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Portrait Studio Lighting: A One-Day Workshop with F. Scott Schafer (In-Person Learning – One Session)

  • Saturday
    November 23, 2024
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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© Photo by F. Scott Schafer


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In-Person Learning

This one-day studio lighting course is designed as a basic introduction to lighting portraits in a controlled studio environment. In addition to learning technical use of equipment, participants will explore why great lighting, composition and styling are important elements in the creation of a successful portrait, as well as delving into other techniques that will help the photographer in connecting to the essence of the subject.

The day begins with a discussion and demonstration examining the details of light quality. What makes a light source soft versus hard, and which quality is appropriate for portraiture? There will be discussion on lighting for skin tones, eyes and hair and ways of dealing with those attributes. Participants will experiment with assignments throughout the day, learning how to create and manipulate a wide range of light qualities. Basic light modifiers, including soft boxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, and grids will be employed, with the strengths and weaknesses of each being discussed. The role of light in a photograph to create mood, depth, dimension, and texture will also be examined. Examples of successful portraits by legendary and contemporary photographers will be analyzed, serving as a source of inspiration.

After lecture and demonstration, students will work with models in the afternoon. All equipment will be provided.

 

F. Scott Schafer is an American Photographer based in Los Angeles. An honoree graduate of Art Center College of Design, his stylized brand of portraiture has captured the essence of prominent personalities and entertainers for the past 25 years. Scott’s award-winning iconic images, which embody a unique style of concept, humor and lighting, have been produced for such clients as Intel, HBO, Showtime, Aflac, Sonos, Yahoo!, Netflix and Pepsi to name a few. He has most recently photographed President Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, gold medalist Michael Phelps, tennis champion Serena Williams, super bowl MVP Tom Brady and basketball star Lebron James.

View instructor profile here.

 


Details

  • One Session
  • Date: Saturday, November 23, 10 am – 6 pm PST
  • Enrollment Limit: 12 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera are encouraged to bring a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or Mirrorless camera equipped with a hot shoe or sync connection.
  • Tuition: $415 + $150 studio, model and equipment fee (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: Downtown Los Angeles (LACP Headquarters), 252 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, California, 90012
  • Nearby Lodging: The Miyako Hotel – 328 E. First Street Los Angeles, California, 90012, United States, The Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles Downtown – 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012, USA
  • Not Included: Meals, snacks, bottled water and transportation (to and from the workshop location). Students are encouraged to bring their own food or order from nearby restaurants. Ride share apps or public transit are recommended for those without transportation. Students will be notified of food and parking options in the area.
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Portrait Studio Lighting: A One-Day Workshop with F. Scott Schafer (In-Person Learning)show details +$565.00 (USD)  
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