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Lighting workshop: series 4, workshop #1 (LW4-1)
"Portrait Lighting using speedlights and natural light"

This is the first in a series of monthly workshops that I will be holding throughout 2010 all about portrait lighting.
These workshops are meant to give people an introduction to shooting portraits using lighting equipment as well as natural light so they can gain experience in a controlled environment with a teacher present and aren't intimidated when photographing people.

A photo from my last lighting workshop series which included over 60 participants:

-Event: Workshop: LW4-1
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Level 3 Studios: 301 - 290 McDermot Avenue

"Early bird" pricing if you register before December 31, 2009:
-Non WPC Members: $100 for a shooter position, $50 for an attendee position
-WPC Members**: $60 for a shooter position, $30 for an attendee position
Register on or after January 1, 2010:
-Non WPC Members: $120 for a shooter position, $60 for an attendee position
-WPC Members**: $80 for a shooter position, $40 for an attendee position
WPC members will also be able to sign up under the "early bird" pricing at the January 4, 2010 general meeting.
"Shooter" positions may be limited to 45 people or less

*Please see below for details on how to register

**For the early bird pricing I am allowing people to choose their own WPC status under the honor system. However when signing up at the door you are only considered a member if you post 5 times a day, every day, on the WPC forums.

This first workshop in the series is meant for:
The beginner, intermediate & hobbyist photographer
-People who want to learn how to use both speedlights and natural light for portraiture
-People thinking about starting a studio at home or professionally
-People who want to learn more precise lighting setups

What you will learn:
-Gear: What you do and don't need, what you can make yourself and how much it all costs
-How speedlights work together and how to set them up for portraiture
-The standards of basic lighting for portraiture
-How and when to use a light meter
-Exposure settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO)
-How to use natural light for portraiture
-How to mix natural light and ambient light
-How to use different lenses and modifiers
-How to compose for portraiture
-An introduction to posing models, the standards for posing
-Resources for finding models
-How to make your own model release forms
*Content subject to change

Workshop overview:
-From 1 to 2pm you will receive the practical information (from the "what you will learn" list)
-From 2 to 5pm each participant who paid for a "shooter" position will be able to shoot any two models, each for 5 minutes. (This may not sound like a lot of time but at past workshops when people had 10 minutes with each model they all said it was too long.)
At the same time, all participants including "attendees" are welcome to watch one another shoot and learn from one another.
*Exact timing may vary

The models for this workshop are all professional models from Swish Model Management Winnipeg.
You can click any of the images for a larger version.

Daria Lindsay

How to register:
Please download, fill out and send in the following form which is in PDF format.
It contains all the information on pricing as well as where to send a cheque if you want to save money and sign up early.

Special note: LW4-2 will concentrate on using studio lights.

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