Sat & Sun April 21st & 22nd, 9am-5pm
Hunt’s Photo, Melrose, MA
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of your camera, interest in using flash
Class Level: Beyond Basic
Class Size: This workshop is limited to 10-12 attendees
Join award winning pro photographer Tony Gale for a two-day workshop covering creative lighting with speedlights. We will go from on-camera to off-camera and include modifying your speedlight for the best results. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
Lighting can be intimidating, but there are simple principles, techniques and concepts that can help you create powerful photographs. Natural light can be beautiful, but being able to supplement the light that is already there or even overpower it can dramatically improve your photographs. In this workshop, we will go from the basics through advanced techniques to help you get the most out of your camera and flash and make the best photographs possible for any given situation.
Each day will start with a summary of flash and best techniques to control light. On day one, we will cover using a single light to create powerful images, with and without modifiers, both on and off-camera. On day two, we will cover using multiple speedlights to really control and shape a scene as well as using speedlights to capture action. We will begin in the studio, but if weather allows, we will venture out to other locations.
Please bring your camera and flash, or flashes. We will have an assortment of modifiers available to use during the workshop. We will have models available each day.
Students should be familiar with their cameras and lenses, as well as basic photography technique.
Upon signing up for this workshop, you will receive a confirmation email. This will list more specific instructions regarding this workshop.
Please read our Cancellation Policy before signing up.
Tony Gale is an award winning, portrait photographer shooting for a range of advertising, editorial and corporate clients. Tony was raised in Bellingham, Washington (90 miles north of Seattle) and spent most of his time as a child exploring the woods behind his parents’ house. At 19 after visiting Bruce Lee’s grave in Seattle, and taking his first photo with a disposable camera, he bought his first camera. He promptly broke it and bought his first SLR. At 21 he moved to Seattle to pursue photography and in fall of 2000 moved to NYC, the center of the world.
Tony has taught photographic lighting at FIT and Parsons in NYC, and has lectured at SVA in NYC as well as various events across the country. Tony is a Manfrotto Ambassador, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, an X-Rite Coloratti and the APA national president. Tony is also an avid triathlete, and has visited all 50 states.
You can find out more information about Tony and see a portfolio of his current work here.