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Lighting workshop: series 4, workshop #2 (LW4-2)
"Portrait lighting using studio lights and natural light"

This is the second in a series of monthly workshops that I will be holding throughout 2010 all about portrait lighting.
The first two 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 then aren't intimidated later when photographing people.

A photo from my last lighting workshop series (LW3) which included over 60 participants:

-Event: Workshop: LW4-2
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Level 3 Studios: 301 - 290 McDermot Avenue

"Early bird" pricing if you register before February 19, 2010:
-$80 for a shooter position, $60 for an attendee position
Register on or after February 20, 2010:
- $120 for a shooter position, $80 for an attendee position
*Shooter positions may be limited to 45 people or less
**Please see below for details on how to register

This second workshop in the series is meant for:
The beginner, intermediate & hobbyist photographer
-People who want to learn how to use both studio lights and natural light for portraiture
-People who want to learn the standard base of a professional lighting setup
-People thinking about starting a studio at home or professionally

What you will learn:
-Gear: Options in gear and how much it all costs
-How studio lights 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 use different lenses and modifiers
-How to compose for portraiture
-An introduction to posing models, the standards for posing
-How to make your own model release forms
*All content subject to change

Workshop overview:
-From 1 to 2:30pm you will receive the practical information (from the "what you will learn" list)
-From 2:30 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 the shooters while they photograph the models in order to 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.

Model 1: Mache Model 2: Natasha
Model 3: Ocean  

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.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):
Q: Do I need to have taken LW4-1 to take LW4-2?
A: No you do not. You can take any workshop at any time

Q: If I do not have studio lights, but use hot shoe flashes/speedlights, is this workshop right for me?
A: Yes! There are very few differences between hot shoe flashes and studio lights, power being the main one, so if you're looking to get better with your lighting technique, both workshops will help a lot!

Special note: LW4-3 will concentrate on multiple lighting setups.

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