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Bring What you have! Portraiture and lighting Setups

  • Nov 16, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Ian Murray Photography

Many of my lighting classes teach the basics of studio and speedlight use but it is often the case that your own equipment is somewhat different from the studio set up.  So how do you transfer the knowledge and get the best results from what you have.

Whether it is a full set of studio lights or a single speedlight, bring it along to the class and we will go through ways in which you can get the best out of what you have.  There is no need to be embarrassed about lack of equipment or the funky lighting set you own. Bring it along and see how you can use it to make great portraits.

With over forty years of experience I have experienced just about every possible set-up and have worked whole shoots with equipment that ranged from a single on camera speedlight to a full studio set-up with computer controlled lighting. I am positive I can teach you how to get the best out of what you have.

Learn the specific techniques that work for your particular set-up!


The image on the left was created outdoors with just a single Canon Flash.



The class will run from 10am until 5pm with a break for lunch.

There is a limit of six participants












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  • Leslie P.

    what a great workshop.. learned out to use my strobelights as well as what other's brought and found out about some pretty cool gadgets.

    November 18, 2013

  • Ken W

    Wow! This workshop was unbelievable!! It was awesome to learn what I can do with the equipment that I already own. The instruction I received was truly top notch. I learned a ton, met a lot of great people and had a lot of fun. I'll definitely be signing up for another workshop with Ian.

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Patty L.

    Amazing. I learned soooo much.

    November 16, 2013

  • Jed M.

    My parole just came through. Looking forward to doing some shooting!

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Andrea G.

    I need to wait till later to see if I have a ride to get there; if I do I will sign up later on this evening.

    November 8, 2013

  • Andrea G.

    I have hand me down lights I want to learn to use. I don't have triggers yet. Will you have those available so I can leave knowing how to both set up and adjust the light output?

    November 6, 2013

    • Ian M.

      Yes I will have several kinds of trigger that we can use.

      November 6, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Will we be shooting still life's or models?

    November 3, 2013

    • Ian M.

      It is a class about bringing your own stuff, so whatever people bring will dictate what we shoot.

      November 3, 2013

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