STUDIO PORTRAIT SHOOT
This extensive hands-on learning and shooting experience is designed to take your studio photography to new creative heights. During this six-hour event, you will learn core lighting principles and work with semi-professional studio lighting gear.
You’ll use your camera to photograph a creative model with multiple wardrobe changes. During this event, you will make images that you’ll be proud to have in your photography portfolio. Whether you’re completely new to studio photography or have a bit of experience, this workshop is for you.
All you need to bring is your DSLR or mirrorless camera, lenses, and a desire to learn and take amazing photographs in a studio setting.
This is a six-hour event which includes, but is not limited to:
Photographing a creative model with several wardrobe changes in varying lighting setups
Setting up your camera in manual mode for perfect studio results
(no manual mode experience required)
Understanding core light theory (hard vs soft light)
Controlling "falloff" as a method of lighting single persons, groups, and affecting the light in your background all at the same time
Making the right decision about the focal length of the lens for the shot
Understanding the light modifiers you can use to design the specific lighting for a shot, and then getting hands-on setup experience
Controlling the strobes (lights) - all about power, metering, controlling exposure
Demonstration of a tethered workflow to allow real-time image capture on a computer for greater preview ability when shooting live
How to use a light meter for precise light measurement of the subject
Use of umbrellas, strip boxes, octaboxes, beauty dishes and more
You will get the most from this photo shoot if you are familiar with your cameras basic operations, including the adjustment of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. Know how to use the cameras various metering modes and if necessary take the time to review these things prior to the workshop.
Class size will be between 4-6 students in order to make sure the instructor is able to give the appropriate level of support to all those attending.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
- a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens capability and a hot shoe on top of the camera (for the transmitter which we will provide)
- at least one lens between 50mm and 100mm is ideal
- other focal lengths greater than 100mm can be useful as well
- FULLY charged batteries!
- a memory card (second for backup is recommended if one should fail)
- NO flash gear is needed - we provide all of the lighting equipment
Tea, coffee and snacks