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Basic Studio Lighting Workshop

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  • The Carriage House Studio

    1327 Naylor Court NW (entrance behind 918 O St. N.W.), Washington, DC (map)

    38.908321 -77.024687

  • Welcome to our Basic Lighting Workshop! 

    The best way to become familiar with the equipment and facilities in the Carriage House Studio and meet other photographers :-)

    The skills and knowledge you obtain in this workshop will pay for themselves many times over. Participants will use their cameras with the studio lights so that they have a set of images at the end of the workshop that demonstrate the various lighting arrangements for each kind of photography.

    By the end of the workshop, you will be comfortable using studio lights on your own, at the Carriage House Studio or elsewhere. 

    We will have an experienced fashion/art model for the workshop.

    (Note: We recommend that you take this workshop BEFORE the other workshops offered at the Carriage House; Lighting and Posing the Nude, Portrait Photography, Boudoir Photography, as these other workshop assume a basic knowledge of studio lighting.

    A. Basic lighting set up for studio photography and posing with a model for: - portraiture - fashion - glamour - fine art nude.

    B. Camera settings for synchronization

    C. Use of umbrellas, soft boxes, snoot, grids, cookies and reflectors.

    D. Sources and quality of light

    E. Work with equipment in setting up and shooting in the four (4) different lighting arrangements described, using 1, 2 and 3 lights.

    Workshop Participants:  Maximum of 8 participants. Participants agree that the content of the workshop may not be replicated, duplicated or in other ways used to conduct other workshops that would be competitive with this workshop. 

    Cost:  $125 (Deposit by Eventbrite of $25, Balance due at workshop)

    Equipment Required: Camera and Pocket Wizard (PW Rental available for $10 at studio)


    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    3 blocks from Mt. Vernon/Convention Center Metro (Yellow/Green Line)

    Street parking after 6:30 P.M. / Giant @ 9th & O St. NW (3 hours / $6) 

    What should I bring to the event?

    Camera, flash cards. Please check your manual to learn how to read your histogram.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Email: [masked]

    You can also friend us on Facebook and Subscribe to our Newsletter for more information about our events. 

    Thank you, Paulo

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