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"Advanced Lighting Techniques" - Workshop Content and Itinerary

For photographers with a strong background in the fundamentals of studio lighting techniques, and continuing education for participants in our "Introductory Lighting Technques" or "Intermediate Studio Lighting" workshops.

Please make sure to review "What to Bring" for any workshop.

"Advanced Lighting Techniques" will discuss and demonstrate detailed lighting techniques applicable to artistic model photography. The workshop will focus on multiple light setups encompassing a model interacting with a set and prop elements. The day will start with a breakdown of individual techniques, incorporate a set-build, and culminate in a full production shoot on set with styling and bodypaint by Lisa Berczel of Battledress Paint-n-Body.

A small selection of images from previous sessions of this workshop:

above images copyright D. M. Gremlin Studios except 2nd from right copyright D.R.S. Photography/all rights reserved.

Additional images from our past sessions of "Advanced Lighting Techniques" can be found in the Stark Raven Photography galleries. Links for past class dates: 3/29/09; 3/15/09.


**Knowledge of basic camera functions: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings, in Manual shooting mode.
**Knowledge of hard light vs soft light, and basic use of studio strobes and light modifiers.
**Basic lighting techniques for shooting on a clean black or white backdrop.
**Experience with a variety of portrait and artistic shoots in a studio setting.

Course Topics:

**Creating multiple light setups using 3 or more studio strobes.
**Advanced study of light isolation and manipulation.
**Advanced use of light modifiers.
**Study of selective placement of shadows, and shadow casting tools.
**Independent selective lighting of model and set elements.
**Integration of props and environmental elements into an interactive set.

Adam will lead the class in assembling and lighting a set that incorporates the various elements that have been demonstrated. Each participant will have the opportunity to pose and direct the workshop's featured model on set to practice the presented skills through the lens and create their own high-level portfolio images.

Promotional model releases will be available for all participants for non-commercial use of images shot during the workshop.

Outline of Workshop Schedule (approximate times):

10:00am-10:15am: Arrival of attendees; meet & greet with instructor, MUA, and model
10:15am-11:30am: Discussion and test shooting of lighting effects on metal and other physical set elements
11:30am-1:00pm: Initial set build and shooting opportunities with model in set
1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch (provided for participants)
2:00pm-3:30pm: Final set build, lighting of set, and test shooting of set/environment
3:30pm-6:30pm: Lighting for model within set, and shooting opportunities within final completed set
6:30pm-7:00pm: Equipment pack-up, final discussion, and signing of promotional model releases

D. M. Gremlin Productions recording and photography studio is located in North Long Beach, and has served Southern California artists since 2000. The studio is a creative haven for independent, self-financed artists who need an affordable facility to work in. Further studio information is available on our web site, www.dm-gremlin.com, by emailing studio@dm-gremlin.com, or by telephone at 866-334-4364.