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South Bay Camera Club
Photographic Workshops
"Studio Lighting Techniques"

"Studio Lighting Techniques" Workshop General Information


Workshop will give participants instruction in the use of various studio lighting equipment including strobe lights, softboxes, reflectors, grids, gels, gobos and many other types of lighting equipment. The first 6 workshops will concentrate on portrait lighting. Models will be provided for some of the workshops.

We will learn classic portraiture lighting techniques as well as some of the more modern techniques used in the fashion industry. Here are some examples of the types of images that we will be learning to take.


Lighting equipment will be provided, attendees should bring their own cameras. This workshop is open to SBCC club members only. There is a one time $50.00 charge per workshop attendee to cover incidental expences and mdels, payable at the first meeting.

Instructor: Phil Cohen
2400 W. Carson St. #150
Torrance, CA
Tel: 310-320-5828 ext 311
Workshop Status: Starts August 23rd 2007
Max Participants: 8

Studio Lighting Techniques Workshop News

2nd Workshop Held October 16th
10/20/2006 10:47:05 AM

The second lighting workshop was held October 16th with the 4 original members. We had a hair stylist and makeup artist to prepare our model (Scarlett) for the evening. This evenings theme was dramatic lighting with multiple lights and how each light builds the mood.

Scarlett was shot using the following lighting setup.

Studio Lighitng Diagram - Dramatic glamour lighting

This was the same set that was used to shoot the Alia in Red image that was entered in the last club print critique, the only difference being we did not use the projection spotlight for the main light. The background we used was a brown scenic painted muslin. The images will be posted here as soon as they go through retouching.

The next lighting workshop will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 7:30. To break things up a bit, instead of portrait lighting, we will discuss still life and table top lighting and technique. We will be using various lighting modfiers such as softboxes, light panels, scrims, flags, fingers and dots to shape and adjust the lighting to the desired appearance. Maybe even a little light painting. This should be a fun and informative workshop for those that like to shoot still life images.

Previous Studio Lighting Techniques Workshop News & Info

7/14/2007 2:49:56 PM Summer/Fall 2007 Studio Lighting Workshop August 23rd, 2007
1/17/2007 10:02:07 AM Next Studio Lighting workshop will be February 15, 2007
11/26/2006 7:46:22 PM 3rd Workshop November 16, 2006 Tabletop Photography
10/20/2006 10:47:05 AM 2nd Workshop Held October 16th
9/22/2006 3:31:30 PM First Workshop Meeting Sept 21st

Please Note: These workshops are for current South Bay Camera Club members only. Space is limited and these workshops fill up early.