Film Noir Studio Lighting Class

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Film Noir Studio Lighting Class
 w/ Josh Baker

Dark and Dramatic. Spooky and Constrained. Learn to control your lights to produce a dramatic film noir look in your photography. We will be using snoots and grids and shadows to tell a story with light on our model. Casablanca but with your camera!

Please register early, within 5 days of the start date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation.

Structure and Format

This class will consist of a 45 minute lecture followed by 2 hours of photographing a model in the Precision Camera Studio. 

Topics Covered

  • Restricted Lighting

  • How to use Grids, Snoots, Flags and Cookies in your lighting

  • Working in the lower end of your exposure register

  • Underexposing Ambient Light

  • Introduction to Studio Equipment

Equipment Required

Any Camera with a normal to portrait length lens and a hot shoe. Memory Card, Camera Batteries. Something to take notes with. Strobes and triggers will be provided


This is an immediate level class. You should have a working knowledge of manual camera controls - ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture.

About the Instructor

To Josh, life is one big adventure. He founded AzulOx Visuals in 2009 and has been exploring the world and new photographic techniques ever since. Josh loves to use his photographs to tell stories, and he excels in designing creative story-boarded shoots. Josh is passionate about photography and the creative development of his students. He uses a variety of teaching techniques to help his students realize their photographic vision.

For questions about the class, please email 

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes

If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You can reschedule a class only if notice is given 24 hours before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund 48 hours before the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.

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