The benefit of shooting in a studio is not having to worry about weather, time of day and outside distractions. In a studio, the photographer is in total control, creativity is the only limitation. This workshop will cover the principals of studio lighting, posing, classic lighting patterns, lighting ratios, metering and using professional studio gear as we concentrate on individual portraits and headshots using a live model. The instructors will provide attendees with triggering devices to use during the workshop.
- Working with self contained AC and battery powered Profoto D1 and B1 monoblocks. Up to 3 light sources will be used.
- How power pack and heads systems work.
- How to work with umbrellas soft boxes and reflectors.
- Posing to make your subjects look their best.
- Communicating with your model / subject.
- Background selection to fit your client’s needs.
- Using a light meter for fast, accurate, consistent exposures.
- Setting up your own portrait studio.
Recommended skill level: beginning to intermediate. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of their camera.
What to bring:
- DSLR or Mirrorless camera
- Charged battery
- Memory cards
- The best lenses (for a full sensor camera) would be a 70-200 mm or a 24-70 mm zooms in that order, or fixed focal length 85mm or 100 mm or 105 mm. For the best “look” a portrait lens is preferred, but one as short as a 50 mm would work.
- If you have a PocketWizard triggering device, please bring it.
- Note taking materials
- You do not need to bring a computer, unless you like to take notes that way. A small handout will be provided.