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Studio Lighting: What You Really Want to Know

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Jan 25 - Apr 05
3.00 CEUs,
10 Sessions

Len DeLessio Photographer

Have you ever seen a picture in a magazine and wondered how the lighting was done? Using a basic knowledge of studio lighting equipment and the careful analysis of a particular photograph, you can learn to re-create the lighting technique in the images you see online and in print. What technical information is hidden in the catchlight of a model's eyes? What do the shadows tell us about how many lights were used and where they were placed? Is the image a Photoshop composite or some other digital manipulation? The answers to these questions will guide you to understanding the lighting styles of photographers such as Jill Greenberg, Juergen Teller, Martin Schoeller, Michael Thompson, Richard Avedon, and many more. A slide presentation will reveal the hidden clues in an image, and students will photograph models using that technique. This is a hands-on, advanced-level course.
PREREQUISITE: At least one course in studio photography.
NOTE: Lighting equipment, light meters, models and seamless backgrounds will be provided. Students must supply their own digital or film cameras with manual exposure settings and a hot-shoe or PC flash sync connection.


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