Studio Portrait Lighting
If you want to take your photography into the studio, build your own studio, or just see what studio lighting is all about, this class is for you. From continuous light to strobes, umbrellas to soft boxes, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of studio portrait lighting and introduce you to studio equipment and popular lighting techniques. Studio photography expands your creative possibilities by allowing you to take full control of light and your surroundings.
This workshop will begin with an introduction to studio equipment and how to set up your camera. We will demonstrate lighting techniques with live models, shooting tethered to a TV for easy image review. Members will then have the opportunity to build their own lighting setup and photograph the beautiful models. Handouts will be provided.
This workshop will cover:
- Studio lighting terminology
- Studio equipment
- Continuous lighting & strobe lighting
- Light modifiers (umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, etc.)
- Reflectors, flags, and gels
- Camera settings for studio lighting
- Studio light metering
- Cable and wireless sync for strobes
- Studio lighting white balance
- Lighting ratios
- Light setups for 1, 2, and 3 light portraits
- Camera to computer tethering
- Lighting tips & tricks
We recommend that all members attending this workshop have a good understanding of manual exposure. If you do not have a good grasp on manual exposure, we recommend that you attend our Manual Exposure Workshop before attending this workshop.
What to Bring
For this workshop, members should bring their DSLR camera, lenses (50 mm or higher is recommended), fully charged batteries, memory cards, and a notebook to take notes. We will have refreshments for members, but feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks.