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Studio Lighting Bootcamp

Are you interested in using strobe photography to take portraits but don’t know where to start? In this one-day bootcamp, we will start from the very beginning and progress to a three light setup photographing a model. We’ll start the day off in a lecture setting covering the basics of studio lighting.

Topics include 

• The different types of lighting equipment available for the studio
• How to safely operate studio lighting equipment
• The difference between LED, CFL and strobe technologies
• A look at the different types of modifiers available – umbrellas, softboxes, etc. and how they change the look of a photo
• What is sync speed and why it is important
• Various methods to connect your camera to strobe lights

From there we will move into a hands-on workshop environment setting up the studio and photographing a model. We will start with a one light set up and add lights one at a time to create a classic three light portrait. 

Concepts covered in the workshop are 

• Placement of lights to control the look of the photograph
• How to use lighting modifiers to change the quality of the light
• Using a light meter to improve exposure accuracy 
• Posing your subject for a more flattering look
• Interacting with your subject to make them comfortable 

Everyone in the class will have the opportunity to photograph a model in each lighting setup. The class is limited to 10 students.

Equipment Required

• DSLR or Mirrorless camera with charged batteries
• Clear Memory Cards
• Any and all lenses you hope to use  

About the Instructor

Scott is a photographer based out of Cedar Park, Texas. He has a studio in his home and runs Scott D Photography with his wife, Jennifer. Scott fell in love with photography about 10 years ago while working in Chicago and began the long journey of learning all he could. His favorite subject continues to be the concept of "urban decay" and his business focuses on family and children portraiture.

Scott loves two things about photography. First, you can never learn it all. Second, the industry is brimming with other professionals willing and enthusiastic about guiding you through your next photographic adventure. Teaching has always been a passion for Scott, and he's thrilled to continue that passion.

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund for standard classes. If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You may reschedule a class only if notice is given 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 no later than two business days prior to 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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