Studio Photography Workshops – Lighting Techniques
If you’ve been curious about getting to know more about studio lighting for portraits, but it all seems too daunting or technical, then this workshop is for you. This workshop program is aimed at being is a learning experience where you get to use studio lights and light modifiers, and setting these up for portrait photography.
The workshops will be held at my studio in NJ, and it has a wide range of studio lighting gear! It is easily accessible from New York as well, and we can fetch you from the local bus terminal. There is also free parking at the studio. Directions to the studio.
- April 22, 2017 (Sunday)
- November 18, 2017 (Sunday)
- The fee for the workshop is $500
- The day starts at 9am, and ends around 7pm. Lunch is included.
- Each workshop is limited to 4 people only, with one model. This way I can make sure of individual attention to each photographer, and allow everyone enough time to work with the model.
The intention with this workshop is to help other photographers understand the essentials of studio lighting, and how to achieve what they want to. After this workshop, I want you to feel comfortable next time you step into a studio, knowing you have a solid place to start from, and have the confidence to experiment further.
If you prefer, there is also the option of an personal workshop, with just yourself and two models.
The day’s program is built around these points:
- Using a light meter
- Working with a single light, and building up to multiple lights.
- Hard light sources and softer lighting
- Basic lighting patterns – butterfly / loop / Rembrandt lighting. Split lighting. Clamshell lighting.
- Using a beauty dish, and how this compares to other light modifiers
- Gridded stripboxes vs larger softboxes.
Please note – this isn’t one of those “glamor photography workshops” where photographers merely rotate between different lighting setups / stations. This workshop is intended to be a learning experience for you in becoming confident in using a studio and studio lighting.
What you need for the workshop
- Be prepared – you will get the most out of the workshop if you are familiar with your camera’s basic operations. Make sure you know how to manually adjust your shutter speed, f-stop, and ISO. You need to be familiar already with concepts such as depth-of-field. Break out the manual and review these things before the workshop, if necessary!
- Equipment – you only need your camera, and a lens or two. The best lens options would be a medium-range zoom (24-70mm), a telephoto lens (85mm or longer) or a 70-200mm zoom.
- The studio is well equipped with a wide range of lighting gear, so no need to bring anything else. Just your camera and a few lenses.
Workshop cancellation policy
- Note that no refunds will be issued for cancellations inside 30 days from the date of a workshop for any reason. However, you are welcome to sell or gift your spot to someone else.
- Also note that Paypal only allows a full refund within a 60 day window. Outside of that period Paypal fees are incurred, and I won’t be able to refund the full amount.
- No refunds will be given for cancellations of workshops that have been announced as being fully booked. Once a workshop is announced as being fully booked, it stops others from bookings those spots. Therefore it would simply not be possible to refund your fees should you cancel a workshop which has been announced as being fully booked. And again, you are welcome to sell or gift your spot to someone else.
Register for a workshop – $500
Payment of fees for the workshop is via Paypal.
If you wish to pay via credit card or check, please call me at 862-485-7276
April 22, 2018 (Sunday)
Nov 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Please feel free to e-mail me or phone me at 862-485-7276, for more information about the workshops. If you’d like to be updated about upcoming workshops (and other photography news and info), then there is the monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to.
Neil van Niekerk
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