Dragging the Shutter: Balancing Flash and Ambient In-Studio and On-Location with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning – Two Sessions)
Photo by Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis

Dragging the Shutter: Balancing Flash and Ambient In-Studio and On-Location with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning – Two Sessions)

  • April 1, 2023
    1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In-Person Learning Class

Dragging the Shutter or balancing strobe and ambient light is tricky but the results can be amazing. We use the flash to illuminate the subject and slow the shutter speed (hence the term “dragging”) to pull in the background ambient light. Once you get the basic concept of how to set your flash and what camera settings to use, it’s easy and fun to experiment. For example: taking a photo of someone outside at night by using a portable flash and also capturing the city lights in the background. There is quite a lot to know about this technique because it involves color balance as well as exposure balance. Bobbi and Lee explain how to determine the proper balance of exposure between the two light sources – flash and ambient – then how to creatively play by shaking or spinning the camera, zooming the lens, panning and more. The flash will light the subject and freeze any motion, and then moving the camera will blur the ambient light in the background in a variety of ways. Adding gels to the flash can making the color of the light sources correct, or for creating unusual effects. This technique can be used for people at twilight, product shots, flowers outside, etc. It’s a creative and fun way to make your photos more dynamic and effective!

The class starts in the classroom on Sat. at 1 pm with instruction and demos. We will work with the flash on both TTL and Manual and show how to configure the aperture and shutter to get the correct balance of exposure. The flash lights the subject and the ambient lights the background. Shooting models will take place both in the studio and on location at Santa Monica Pier at sunset.

This course is strictly limited to 12 students.

Bobbi Lane (www.bobbilane.com) is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Her clients include GE, Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, Brandweek Magazine, Neutrogena, Charles Schwab, Mattel, Sears’ Tower Skydeck, Fujifilm, Sekonic Meters and the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. Lane shoots primarily ?real? people for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Her corporate and editorial work includes corporate identity, business websites and annual reports.

Lee Varis (www.varis.com) is a photo-illustrator working in Hollywood and is the owner and founder of Varis PhotoMedia. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years, working with computer imaging for over 20 years. His work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, and numerous brochures, catalogs and magazine articles.

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?

We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).

Click HERE for details on booking.

Two Sessions
Dates: Saturday, April 1, 1-9 pm PST + Sunday, April 2, 10 am – 6 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.
Tuition: $975 + $250 studio, model and equipment fee

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (323) 463-4646

Address:
312 N Western Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90004, United States

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