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Studio Lighting and Photo Montage with Richard Tuschman (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)

  • Friday
    January 19, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday
    January 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    January 21, 2024
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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© Photo by Richard Tuschman


In-Person Learning

The digital revolution has made it possible for both commercial and fine art photographers to now seamlessly integrate figures photographed in the studio with either pre-existing or separately photographed backgrounds. The practical and creative advantages of such an approach are many. In this workshop we will explore both aspects of this process: photographing live models in the controlled lighting environment of the studio, and then seamlessly blending these images into our own pre-existing backplates in Photoshop.

Day one will be spent photographing models in the studio with strobe lighting. We will explore the fundamentals of how light reveals form, and thus creates mood. We learn how to create both hard and soft light using various modifiers and techniques, taking into account shape, direction, and distance. We will pay special attention to accurately matching the light in pre-existing images.

Day two will be spent in the computer lab working in Photoshop, where we will integrate our photographs of the models into our own background images. We will learn techniques for selection and masking, while properly integrating aspects such as color, luminance, point of view, depth of field, and grain with the underlying image. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal background images for use in the montages.


Richard Tuschman has been experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. Tuschman’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, AIPAD in NYC, and the Prix de la Photographie, Paris. His photographs have been published in numerous online magazines/journals including Slate, LensCulture, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and der Spiegel. Tuschman’s projects have twice been selected to the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, he was a finalist for the New Orleans Photo Alliance Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2015 and 2016, and was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography in 2016. Richard Tuschman currently lives and works in New York City.


  • Three Sessions
  • Dates: Friday, January 19, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21, 10 am – 6 pm PST, 2024
  • Enrollment Limit: 12 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $1,075 + $200 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, CA 90012.

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 recommend The Shay, a boutique, destination by Hyatt hotel conveniently located at 8801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232. Guests of LACP will receive 15% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).

Click HERE for instructions on booking online.


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Studio Lighting and Photo Montage with Richard Tuschmanshow details +$1,275.00 (USD)  
The Individual Member Rate - Studio Lighting and Photo Montage with Richard Tuschman ($1,221.25 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Sponsor Member Rate - Studio Lighting and Photo Montage with Richard Tuschman ($1,167.50 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Collector, Patron and Director Circle Member Rate - Studio Lighting and Photo Montage with Richard Tuschman ($1,060.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale

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