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Portrait Lighting and Posing (Afternoon session)

  • Jan 12, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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I am doing a workshop on the basics of portrait lighting and posing.

I need a minimum of 3 students for the class and a maximum of 6. This will allow us to cover a number of different setups and answer any questions. Once we cover the basics we will do some playing around with the lights and setups. I am bringing in a model for us to shoot as well so this should be a fun session.

This workshop is suitable for any level of photographer and you only need to know how to set your camera to manual and focus it in order to attend.


First hour

- Basics of light (direction, quality, quantity, ...)

- Lighting modifiers (umbrellas, beauty dish, soft box. ...)

- Equipment (strobes, triggers, light meter, ...)

Second two hours

- Shooting with several lighting setups for good portraits and tips on posing

Items I will cover in the workshop:

  • Overview of the equipment and setting it up
  • Tips and suggestions for getting the best light possible
  • Triggering and measuring the light accurately for good exposure
  • Basic posing and subject communication

You should attend this workshop if want to:

  • Learn more about using flash
  • Learn how to get great looking portraits
  • Get an opportunity to use some equipment before you invest your money

Equipment I will be using during the workshop:

  • AlienBee lights (AB400, AB800, AB1600, and Einstein)
  • PocketWizards (PWIII)
  • Sekonic flash meter (L-358)
  • Shooting with a tethered workstation into Lightroom

What I will provide:

  • Water and soda
  • All the lighting equipment
  • Set of lighting cards that outline 16 different lighting setups

What you need to provide:

  • Camera that has a hotshoe and can be set to manual


Here are some images of our model:

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  • John H.

    We had an excellent model and a great group of students so it was a really nice day.

    January 13, 2013

  • Linda I.

    Absolutely great class! Model was beautiful, patient and easy to work with.

    January 13, 2013

  • John H.

    Steve will do.

    December 30, 2012

  • Steve S.

    John, if you have any cancellations, morning or afternoon session, I would be interested in attending. Let me know. Thanks.

    December 30, 2012

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