Basics of Studio Lighting | Assignment: Black & White

Presenter: Benoît Barbé


Benoît will talk a little bit about the lights themselves and the different light modifiers, be they reflectors, umbrellas, softboxes, grids and beauty dishes.  

Afterwards, Benoît will do a live tetheredshoot and demonstration of 2 or 3 studio setups and how to place the lights for the best results and what to look for on the photos.


Assignment: Black & White

Who needs color to make a compelling image.  Not us!  Get your monochromatic groove on. Need some inspiration?  Check out these inspiring Black & White images: http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/100-awe-inspiring-black-white-photographs/


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A few reminders about some of the basic rules of the assignment:

  • Members may submit 2 photos.
  • Photos should be emailed to us the Wednesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

If you have any additional questions about submitting photos or the monthly assignment in general, consult the Assignment FAQ or the Upload Instructions by clicking on the links below:

Monthly Photo Assignment FAQ

Monthly Assignment Upload Instructions

Remember to get your shots to us (as jpg's, 3mb or less, at least 2300 pixels on the long edge) at [masked].

LOCATION AND PARKING DIRECTIONS

Millersville Student Memorial Center
Millersville University
1 South George Street, Millersville, PA
Room 24 (Parking in the rear of the building)

We will be handing out parking permits on site for this meetup which you will then place in your car.  You will need the one day permit to park in the the parking lot directly behind the SMC on Shenks Lane.

To see a map of the parking lot in question click on the following link:
http://i.imgur.com/gbim0.jpg

To see the entrance you will be using from that parking lot to the SMC click on the following link:
http://i.imgur.com/PmQOA.jpg

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  • Pedrin

    Benoit, you was great, that for the presentation.

    December 11, 2013

  • Erin P.

    Benoit's presentation made me want to go home and play with light. Very happy to find such an informative group of people! Thank you Benoit!

    December 11, 2013

  • Paul F

    Thanks, Benoit. This was very useful information. Also, thanks to Delphine for helping out. Only one problem... Now I've added some nice monolights, etc. to my Christmas wish list, but I don't think I was good enough this year to expect to get them.

    December 9, 2013

  • Nadine

    Fantastic and so well done. I loved that is was done in real time so you could really understand how moving the light for the effect.

    December 7, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Nice job Benoît! I learned a lot. Not only technique but equipment too.

    December 7, 2013

  • Deb B.

    Benoit did a very nice presentation on the technique of lighting.

    December 7, 2013

  • Rob W.

    There is definitely more to lighting than I thought - many subletleties.

    December 6, 2013

  • Charles S.

    A good concise presentation on a subject that can become quite complicated as one progresses into it's various avenues.
    Thanks to Benoit and his wife for enlightening us.

    2 · December 6, 2013

  • Charles S.

    Very informative presentation. I especially enjoyed the technical aspects of Benoit's way of making the control of light more understandable.

    December 6, 2013

  • Patty O.

    Thank you Benoit! I appreciate the time everyone in the Meetup takes to put together these presentations!

    December 6, 2013

  • Matt

    Very nice presentation Benoit.

    December 6, 2013

  • John W.

    Good job, Beniot! Lots of good info. And thanks to Delphine too!

    2 · December 6, 2013

  • Dr. Lee J. S.

    Benoît's presentation was excellent. Very helpful for me to better understand the basics of studio lighting.

    December 6, 2013

  • Jennifer M.

    Thank you so much!

    December 6, 2013

  • Neelima

    It was a very informative session. Thank you Benoit.

    December 6, 2013

  • Ken P.

    Thanks Benoit for the demonstration and explanation of different studio lighting techniques.

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A perfect collection of the unity between experience, understanding and knowledge. I truly appreciated all the advice that was shared with me and I look forward to the next meeting.

    2 · December 5, 2013

  • Brian

    Thanks to Benoit and everyone who submitted a photo!

    2 · December 5, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Can always learn fron benoit!

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Dwayne

    Thanks Benoît, a great job, it was good to see your process of shooting and also different lighting gear.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Larry

    Grrrr... I forgot about this. I knew I had something for today I was looking forward too! Sorry.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Had something come up at the last minute and can't make it tonight.

    December 5, 2013

    • benoît

      my support team is getting smaller... :(

      December 5, 2013

  • Adam H.

    I'm bummed I can't attend this one, and I probably won't be able to make the next few months. Benoît - Did you get the A7r yet?

    December 5, 2013

    • benoît

      That's too bad!! No I don't have it yet, the A7r is not shipping as fast as the A7 :(

      December 5, 2013

  • Sarah D.

    I sent my RSVP a while back, and now the event is full. I was thinking of inviting my husband, but when I add a guest it says I'm on the wait list. Does it wait list both of us or just my guest? Because I'll gladly leave him behind. :)

    December 4, 2013

    • Brian

      Sarah i changed your rsvp to include a +1 you should be all set

      1 · December 4, 2013

    • Sarah D.

      Thanks, Brian!

      December 4, 2013

  • Chad Z.

    Ok...so I guess I'm signed up now? I'll just show up on Dec. 5th and we 'll get rockin' and rollin'??

    December 2, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Chad, I replied to your email, but just to re-iterate, just make sure you RSVP to this event at the link above so your name is on the list for this event. Then you should be all set.

      December 2, 2013

  • Adam W.

    Sorry to ask, but i'm new to the area and very new to this site, How much does this cost?

    Thanks!

    November 26, 2013

    • Lynn G.

      Hi, Adam, and welcome to our group. The meeting is free, although we do ask anyone who attends a meeting and feels as though they've gained something from it to put a dollar into the tip jar to help defray costs.

      November 26, 2013

  • Daryl B.

    I'll be about a half hour (or so) late, so what should I do about a parking pass?

    November 25, 2013

    • Brian

      Daryl, we'll still have them inside. I put them on the giveaway table for latecomers to grab, so you just have to come inside and grab a pass on the table.

      1 · November 25, 2013

  • Kyle S.

    I am determined to make this one....Life keeps getting in the way....On the plus side have some really great shots for the critique

    November 17, 2013

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