Portrait Lighting workshop Nov 23-24
Day 1: Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission TX
Day 2: Houston TX
This 2 days workshop is designed for photographers who are shooting portrait using artificial lights like strobes, flashes or continue lights.
Within the 2 days we’ll go through all my lighting techniques of both location lighting and studio lighting. What will be covered in this workshop includes but not limited to:
How to blend your flash/strobe light with ambient.
How to get the natural look with artificial light.
How to pick the right light modifier for different ambient light.
How to decide where to position your light.
How to light at different time of the day.
How to light under different weather.
How to make your ambient light work for you instead of against you.
Working with one light on location.
Working with multiple lights on location.
My go to lighting setup for location lighting.
Softboxes VS umbrellas
Silver VS white modifiers
Working with small modifiers
Working with large modifiers
One light setup
Two Lights setup
3 lights setup
How to light with bright background vs dark background
Lighting setup for headshots
Other than the lighting techniques, we’ll also go through the following topics which I believe are as important as lighting.
Pro and cons of HSS
Choosing the right lenses
Analyzing the scene and picking the right background.
Composition (not just rule of third)
When NOT to use your strobe?
The difference between shooting in studio and on location
Trouble shooting. When you are not getting the look you want how to fix it?
Location Portrait Lighting at Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission TX (purchase ticket here)
Location Portrait Lighting at Downtown Houston
Studio Portrait lighting at Downtown Houston
This will be a very hands on workshop which means I’ll spend as much time as possible with each photographer to assistant them to practice my lighting techniques. The purpose is to let you better understand my thought process so it’s clear what changes need to make to get the same look.
What to bring:
Your light if you want to me to demonstrate how to get my look with your light.
One Small modifier. These are some examples:
24” beauty dish (silver or white)
1x3’ or 1x4’ stripbox
We’ll do demonstration with Profoto if you want to try our lighting gear make sure you bring a trigger that works with your camera on HSS.