Advanced Studio Lighting and Posing (Portrait and Fashion):
If you don’t have any experience working in the studio, or with off camera flash units larger than speedlights, attending our Beginning Studio Lighting and Posing (Portrait and Fashion) before this workshop is highly recommended. This 3 hour class, using professional studio gear will deal with more complex lighting, using three, four, or more light sources. Students will photograph the model with provided PocketWizard triggering devices. In a controlled studio environment, your creativity is the only limit to what you can achieve. This workshop will take the mystery out of working with professional studio lighting, modifiers and metering.
Topics covered: We will work with self contained AC and battery powered Profoto D1 and B1 monoblocks, as well as power packs and heads. We’ll use umbrellas, soft boxes and reflectors, as well as a beauty dish and a ring flash for more edgy and fashion oriented lighting and posing. We’ll set up kickers, background lights, high-key, gobos and color gels. Background selection and posing techniques will be discussed. We’ll talk about different lighting patterns and styles and work with hand held light meters for consistent accurate exposures.
Best Experience Level: Low intermediate and above. Having attended our Beginning Studio Lighting and Posing, a big plus! You should have a good understanding of F-Stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, and be able to operate your camera in manual mode. A basic understanding of hand held light meters is recommended but not a must.
What to bring: Please bring note taking material, your DSLR camera, a fresh battery, memory cards and a portrait lens. An 85 mm lens or a zoom is best for portraiture, but a 50mm will work. The ideal lens would be a 70 to 200 mm zoom. If you own a PocketWizard bring that too.