Adding external lights to a scene allows the photographer to create a unique mood. Objects can be separated from the background, highlighted or hidden, a portrait can be made sinister and mysterious or soft and calm.

This evenings program will be the first of a two part series that focus on using external lighting to create unique images. Part one will stress fundamentals of camera settings, setting flash power, and location of flash. We'll start with instruction and demonstrations and then break into groups to experiment and explore using our own equipment.

Bring your cameras and external flashes if you have them. We'll have spare strobes and reflectors, and maybe a flood light and sheet of foam board for those who like the idea of being a creative photographer using household equipment.

Norm Aubin will provide refreshments for this evening.

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  • Norm A.

    Thanks Karen. I can only take 1/4 credit for anything that happened, and the rest falls onto Dom, Ron, and You. I think the four of us will be the only ones to realize what actually goes into these types of things, and it will leave me with a greater appreciation, fir those who take on this task in the future. I learn something new each time the four of us get together to plan one of these events. As always, thanks for the help, and input.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Karen L.

    Great job Norm. You really know your lighting and can present it logically and concisely (is that POSSIBLE??) You need to teach. Thanks Dom and Ron for all the setup-techincal and light-wise

    March 21, 2013

  • Lois F L.

    Sorry I forgot to post the refreshment person for program night in the monthly email!! I'll try to remember for the next couple of months.

    March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I didn't get the march email yet

      March 4, 2013

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