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New Meetup: Intro to Studio Lighting

From: Neil B.
Sent on: Monday, May 10, 2010 9:02 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Photography Group!

What: Intro to Studio Lighting

When: Saturday, May 15,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $65.00 per person

OK Hotel
212 Alaskan Way S.
Seattle, WA 98104

Introduction to Studio Lighting:

Finally... a weekend class!

Studio lighting can be mysterious and intimidating to new and experienced photographers alike. This introductory crash course will shed some light on the subject and give you the confidence to start working in the studio right away. I will provide you with an essential understanding of lighting sources, modifiers, metering, and practical applications for every-day projects. You will leave the studio armed with the knowledge you need to create consistent, predictable results you and your clients can count on.

Class style is hands-on and conversational. We will start with some theory relating to light and lighting tools and then move into hands-on practice. If you have a question during the class, bring it up and we'll move in that direction... every class is unique, depending on the students.

Topics covered will include:

hot lights vs strobes
mono lights vs speed lights
metering in the studio
white balance in the studio
basic portrait set up
essential modifiers (softbox, umbrella, reflector, etc.)
key light
fill light
hair light

My classes are very hands-on and conversational. I work hard to meet the level of everyone in the class so no one is bored and no one is left behind. If you have a question during the class, bring it up and we'll move in that direction... every class is unique, depending on the students.

This class serves as a foundation of lighting information for future workshops.

Read about our other workshops and events at

Class size is limited to 8 to 10 people to allow for significant hands-on experience and individual attention. Please allow 3 to 4 hours for this class. Please send payment in advance to [address removed] through PayPal. Your YES rsvp will not be complete until payment has been received or you've made other arrangements with me directly. I'm sorry but there will be no refunds on last-minute cancellations.

My studio is located inside the OK Hotel in Pioneer Square: 212 Alaskan Way S, 98104. Parking is free Sundays and after 6:00 pm. The building is secure so you will need to call my cell phone when you arrive:[masked]

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns or if you need help with directions.

I look forward to seeing you in class!

Neil Buckland
Lumenars Photographic
[address removed]

Read what others have said about my workshops:

? This was a great introduction to studio lighting. But, really it's all due to Neil. He is a gifted instructor, knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about his craft. The session was hands on and paced to the participants. He made it look and feel easy to get outstanding results. I am looking forward to the next one! ? --Risa

? Tons of hands on experience. Neil was full of information and handled "off the wall" questions very well. The class seemed to flow to what interested us most. There were several different experience levels in the room and he catered to all of them well. ? --Thobert

? I enjoyed this experiential workshop and learned many useful techniques. The participants were able to experiment with many lighting combinations. A tethered shooting system provided immediate feedback. Neil's questions provoked me to think deeper about lighting and when participants' answers didn't expose things completely, Neil supplemented those answers to complete the exposure. It was fun working with the other participants. I felt like I was part of a team that was learning new things. The workshop provided some theory but focused on technique. That focus was just right for me. ? --Steven

? I highly recommend Neil's classes. He is a great teacher: patient, knowledgeable and gives hands-on experience. His small class sizes allow for a discussion-style teaching and caters to each individual's wants and needs. In the three plus hours, Neil gave us a wealth of knowledge, tips and ideas. This is well-worth the money. ? --Angela

? The organizer had great insight and was very open with his experiences and knowledge. He provided both the technical and real-world training as it related to lighting. He was open to any questions we asked. He also made sure everyone kept up. It was a great experience, and I am looking forward to his next training sessions. ? --Huzefam

? Neil's workshop was more than I expected! He created an open learning environment and had all the professional equipment for us to work with. Neil did a great job answering questions and encouraging participation. He was very knowledgeable with all types of photography and techniques. I highly recommended his workshops and am looking forward to part 2! ? --Erika

? Got exactly what I was looking for out of the session. Neil was great at adapting to the level of the attendees, and was able to modify contents accordingly. Thanks Neil ! ? --Rob

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