Past Meetup

Working with Artificial Light - Flashes & Lights - Robert DiTommaso Photography

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Price: $50.00 /per person

Robert DiTommaso Photography Studio and Training Center

6841 North Rochester Road Suite 100 I · Rochester Hills, MI

How to find us

Northeast Corner of Rochester Rd & Tienken (25 Mile Rd). Turn into Ferber Warehouse Complex. First building. Drive behind building. White door on South side. Parking by door or on North side of building.

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Join Bob for this small-group workshop on the Fundamentals of Artificial Light.

THIS WORKSHOP IS PRIMARILY INTENDED AS A PRIMER ON WORKING WITH LIGHT - learning to use flashes and lights to create an image!

The intent for this workshop is to teach the fundamentals of working with artificial light. For the purposes of this class we will consider artificial light as being that coming from an off-camera flash, a studio strobe, or a constant light such as a flood light bulb or other household light.

The two primary types of artificial light that we encounter as photographers are momentary (flash/strobe), and constant (table lamp, or something similar).

We will spend the morning learning about the mechanics of crafting a proper exposure. Bring your camera, tripod and a few lenses. The rest of the workshop time will be available to play with various lighting setups in the studio.

In this hands-on workshop we will look at how to set our cameras to work with flash or strobes for still-life compositions and/or portraits. In addition to the lights we will incorporate reflectors and diffusers to "modify" the light. Then we will transition to shooting with constant/existing lights. Depending on the conditions, constant light can be great for still-life shots and possibly portraits. It really depends on the strength of the light and the nature of your portrait subject. A calm adult can be photographed in weak light at a slow shutter speed, while an active two year old can not.

Bob stocks a variety of lighting equipment. If you are interested in a studio lighting kit, or perhaps a flash unit or radio triggers you can apply your workshop fee towards any purchase totaling over $150.

IF YOU PREFER NOT TO PAY VIA Meet-Up, I can email you an invoice through Square. Most people prefer to pay via Square. My email is [masked]. Please email me and I will send you an invoice for $50. This will register you for the class!

What are People Saying about Fundamentals of Artificial Light?

Another excellent class from Bob. I appreciated the demonstrations and hands on experiences, as well as the "reverse engineering" of photos that Bob did. I feel that I have a better understanding of how to use constant sources and strobes better. (MW)

Packed full of all the information you need to know regarding strobes or speed lights. Bob teaches a lot of information about light modifiers, gels, positioning of lights, etc. Lots of hands on! Easy to comprehend! Fantastic workshop!! (JB)

This was a nice class. I liked that a single concept was given, and then expanded on. Right amount of time for lecture and practice. Pictures helped to solidify the concepts. One of the hardest things when buying equipment is to know what brands and types are the right fit for the purpose - the list of equipment suggestions given was extensive and definitely will save $$$. Well worth the time - good value. (DD)

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