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Studio Lighting: The Next Steps with Hugh Kretschmer (In-Person Learning – Eight Sessions)

  • Tuesday
    September 17, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday
    September 19, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    September 24, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    September 25, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    October 1, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday
    October 5, 2024
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    October 8, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday
    October 10, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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© Photo by Hugh Kretschmer


In-Person Learning

In this eight-session continuation class of Introduction to Studio Lighting, students will create their own sense of lighting design using advanced lighting techniques and specialized equipment. Students will progress towards fully understanding how to modify and control the quality of the light to create drama and mood in their imagery. 

After the first introductory session, participants will spend the next six sessions producing imagery on portraiture, fashion, and still life. (At least three sessions will involve models with one of these sessions taking place on a Saturday around twilight, on-location). Class sessions will start with a lecture followed by hands-on exercises using the lighting equipment. Multiple-light setup demonstrations will cover the effective use of various lighting equipment including tungsten/hot lights and kino flo lighting. Participants will begin to develop their own style of lighting by learning to enhance mood and atmosphere, separate visual planes, reveal character and texture, and direct attention to provide more visual focus. Using models and still life, students will create their own light scenarios using their newly learned techniques and the equipment demonstrated in class.  

This class will culminate in a final group critique session where students will present their best work reflecting portraiture, fashion and still life. 

This course is a continuation of LACP’s signature “Introduction to Studio Lighting” workshop. It is an intermediate level class and therefore prior knowledge of lighting and equipment is required.  Students are encouraged to bring a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or Mirrorless camera equipped with a hot shoe or sync connection.


Hugh Kretschmer set his sights on a career in photography at the age of 13, when his father taught him how to print his very first photograph in the family darkroom. Since then, he has never looked back, receiving a BFA from Art Center College of Design, and launching his career as a photo-illustrator in the editorial and advertising arenas. His fanciful yet provocative photographs balance between art and commerce, and have brought him critical acclaim through numerous national and international awards, and have been the subject of many articles and industry blog posts, most recently in Juxtapoz and Huffington Post, Italy. His work is now represented by Fathom Gallery in Los Angeles and Fotografenwerk, Dusseldorf, while on the commercial side has garnered him a long client list that includes Old Spice, Huggies, Honda, Toyota, Kohler, Evian, New York Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, and Oprah Magazine. Kretschmer is currently an adjunct professor and part-time instructor at both Santa Monica College and UCLA.

View instructor profile here.


  • Eight Sessions
  • Dates: September 17, 19, 24, 25, October 1, 8, 10 from 7-10 PM + Sat, October 5, 4-7 pm PST
  • Enrollment Limit: 12 students
  • Skill/Experience Level:  Intermediate level. Knowledge of lighting, equipment and your camera is required.
  • Tuition: $955 + $400 model and equipment fee (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: 252 South Los Angeles Street, First Level, Los Angeles, California, 90012
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