Aug 4, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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.
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.