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Lighting on Assignment: How to Make it Work No Matter What

10:30AM - 3:00PM
Sep 21 - Nov 23
4.50 CEUs,
10 Sessions

Barbara Nitke Photographer

From lifestyle and social media shoots to quick headshots and big studio setups: If you want to become a people photographer today, you need to be prepared to do it all. This hands-on course will build your skills with on-camera flash, hot lights, LEDs and strobes. We'll explore how to mix lighting on location for interesting effects, how to build a beautiful look from scratch in an all-studio environment and how to bring a studio setup out to a location. Inspiring your subjects to build their trust in you will be addressed. In-class assignments build in complexity week to week. We'll talk about what worked and what didn't-and what to do when things go awry. By the end of this course you will have the skills to work with your own equipment on simple assignments, and the confidence to rent expensive studio strobes for more complex jobs.
NOTE: Please bring 6 to 10 samples of your work (prints or digital files) and a DSLR camera that can be set in manual mode to the first session.


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