Photo by Judy Wang, past class participant
Finding and Creating Great Portrait Light with Jock McDonald (Two sessions)
- June 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- June 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Are you ready to turn off that on-camera flash and learn how to find and create great portrait lighting? In this fun and explorative two-day workshop, discover ways to find and utilize beautiful ambient light as a powerful photographic tool.
On the first day we will explore the subtle differences between good and bad light, as well as learn how to transform the quality of the light, on location at Disney Hall. This architectural gem offers endless opportunities to interact with the environment to create compelling location portraits with great light. The next day we will meet at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, review the Disney Hall shoot, apply what was learned to the Hollywood environment, and introduce strobe lighting. Students will enjoy working with models on both days.
Seeing light is one of the hardest photographic skills to learn, but by the end of the class you will literally see the world in a new light. For the Disney Hall shoot, participants should consider traveling light as the group will be climbing up and down twisted interiors and exteriors. A camera body with a moderate telephoto is recommended. A 70-200mm zoom lens is ideal. Please do not bring tripods or monopods as they are not allowed at Disney Hall. On Saturday students will report directly to Disney Hall. The exact location complete with directions will be provided about one-week prior to the class start date.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 1-6 pm
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.
Tuition: $375 + $100 model and equipment fee
Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909
Venue Website: https://lacphoto.org/Address: