Exploring the Studio (High Key)

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Price: $99.00 /per person
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Before you can attend this Meetup, you must first pay & register here: (https://www.precision-camera.com/exploring-the-studio/)

Join us for our Exploring the Studio series if you're interested in expanding your lighting toolbox with deep dives into specific studio topics and shooting styles - from specific looks to unique lighting modifiers. Lead by long-time PCU Instructor Scott Sitkiewitz, we will take a hands-on look into a new topic each session. In this class, we will have a brief discussion of the goals of the night before jumping into a hands-on shoot with a professional model. All students will have an opportunity to photograph.

Sign up for both sessions for $149 and get a session for half off! Or take the sessions you want a la carte!

Structure and Format
We will begin each session with a brief discussion on the specific topic of the day and then jump into setting up gear and shooting the subject.

Schedule of Shoots (See below for more details)
High-Key Studio Portrait Photography - Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Portrait Photography using the Beauty Dish - Sunday, June 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

High-Key Studio Portrait Photography
Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Do you struggle to create a pure white background in your studio portraits only to turn around and spend hours in Photoshop to clean up the photos? In this class, I’ll teach studio strobe lighting techniques to achieve a pure white background look in camera with only minimal postproduction work. This is a three-hour, hands-on class photographing a model to capture a verity of looks.

Topics Covered
• Strobe equipment recommendations and placement
• Inexpensive flooring used to create a gloss white with reflections
• Techniques to control the background lights from causing low contrast images
• Lens choice for portraits
• Simple Lightroom tips to help get the background white

Equipment Required
• DSLR or Mirrorless camera with charged batteries
• Clear Memory Cards
• Any and all lenses you hope to use

About the Instructor
Scott is a photographer based out of Cedar Park, Texas. He has a studio in his home and runs Scott D Photography with his wife, Jennifer. Scott fell in love with photography about 10 years ago while working in Chicago and began the long journey of learning all he could. His favorite subject continues to be the concept of "urban decay" and his business focuses on family and children portraiture.

Scott loves two things about photography. First, you can never learn it all. Second, the industry is brimming with other professionals willing and enthusiastic about guiding you through your next photographic adventure. Teaching has always been a passion for Scott, and he's thrilled to continue that passion.