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Workshop Registration: Studio Lighting 101

Workshop Overview:
We are so excited to invite you to a new workshop hosted at our space. This workshop is a combination of lecture and hands-on and will teach you the difference between the various types of studio lights; including, but not limited to:

  • How to use wireless triggers to trip your external flash

  • How to place your lights in order to properly light your subject

  • How to use a variety of light modifiers

  • How to use coloured LED uplighting

  • How to determine lighting ratios

After this class you will be able to:

  • Light a portrait using just one light and one modifier using a wireless trigger

  • Work with more complex two and three-light set-ups

  • Create light for portraits, beauty, or drama

  • Light a group photograph

  • Troubleshoot common lighting issues

  • Confidently purchase the right lighting equipment for your work

  • Understand shadows, properties of light and a bit of colour theory

  • Use light modifiers, grips and expendables

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Photographers with little or no studio lighting experience

  • Intermediate and advanced natural light photographers new to studio lighting

  • Anyone wanting to know more about studio lighting before buying studio lighting gear

  • Photographers who wish to understand studio lighting principles and build a solid foundation

What you will need:

  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens capability

  • Any lens will suffice, but lenses with a focal length between 50mm and 100mm will perform best under these workshop circumstances

  • Fully charged batteries

  • 2 memory cards

  • Flash equipment not necessary but bring it if you have some

Date: Saturday May 28th, 2022
Time: 11am - 1pm (2hrs)
Limited Seating: 8 Participants
Price: $85 + HST

Donation: A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Durham Youth Services. This amazing organization provides programs for at-risk and homeless youth in the Durham Region to prevent homelessness, provide shelter, and other opportunities that will support their success and end the stigma of homelessness.
Location: Velvet Season Studios - 501 Clements Road W, Unit 7 & 8, Ajax ON
Included:  Lighting, beverages and snacks
Bio of Instructor: Colin Burwell (CEO of Empty Cup Media, Cinematographer, Photographer, Teacher, Editor)
Colin's skills as a cinematographer have garnered him several awards for his documentaries “By Accident”, “Much Love Scott”, and “Forget me Knots.” Colin’s knowledge and engaging personality earned him a teaching position at Durham
College in the School of Media, Art and Design. Much of his career has been dedicated to facilitating many types of education. Colin writes and delivers customized photo and video workshops, volunteers with the Durham Region Film Festival and was a mentor for the Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s Media Team.

Workshop Registration

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please fill out the form below and we will email you an invoice. Invoices will need to be paid within 48 hours to confirm your place as space is limited. Should we have more interest, we may open up extra dates. 

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