Learn to take your Strobes on Location.
Mastering the skill of lighting on location takes planning in addition to technical savvy. Photographers must be capable of scouting an appropriate location, assessing how time of day will affect the outcome, and determining what quality of light will best facilitate the mood of the picture. Will it be a blend of ambient and artificial light, or does the strobe dominate? Do we use direct or indirect light, hard or diffuse light? How do we adapt to organic changes in the physical environment? This workshop is designed to help answer these questions.
The class begins with a little tech talk to provide students a fundamental understanding on the basic physics of light. This discussion will apply directly to photography and will be put to use throughout the workshop. We will move on to working with subtleties of natural light and then the integration of artificial light. Students will discover how equipment choice can affect the mood of an image by experimenting with various light sources and modifiers such as bounces, diffusion material, umbrellas, soft boxes and grids. Basic as well as more complex lighting setups will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be placed upon utilizing the surrounding environment to the photographer’s advantage. The goal is to provide each student with basic knowledge for seeing and working with light on location and the confidence to use natural and artificial light in various conditions.
Dates: Sundays, April 14–May 5, 10am–5pm (no mtg. 4/21)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Prerequisite: Introduction to Studio Lighting, or equivalent experience and instructor approval.
Tuition: $465 + $125 model, equipment and location permit fee