workshop: series 4, workshop #1 (LW4-1)
Lighting using speedlights and natural light"
the first in a series of monthly workshops that I will be holding
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
environment with a teacher present and
A photo from my
last lighting workshop series which included over
-Event: Workshop: LW4-1
-Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010
-Location: Level 3 Studios: 301 - 290 McDermot Avenue
"Early bird" pricing if you register before December
-Non WPC Members:
$100 for a shooter position, $50 for an attendee position
-WPC Members**: $60 for a shooter
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
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
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
-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
-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
-From 1 to 2pm you will receive the practical information (from the "what
-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
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
from one another.
*Exact timing may vary
The models for this workshop are all professional models from Swish Model Management
You can click any of the images for a larger version.
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.