Lighting Master Class

The Lighting Master Class is a six-session workshop designed to inspire lighting excellence. Each session is 90-minutes in length, twice per week, over a three week period. This schedule allows time between sessions for experimentation, practice, and reflection. Each session will be recorded, and a private link will be provided for your personal viewing.

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Workshop Details

The Techniques and Tools of Creative Illumination

Light is one of the most influential qualities within any photograph. It can accentuate form, emphasize texture, create depth, reveal tonality, and intensify color. Creative lighting gives you the power to focus the viewer’s eye and control the look of every image.

Whether you use a Speedlights or strobes, the sun or LEDs, this course will share dozens of valuable insights that will change the way you use light in your photography. During each of the course sessions, we’ll produce live demonstrations from start to finish using a variety of lighting tools and techniques. These sessions will enable you to see in real time how different lighting effects are achieved and refined.

Session One Highlights

The Power of Illumination

  • What Light Can Achieve
  • Establishing Mood
  • Emphasizing Shape
  • Revealing Texture
  • Focusing the Eye
  • Making Your Work Stand Out

Session Two Highlights

The Many Sources of Light

    • The Simplicity of a Single Light
    • The Flexibility of Speedlights and Strobes
    • Continuous Hot Lights and Cool LEDs
    • Controlling a Single Light Path
    • TTL and Manual Light Controls
    • The Ease of Wireless Triggering

    Session Three Highlights

    Tools For Shaping Light

      • Umbrellas, Soft Boxes, and Dark Boxes
      • Dots, Fingers, Flags, and Scrims
      • Barn Doors, Grids, and Projectors
      • Mirrors and Reflectors
      • Gels, Diffusion, and Density
      • When to Choose Which Tool

      Session Four Highlights

      Designing The Illuminated Image

        • The Reasons for Light
        • Lighting for Effect and Efficiency
        • The Three Most Important Illumination Insights
        • Understanding Light Quality and Quantity
        • Controlling the Depth of Light
        • Lighting Angles and Their Reflections

        Session Five Highlights

        Imagining and Creating Light

          • Learning to See Light
          • How Light Leaves Clues
          • The “Ingredients” for Lighting
          • How to Develop a Lighting Style
          • Ten Images—and the Light Within Each
          • The Fusion of Imagination and Light

          Session Six Highlights

          Mastering Lighting, Enhancing Light

          • Visualizing the Finished Photograph
          • Knowing Where to Begin
          • Rigging Lights for Precise Placement
          • Creating the Perfect Light Beam
          • How Subtracting Light Enhances the Lighting
          • Seeing Light and Shadow Using Tethered Capture

           

          The Lighting Master Class is a six-session workshop designed to inspire lighting excellence. Each session is 90-minutes in length, twice per week, over a three week period. This schedule allows time between sessions for experimentation, practice, and reflection. Each session will be recorded, and a private link will be provided for your personal viewing.

          We hope you’ll consider being a part of the workshop!

          Shine a Spotlight

          Your success in photography is how we measure the success of our workshops. If you have questions, comments, ideas, or requests, please let us know.

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