Saturday March 28th, 9am-3pm • Hunt’s Photo, Manchester
A workshop that discusses setting up practical portrait lighting in small spaces
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of your camera, interest in portraits
Class Level: Beyond Basic
Instructors: Paul Nelson
Class Size: Maximum 6 attendees
Whether photographing in a small studio or in an area where you don’t have a lot of room, one should never feel limited creatively with lighting! One has many possibilities to obtain excellent quality portraits using just a few key tools, and this workshop aims to highlight just that!
Join Hunt’s Photo Education for Small Studio Portraits: A workshop on how to photograph portraits in small spaces. We will spend our day literally setting up every light, every trigger, every soft box, and explain why each component works the way it does. We’ll discuss how to best utilize the space you have and what spaces work better than others. Do you need one, two, or three lights? Should I use studio strobes or speedlights? What kind of diffusion should I use? What is a trigger and how do I use them? Where do you place your subject in relation to the background? How do you get your background to be pure white vs. gray vs. black? This and more will be answered in our little classroom in Manchester. (It’s a really small studio space: The perfect place for this class!)
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 the 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
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
10am- Rundown of gear; Setup of Lighting; test shots
11:30am-2:30pm- Photographing with model
2:30-3pm- Review & questions