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Fashion Portraiture Lighting - Hands-on Experiential Lighting Workshop
Fashion Portraiture Lighting - Hands-on Experiential Lighting Workshop Online Tutorials can instruct and inspire. However, unless you experience setting the lighting, and see the results first hand, you will not retain the technique. Join me for a full day of experiential learning and come away with new skills. David Lloyd, CPP In this hands on Lighting Workshop you will be introduced to the skill set you will need to shoot successfully in any indoor situation; by providing you with a good working knowledge and understanding of successful lighting techniques. Special Note: I have recently published a new book on Off Camera Flash. This book contains detailed diagrams and photos, including all of the techniques presented in the workshop. A great reference manual for OCF Lighting. The day will be divided into short, practical segments so you can easily apply the tips and techniques from the workshop, when you need them for your own assignments. You will learn how to work with single and multiple portable strobes, giving you the command to put the lighting where you want it. You will come away with a clear understanding of the tools and techniques available to you to master any location lighting situation. You will stretch your imagination to see in a different way and come away with a solid experience base in indoor lighting. Such as: How to photograph a beautiful portrait using the available furnishings as a backdrop. 1. Controlling the Light Understanding light direction and quality. Understanding the classical lighting patters of the old world masters. Exploring the creative use of shadows. 2. Controlling your Depth of Field What lens and what aperture to use. Turning the background into out of focus shapes, forms and colors, with a shallow depth of field. 3. Facial positions and posing. Sculpting the facial features with light. Setting the mood with expression, camera angle and diagonal posing. 4. Natural and Augmented Lighting Looking for light direction. Looking for light quality. Creating three directions of light for dimensional lighting. What to Bring: Camera Wide aperture portrait lens, preferably 85mm to 200mm Reflector and or diffuser Optional: Flash, umbrella and light stand Your enthusiasm to learn and explore Water Lunch: 45 minutes Snacks Cash-tips for our models What to Expect from this Workshop: A professional hands on experience in an indoor classroom setting Professional models with a friendly and helpful demeanor A variety of indoor backdrops and lighting conditions An open environment for learning by example and by doing

San Palmas at Mission Park

1111 North Mission Park Boulevard · Chandler, AZ


What we're about

The purpose of this Lighting Workshop is to provide hands on instruction in Fashion and Classical Portrait Lighting, as applies to photographers and painters desiring to learn sound principles and techniques.

Special Event - Lighting Workshop:

Each year during the fall season, we venture into the era of 1940's Hollywood at the Falcon Field Air Museum for a day of Hollywood Fashion Lighting in the setting of WWII Aircraft.

This Lighting Workshop, highlighting the style of Hollywood in the 40's is scheduled for October 12, 2014 10am to 4pm. The date has now been confirmed with the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, Falcon Field Admin.

Bring your camera and favorite lens and be prepared to soar back to the Big Band Era, as you learn the Lighting Style of Hollywood in the 40's. A style that Hallmarked Hollywood's Golden Years with Movie Stars Bigger than Life.

Outdoor Lighting Workshops - Topics Covered:

Outdoor Lighting; the use of reflectors and diffusion panels to direct and soften sunlight.

Evaluating the available light; direction and quality and augmenting it with additive and subtractive lighting techniques.

Evaluating and selecting the setting to support the character of your portrait.

Working with Speed Lights to recreate the lighting explored above.

Modifying the character and quality of auxiliary light sources.

In these workshops you will learn classical and fashion portrait lighting patterns and how to create them with natural available light and small shoe mount strobe units or Speed Lights.

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