April 14, 2011- May 19, 2011
Six sessions on Thurdays from 7-10pm
Enrollment limit: 12 students
Developing one’s own lighting style is the key to creating truly dynamic photographic images. Designed for students having completed Studio Lighting I: The Basics, this workshop will help students create their own sense of lighting design using advanced lighting techniques and specialized equipment. Further, students will progress towards fully understanding how to modify and control the quality of the light in order to create drama and mood in their imagery.
Each class will start with a lecture followed by hands-on exercises using the lighting equipment. Multiple-light setup demonstrations will cover the effective use of speedlights (portable flash), Tungsten/hot lights and Kino Flo lighting. Participants will begin to develop their own style of lighting by learning to enhance mood and atmosphere, separate visual planes, reveal character and texture, and direct attention to provide more visual focus. Using models and still life, students will create their own light scenarios using their newly learned techniques and the equipment demonstrated in class. On the final evening, students will present their work in a group wrap-up, critique session.
Prerequisite: “Studio Lighting I: The Basics” or equivalent experience. Students should have a DSLR or film camera capable of manual exposure settings and a hot shoe or sync connection. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is required.