Saturday April 27th, 9am-5pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose
A workshop on practical lighting for portraits
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of your camera, interest in portraits
Class Level: Beyond Basic
Instructors: Don Toothaker, Paul Nelson & Emily Hojnowski
Class Size: Maximum 15 attendees
Join Hunt’s Photo Education for our Portrait Lighting Bootcamp, where we will workshop portraits using practical lighting options. Lighting can be intimidating, whether using a speedlight on camera (or off) or a studio strobe. Our goal is to get each attendee more comfortable with the basics of lighting, demonstrate how and why to set up lights in certain ways, and how to create stunning portraits with these lights.
In the workshop, we will create three basic setups with models at each location: Creative lighting portraits; corporate head shots; and full-length portraits. We will utilize both studio strobes and speedlights in order to get you comfortable with using both.
Most importantly, attendees will be guiding the setup (and take down) of all the gear. This allows for more hands-on working with everything involved with studio lighting, from the light to the light stand to the background.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own gear, but we will begin with gear that anyone can use, including:
-Speedlights (both brand–Nikon, Canon, Sony– and non-brand specific–Phottix, etc.)
-Phottix & Pocket Wizard Radio Triggers
-Tethering capabilities for applicable cameras
What to bring:
-Camera with fully charged battery
-For lenses, consider bringing lenses between 50mm and 100mm. Prime lenses with low apertures are a great option, but zoom lenses that fit this range will also work fine.
-You are welcome to bring your own speedlights and triggers, but we will begin the day using generic options.
Layout of the day:
9am- Introductions, brief presentation on lighting, camera setup,
10:30am- Demoing of setups
11:30am- Short lunch break
12-4pm- Photographing with models. We will have about 4 hours in three setups.
4-5pm- Review of images & takeaways from the day