It’s Here!! Studio Lighting 101!

Its Here!!  Studio Lighting 101! photo

You asked for it … and now it’s here!!
Studio Lighting 101

Its Here!!  Studio Lighting 101! photo

Registration opens to Lifetime Members NOW!
Remaining seats will open to our regular Members at
11:00am EST on Thursday, January 27.

More details below…

COURSE SUMMARY:
You asked for it, and now it’s here! This introductory studio class will start from the ground up as participants will learn how to position their lights and take a handheld meter reading. We will learn about how to use light ratios and various lighting styles to create portraits to flatter our subject. Accent lights such as background lights and hairlights will also be taught. Detailed lighting diagrams and sample photos will be shared to help participants create stunning images, including Jes’s recipe for perfect high key every time.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:
Jessica Gwozdz is a Certified Professional Photographer and mom of two.  She is located in Chicago and specializes in studio portraiture of kids and families.

COURSE DETAILS:

What we cover:

  • Basic studio lighting terminology
  • Overview of basic studio lighting gear
  • How to use a handheld light meter
  • Setting up and positioning your studio lights
  • Various lighting styles
  • Using light ratios to set the tone of your images
  • Multilight setups:  Using hairlights and background lights to enhance your images

What you get:

  • Weekly lessons and assignments
  • Detailed lighting diagrams and example images
  • PDF copy of all posted lessons and exercises
  • Detailed, personalized CC and guidance every week

What you need:

  • DSLR and portrait lens
  • Two studio strobes
  • Two modifiers. Ideally: one larger-sized softbox or umbrella to be used as a main, and one smaller modifier that will give a more focused stream of light. This second modifier can be a grid, snoot, or strip box.
  • Two light stands
  • Method to trigger strobe (either sync cord or wireless trigger)
  • Gray card, zebra card, or another method to set CWB in a strobe situation
  • Reflector or large piece of white cardboard
  • A handheld meter that records flash readings. Recommended meters are the Sekonic L-308 series (308, 308B, 308S all OK) or L-358.

Detailed information with gear suggestions and links can be found here (must be a CM member to view thread):
http://www.clickinmoms.com/forums/showthread.php?114535-A-little-more-detail-about-the-Studio-Lighting-101-Gear-List

How it works:
A lesson will be posted every week in a private forum here on clickinmoms.com. You will have a week to post your assignment.  You do not need to be online at any specified time. You can read, view and download at your leisure.

COURSE DATE:
The course’s private forum opens on Monday, January 31. The private workshop forum closes at the conclusion of the course.

COURSE FEE:
$300 per person

MAXIMUM REGISTRANTS:
Registration is limited to 30 active participants.

Registration opens to Lifetime Members NOW!

Remaining seats will open to our regular Members at 11:00am EST on Thursday, January 27. You will see the option to sign up though the following link when it is available to you:
http://clickinmoms.com/amember/member.php?tab=add_renew

NOTE: Workshop seats are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Your registration fee is only valid towards the workshop for which you have registered. Please make sure that you have the time and energy to commit to this workshop before signing up.


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5 Responses to “It’s Here!! Studio Lighting 101!”

  1. Becky
    Jan 27 2011 at 6:09 am #

    I am new to Clickinmoms…I started photography about 6 years ago when I started srapbooking, but within the last 2 years started thing about getting into it SERIOUSLY. I am still having issues with a few things and would like to know if there is a book out there that can help me "understand" the basics of photography. Thanks so much…

    • Kathryn
      Jan 27 2011 at 6:14 am #

      Hi Becky!

      Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is a great resource for understanding the exposure triangle and getting a good grasp on the basics.:)

  2. Feb 02 2011 at 2:31 am #

    Looks like a nice course! Love the High Key images – was wandering what's your setup?

    We shoot high key in our studio with one big light as a key f8 and 2 back-lights to overexpose the background f11 each.

    Alex

  3. Feb 04 2011 at 9:26 am #

    Alex, that sounds like what I do. I blow the background a full stop brighter than the main. If I have enough room to pull the subjects forward, I will actually just use parabolic reflectors only on my background lights.

  4. studio strobe
    Oct 14 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Thanks a lot for this its truly great, have you got any other knowledge ?

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