand.

    http://amzn.to/YUlKJK

    July 30, 2013

  • Christina D.

    Great, as usual. I always learn so much every time I go to one of Lori's classes. Thank for that, Lori!

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Christina D.

      I am going to look into that - thanks. Sorry bout the bag - I know you have enough stuff to look after....!

      July 29, 2013

    • Christina D.

      I also wanted to mention that I know 17 year old twin boys who are reeeally handsome, nice and very photographic if you ever want some boys...they said they would be interested.

      July 29, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I had a great time at my first event with this group. Got some great shots and learned alot from the event. The networking was also fantastic. Looking forward to the next event.

    July 29, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Fun times. Loved watching all the collaboration!!! The smaller group made it a bit easier I think, but I still I think everyone just gets too excited shooting and forgets to look around and keep an eye out for other photographers. All in all, there was enough models and enough time to allow everyone to walk away with plenty of images and new lighting knowledge. We will continue to keep events limited in numbers to the model ratio. So good meeting everyone. Looking forward to the next visit!

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great meet up, great people, I don't know what was more fun trying different lighting set-ups or meeting the great photographers and models

    2 · July 29, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Sorry Linda. I promised to not accept more than 12 though :-)

    July 27, 2013

    • Linda B.

      Oh I understand...no problem. Just hate that I missed it. You have to have limits for sure. Hopefully see ya next time.

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Linda B.

    Well darn....I missed this one...now I see there's a waiting list if a spot comes open let me know.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is probably good to move these around maybe you will find the sweet spot that brings in the most folks.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lori, if I can get your email, I will send you my thoughts and recommendations to help grow the Southside based on mostly comments from other photographers and organizers I have come in contact with over the last three years.

    July 15, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Please watch for the switch on these events later today. I will be moving them to the weekend of the 28th.
    I just need to know if this location or the north side Norcross one is better for those who plan to still come

    July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      North side works better for me

      July 10, 2013

    • Lori J.

      so sorry Stephen, I usually do work on that side of town but for this one I am going to stay with my south location.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do know how to use my Nikon in manual and a lot of tricks inside out, but I have never played with light sources so I think I'm out until I take a basic class on them..

    July 8, 2013

    • Lori J.

      Replied to your comment in a general comment above. Would love some feedback from everyone so I know what to do.

      July 9, 2013

    • Lori J.

      hey Joel, did you see that I have now posted an earlier event to teach the basics and then this second class would be good for anyone. Both classes are only $59.

      July 15, 2013

  • Shirley G.

    Hi Jill., I just saw your note of cancellation of the class today. I will not be able to make it on the 28th,therefore, I would appreciate your crediting the fee, $39 back to my credit card that I used to pay for it. My receipt no is:[masked], paid July 7,2013.

    Also, the location is a bit far for me. I live in Stone Mountain. However, I was going to make the class today, but probably will not in the future because of the distance. Please inform me as to when the fee will be credited back to my credit card.
    Thank you.
    Shirley Greene

    July 13, 2013

    • Lori J.

      So sorry you won't be able to join us still Shirley. I really must have at least 10 people on my RSVP list to make an event a "go". 10 on one or 5 on each, and at this price that would only ensure that I'd clear the bottom line costs of the event. Usually this is not an issue but this was also the first time I ever posted something on the south side of town. Just wondering if this is what happened. IDK. Refund is on it's way. Hope to see you join us on another event soon though.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    well sure don't we all want these to be as close to home as possible. but this is only 20 to 30 minutes further down the road. no big deal

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lori if this is going to be on the Northside, I will need to cancel my reservation. The drive is a little too far and the main reason I have not been active with the group.

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great. I will pass the word to some folks on the South side that might be interested.

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • Steven H.

      I live in the southeast side of Atlanta and don't understand what the big deal is about the drive. However, I don't agree that ALL events should be in the northern Atlanta area. Afterall, if you're going to be a photographer, you would have to drive to where the work is...unless you plan to spend all your time in your studio. Quite honestly, it doesn't take that long to get around Atlanta, since this group does not meet at times that you have to deal with rush hour traffic. Just my thoughts :)

      July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to this. I do like the high contrast lighting photos.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Lori J.

    I just wanted to be sure everyone saw the change of date - to the 28th? I don't want anyone coming today. I have no other way to contact you but through this site!
    Also, the event for earlier in the day on the 28th is suppose to be a lighting 101 class, my assistant accidentally post a camera basic 101 class. I will fix it asap. Again the two classes combined are only $59.

    July 13, 2013

  • Steven H.

    Ben, Morrow is on the southside, just south of the airport on I-75.

    July 13, 2013

  • Frank K.

    Attending and looking forward to it.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Lori J.

    I have not had a very good response to this upcoming weekend, but not sure why. I'm now wondering if I switch the first class to a lighting 101 and then do the second one here as a follow up if more of you will feel comfortable coming?
    I will show you techniques in this class that I think anyone wishing to learn about studio lighting will really enjoy, but there needs to be a little bit of a foundation first. Simple things like how the triggers work, synch speed, and important of color balance settings, are important to know before moving to more advanced techniques. Maybe it's just a bad weekend in Atlanta, or if it's the new south Atlanta location. I usually post on the North side. Any feed back will be helpful so I can fix and re-post these events. I will decide by tonight whether to cancel or reschedule. :-(

    July 9, 2013

    • Steven H.

      I totally agree with your comments.

      July 9, 2013

    • Lori J.

      ok, I am going to re-plan the day and move them to Sunday the 28th? Steve, I'd love to do the two in the morning (and.... if the first one with basic lighting doesn't have models then then we should be fine). The problem I run into is when I add models to anything on the weekend before noon, is they cancel or don't show up last minute. I've done enough of these events to know that fact! If I have children in the morning we do just fine but for some reason adult models are impossible in the morning. LOL

      July 10, 2013

  • Rhay H.

    not familiar enough with lighting yet for this

    July 8, 2013

    • Lori J.

      I'm thinking of teaching in the morning a Lighting 101 class so more can attend this. Would you be interested? I may just do a 2 classes for one price of $60

      July 9, 2013

    • Rhay H.

      Let us know what you decide.. I know us 2 Olympus users throw a kink into things.. LOL but we are willing to learn and eager to shoot. and lighting is one of the things we need to work on !

      July 9, 2013

  • Shirley G.

    I did'nt see the details until I had signed up. I am a beginner to modeling photography,therefore based n the above message perhaps I should not attend. However, I would like to observe - please advise.
    Shirley

    July 7, 2013

    • Lori J.

      Please read the above comments Shirley and let me know what you think. :-)

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How many are needed to have these?

    July 5, 2013

    • Lori J.

      Good question! I need 6 on each event in order to make it a go. I will push it out one more time, but I have often found that many of our members wait until the last couple of days to RSVP. I had the early bird special on both events to encourage early registration.

      July 5, 2013

  • Steven H.

    Lori,
    I'm still waiting to RSVP until you answer my previous question on how to register with the credit I have. Another question, is there a price break if we attend both events that day. Please respond or email me at [masked].

    July 4, 2013

    • Lori J.

      Hey Steve not sure why but I did not get the notification that you had commented under the last thread. Thanks for commenting here again. Emailing you right now!

      July 5, 2013

  • Steven H.

    Lori, I would like to attend and apply the credit I have for the event I could mot attend several weeks ago. How should I handle registering and paying the difference?

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Steven H.

      It was the Shoot-out with Models in Grant Park. It was on June 15th before the 50's Pin-up Girls Shoot. The charge was $20.00.

      June 25, 2013

    • Steven H.

      Lori, I still am not sure how to sign up without paying the total fee through PayPal. Please advise.

      June 30, 2013

  • Nicole

    Won't be in town. Darn. I guess I'll have to catch you guys on the next one.

    June 25, 2013

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