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Studio Lighting Workshop #1

503 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
503 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 924-1455

  • Date(s): July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
  • Event Times: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Price: $175
  • Location: Colby's Photography

Maximum of six students to allow for as much hands-on work as possible as well as keeping the student-teacher ratio low.

It is all about the light. Photography is known as painting with light and this in-depth introductory workshop will teach you to take control and consistently shape light in the way you want. Studio lighting for portraits is easy if broken down into bite-sized pieces, which is what we’ll do with this workshop. We’ll start here with the basics and develop a firm foundation on which to grow and explore.

We will talk about:
- studio equipment
- camera settings
- using a light meter–why and who cares
- how and when to use the basic facial poses – frontal, 3/4 front, profile, 3/4 back, back
- how to create basic facial lighting patterns and when to use them – split, loop, Rembrant, butterfly, broad, and short
- the verbiage of light
- how and when to use modifiers, such as umbrellas, soft boxes, beauty dishes, octa-boxes, and grids

A basic understanding of photography is a must for this class. You should know aperture, shutter speed, ISO, as well as what they do. You don’t have to bring any equipment except for your camera and preferably a tripod. We are planning to have an intermediate as well as an advanced workshop for which this workshop will be a requirement.


Studio Lighting Workshop #1