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MAS Understanding Light - Lecture and Workshop

Understanding Light Lecture/Class
January 18th, 2013
12:30~3:00 Lecture - Workshop Afterwards until 4:30


Hosted at

1005 Alderman Dr #101
Alpharetta, GA, 30005

Cost : $50

Workshop/Class Description : Lighting is the most important thing about photography. No matter if the subject is a person, a place, a thing, in the end its how light falls on them that makes up your photo. This class/workshop breaks down the fundamentals of lighting and teaches you how to achieve the look you desire with lights. This class isn't just for studio lighting, it's for all types of lighting. Having trouble shooting outside during high noon because of harsh shadows, this class will teach you how to overcome that and shoot anytime you want.

By the end of class you will be comfortable with how light begins to work, be able to start manipulating light, and understand several important technical issues and situations that lighting brings.

After the class is over, those attending are welcome to stay to practice what they've learned with the model supplied with class.

A short summery of what you will learn

–Light and why it’s so important
–How lighting affects photography
–How lighting works: Principles of light
–How to define and troubleshoot light
–How to manipulate/control/modify light
–Modifiers and what they do
–Being able to diagram and reverse engineer light.

Supplied with Class: Print out of presentation, with detailed notes.

:Understanding of basic functionality of your camera. Any type of photographing device (including phones, point and shoot cameras, SLR's, and more).

Model will be provided for demonstration and also for shooting after classroom portion. Please tip the model if you wish.

Instructor : Trent Chau
Max # of Participants: 30


Trent Chau has taught over 100 photography workshops since 2006 including lighting, camera usage, model posing, and more. He is now an instructor at a popular Atlanta photography school and also still a freelance instructor.

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  • Mikaiel R.

    I had a great time yesterday it was also really fun meeting you all.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all, you were awesome.

    January 19, 2014

    • Kannan

      Amazing knowledge sharing as usual :)

      January 19, 2014

  • Howard D.

    informative and friendly

    January 18, 2014

  • Ron

    Wish I could have made it...Car trouble, Friday night...will attempt to remedy Saturday afternoon.

    January 17, 2014

  • Sasha

    Have fun guys. My son has a basketball game at that time.

    January 17, 2014

  • Larry C.

    Please do this one online also:)

    January 14, 2014

  • Ron

    Trent, I wanted to apply the credit from the Bokeh Wonderland shoot to this event. Should I pay in cash?

    January 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ron yes you may

      January 11, 2014

  • T. Cornell W.

    Trent I will be attending but paying closer to the event date

    December 25, 2013

  • Shannen Y.

    Trent, is there a minimum participation headcount to make this worthwhile for you? I definitely want to attend, but I think I hear crickets for the others... ;) I am going to hit up some friends and see if they'll join me.

    November 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Shannen 7 ideally is minimum. It will probably fill up to a nice number by than, if it's only 5 it's still a go.

      1 · November 27, 2013

  • Tay

    I was wondering if you provide basic photography classes? And is there anyway to contact you

    November 23, 2013

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