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DIY Workshop - Single light portraits

  • Jan 13, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Duck & Diane'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 were knowing how to effectively use other forms of available light comes into play.

PRICE: $20 at the door.

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 lighting solutions.

I will go over using household lights, utility lights and an easy to make fluorescent light panel. I'll also go over how to effectively diffuse the various light sources with simple equipment, including reflectors, and a few 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 of 100mm. Focal lengths from around 80mm to 120mm will work, 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.

ATTENDANCE: I'm sure this goes without saying, but... These workshops have a very small limited seating. If for any reason you can not attend make sure you remove yourself from the RSVP so that others may take the vacant seat. No shows will be closely monitored in order to be fair to other members.

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  • Massimo N.

    As always a very interesting and lively presentation. Thanks Duck!!

    January 14, 2013

  • Christine Lumbra Y.

    This was such a great learning experience. I love that Duck put me in the "hot seat" and made me THINK about where to position the light for different effects. I'm so glad I was able to attend this and look forward to the next one.

    January 14, 2013

  • Ed D.

    Duck is a patient and knowledgable instructor. Wonderful meet up. Diana and Duck are great hosts and the participants were friendly. I especially enjoyed Duck's new DIY constant light project.

    January 13, 2013

  • Rich C.

    THere was a game plan for the event and there was significant preparation in advance. Duck shared some great information; I learned a lot and am sure that others did as well. Duck is also flexible, allowing the group to take a small detour at times to explore one or more aspects of the presentation.

    January 13, 2013

  • Sanjeev

    Tremendously informative.. Learned a whole lot. Duck, thanks a ton for this opportunity and thanks to Diane for the yummy cake and coffee.

    January 13, 2013

  • Diann

    I hope you host this again! I had fun a year ago after that October snowstorm snapping shots of fallen trees by the light from a camping lantern, since there really wasn't much else to do in the dark...

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When will i know if i can attend?

    January 7, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      I'm not sure how the waiting list announces openings but if someone can't attend and drops out the new spot will be first come first served.

      January 8, 2013

  • Christine Lumbra Y.

    I am so glad a spot opened up and am super excited to attend!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    January 8, 2013

  • Ed D.

    My favorite portrait lens is 85mm f/1.8. But its on a crop sensor which I believe makes it about 130mm equivalent. Is that Ok or too much mm for this event? I think its too cold for me to shoot through the window. ;-)

    December 27, 2012

    • 'Duck'

      130mm should be okay. We'll just put you in the hallway :-)

      December 27, 2012

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