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Hunt’s Portrait Workshop: Portrait Lighting Bootcamp

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Class Summary

Date & Time:

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A workshop on practical lighting for portraits
Skill Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Paul Nelson & Don Toothaker
Class size:
10 attendees
What to Bring:
  • A standard zoom lens is always a good option
  • Portrait lenses range from 85mm to 130mm. Those lenses are recommended
  • You may choose a wider lens, such as a 35mm or 50mm, but be aware they will include more of the background
  • You are welcome to bring your own flash and light modifier (soft box, etc). However, it will likely be easier for you to use what we have.
  • Feel free to bring snacks and water.
  • Bring an extra camera battery and memory cards.
  • As always, bring your enthusiasm and creative thoughts!
Recommended Prerequisites:
Basic Knowledge of your Camera; interest in portraits

Please Note: A Slight Change to COVID-19 Policies on Masks and Social Distancing
Until further notice, we will be requiring masks for our indoor classes. We also ask that you socially distance whenever possible.
As always, if you are sick or feeling unwell, STAY HOME! We will gladly give you a credit towards a future class.

Important Notes:
If you are attending this workshop, we will send out more specific instructions to you a few days prior to the workshop. Please note: Some slight details above can be subject to change. This email will detail any of those minor changes.


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 studio strobes, speedlights, and constant lighting in order to get you comfortable with using all three.

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:

-Studio Strobes
-LED Lighting
-Radio Triggers

This workshop will emphasize creating portraits using studio light and/or strobes. Please note that we will be holding our Posing for Portraits on Saturday, February 5th. If you sign up for both workshops, you will receive an additional $50 off of the total! Use promo code “Bootcamp” prior to signing up for Posing for Portraits!

Layout of the day:

9am- Introductions and Q&A
9:30am- Begin creating setups
10:30am- Demoing of setups (during this time, we will photograph each other- Be Prepared!)
11:30am- Brief Break
12-4pm- Photographing with models. We will have about 4 hours in three setups.
4pm- Takeaways from the day


Hunt’s Photo, Manchester
4 Vinton St
Manchester, NH 03103 United States
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(603) 606-3322

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