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Online: Lighting for Headshots
March 26, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm$20.00
In response to COVID-19 and recommendations by the CDC of social distancing, Hunt’s Photo Education is presenting our new series of online classes! (Hey! We wanted to do it anyway, this just sped up the process!) These courses will be shorter (about 1 hour), online versions of many classes that we currently offer, plus a few new ones, and include Q&A at the end.
Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.
The saying “It’s all about the light”, could not be truer for photography. If you have great light, there is a good chance of a great image. But what is great light, how to make the best of the available light, and what if you could have absolute control over the light?
Join us for a survey course in lighting, with an emphasis on lighting for headshots. Discussed will be Quality of Light, how to recognize it, and how to control and modify it. We’ll start with available light, how to control it with reflectors, and how to augment it with camera flash.
Then we will discuss how to take complete control of the lighting with studio grade lighting, revisiting Quality of Light, discussing the size of the light, the direction of the light, and the color of the light. Starting with one light, then adding a second, then third, to achieve just the look you want.
The beauty of using studio flash is once you find the look or looks you like, they are repeatable. Instead of worrying about lighting you can concentrate on posing and expressions. So, the next time a portrait opportunity comes along requiring studio lighting, instead of declining saying “I’m an available light photographer”, say “Great, lets schedule a date”.
Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that you have signed up. About 24 hours prior to the class time, we will send out an email with the weblink for you to follow as well as information on how to access the class online. (It’s pretty easy, but we’ll walk you through it in a quick online video!)
Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. The majority of the class–roughly 1 hour– will be a presentation on the topic, followed by a short Q&A. During the class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Chat box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.
Please read Hunt’s Terms & Conditions before signing up.