Saturday September 21st, 1-7pm • Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, ME
A Portrait Workshop that Starts as Natural Light and then Integrates in Flash
Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera, interest in portraits
Class Level: Beyond Basic
Instructors: Paul Nelson & Rick Berk
Class Size: Maximum 12 attendees
Join Hunt’s Photo Education as we continue our portrait workshop sessions by mixing natural light and flash! On these workshops, we will emphasize creating portraits using available light through subject placement and composition through the aid of diffusers and reflectors, but then explain when and why to utilize flash, and how we can achieve extraordinary results with a little bit of knowledge! Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
On this workshop, we will utilize iconic Portland Head Light. Portland Head Light is truly a beautiful location, with a great deal of variety and depth. There’s the lighthouse, of course, but there’s also the beach area, old buildings, rocky areas, and a small garden, all of which makes Portland Head Light an easy location to choose for portraits, from engagement sessions to senior portraits, and even fashion. We will begin this workshop basic and make our way up, going to different areas to get different effects.
We will also integrate in a number of techniques with flash. You do not need to own a flash for this workshop, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to own one and have an interest in using it! We will integrate in a little bit of flash and end utilizing High Speed Sync (or similar techniques) in our last hour of shooting.
For anyone interested in improving working with subjects in natural light situations as well as dabbling in outdoor flash, this workshop is an excellent opportunity!
You may bring your own gear, including reflectors and speedlights, but we will begin with gear that anyone can use, including:
-A Variety of brands of Speedlights
-Phottix & Pocket Wizard Triggers
-Westcott & Phottix Softboxes
-Rogue Flashbender products
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.