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DIY Lighting Workshop #2

  • Aug 4, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • Marla's House

The easiest way to use a camera is with natural light. After all, there's no extra equipment to haul around. However, natural light isn't always available or the best solution for a striking or creative portrait. That's where knowing how to effectively use other forms of available light comes into play.

PRICE: $20

DESCRIPTION: In this workshop we will discuss the different types of readily available light sources as well as some simple (and not so simple) do-it-yourself solutions.

I will go over using household lights, utility lights and easy to make fluorescent light panels. I'll also go over how to effectively diffuse the various light sources with simple equipment, including reflectors and a few other DIY solutions.

WHAT TO BRING: Definitely bring your camera with your favorite portrait lens. An ideal portrait lens is one that has a focal range from around 80mm to 120mm, depending on your camera's crop factor. You will also want to bring a notepad to take notes and draw out the various lighting configurations.


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  • Marla Melchiore P.

    This was a great meet up! As always Duck, you did a fantastic job. You belong teaching at the community colleges. You are patient and knowledgable! I really enjoyed hosting this event. Very nice to meet new faces and say hey to old friends!!

    August 6, 2013

  • Ed D.

    Very nice portrait work. Photos came out great!

    August 5, 2013

  • Bill

    Excellent workshop, as always. Thank you, Duck. Marla - Thanks for hosting.

    August 5, 2013

  • 'Duck'

    Thanks to everyone for making this a great and fun event. Nice to meet our new members, Tim and Vicki. Hope to see you at future meet ups.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Fred M.

    Thanks Duck makes it all work so you can do it. Marla's thank you for the use of your home.

    August 4, 2013

  • Vicki

    Thank you everyone, lots of great info & I had a blast! :)

    August 4, 2013

  • Marla Melchiore P.

    Great job much great information.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • 'Duck'

    Looking forward to a great time. See you all at Marla's.

    August 4, 2013

  • Melanie P

    My boyfriend and I would like to attend but I don't use PayPal.

    August 4, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      No problem. Come on in. We're happy to have you.

      August 4, 2013

  • Diann

    I regret to say I cannot attend this time; I'm going out of town later that week and need Sunday to get ready. (It didn't help that I was down and slooooow with a tear in my cornea for a few days earlier this week. It's almost normal now.)

    August 2, 2013

  • Val

    Is there a way to pay other than online (I dont have that option personally)

    July 21, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      PayPal allows you to pay with a credit card without having to set up a PayPal account. If not, you can just pay at the door. Let me know either way with an email.

      July 22, 2013

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