"Introduction to Studio Photo Shooting" as well as our "Lighting Practice Sessions" repeat on an ongoing basis.
Intro to Studio Photo Shooting is currently being offered as individually scheduled private and semi-private sessions.
Studio Photography Lighting Practice Sessions will continue in 2014, with dates to be announced.
For information or registration for either class, please email the studio or call 866-334-4364 (voice only; no text).
Before you can get creative in the studio environment, you'll need to have a basic comfort level with the lighting and equipment you'll be using to shape your shots. We offer a set of two classes to provide this knowledge to photographers new to the studio shooting. These classes are designed to meet the needs of photographers with little or no experience shooting in the studio, including both those new to photography as a whole, and those who have previous experience in shooting outdoors or in 'available light' settings.
Registration for either class is $60 per person per session, with any session limited to a maximum of four photographers. Lighting Practice Sessions are pre-scheduled group classes involving 2-4 photographers. Intro to Studio Photo Shooting is offered as 3-hour group or semi-private sessions (2-4 photographers) or 2-hour individually scheduled private sessions. Instructor for all sessions is studio owner Wendy Levin.
"Introduction to Studio Photo Shooting" presents the basics of camera settings and equipment used in studio photography. Class covers shooting in manual mode, choosing and setting appropriate ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds for studio photography, and the basics of strobe light functions and wireless flash sync. This is an entry-level class with no prerequisite expectations.
For those who have a basic knowledge of strobe lights and camera functions, our "Lighting Practice Sessions" provide a no-pressure opportunity to continue gaining comfort and facility with setting up and manipulating studio lighting. These sessions are hands-on 'lab time,' with no set curriculum, allowing the participants to set up, explore, and experiment with lighting and shooting. Instructor is present to answer questions and provide guidance. Participants will work with and photograph a model provided for the session.
Intro to Studio Shooting is a class that most people would likely wish to attend just once, whereas participants may enjoy attending the lighting practice sessions on multiple occasions to continue gaining experience and developing skills.
There is no prerequisite for the Intro to Studio Shooting classes, which is truly an entry-level class for studio photography. You do not need to have attended a previous session of Intro to Studio Shooting to take part in the lighting practice sessions. Howver, if you're not already familiar with the basics as covered in the Intro to Studio Shooting class (see itinerary below), please do register and attend a session of the Intro class to get you started before jumping in to the open practice sessions.
** These classes will be utilize D. M. Gremlin Studios' complement of AlienBees strobe lights and Pocket Wizard wireless transceivers. However, the information covered applies to a wide range of studio lighting equipment, whether you're shooting here or elsewhere.
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