International Center of Photography
Lighting: Big, Small, and Natural
July 5 to 9, 2011
is the key to defining the mood, texture and concept of any photograph.
It's the essential tool that every photographer needs to control so
their photos have a greater depth and meaning. This dynamic workshop
covers three types of lighting: studio strobes with umbrellas, soft
boxes and grid spots; portable flash with modifiers, using off camera,
and by remote, and natural light with reflectors and diffusers. We
start in the studio with power packs and monolights, covering all the
standard grip equipment, one to three light set ups, metering
techniques and exposure and color control. Next we work with the
portable flash, understanding how they work and using them in locations
with no access to AC power. We will diffuse and bounce and get them off
the camera so the light doesn't look like flash. Once we get to natural
light, your ability to "see" and understand the direction, quality and
depth of light has been refined, so it's easier to locate and work with
the beauty of natural light. Finally, we will combine strobes and
ambient to balance both the exposure and color, providing the
photographer with great creative options. This is a technical but fun
class, with demos and shooting every day.
Lighting: Studio and Location
Jan. 10 to 14, 2011
This hands-on workshop is geared to teach you how to take control of any situation and learn how to master the light. Whether your subjects are people or products, in the studio or on location, you will learn how to manipulate the light and the mood to suit your subject. The class covers the foundations of lighting: direction, quality and depth in great detail. In addition to sharpening your skills with umbrellas, soft boxes and grids, you will become familiar with such light control devices as Fresnel spots and beauty dishes. With lighting demonstrations, lectures and shooting, this workshop will cover today’s lighting styles and current equipment.. Advanced techniques include dragging the shutter by mixing tungsten and strobes, effective camera shake, and color correction and manipulation. Expanding your repertoire of techniques and styles enhances your creative potential for making more memorable photographs.