I have been a professional photographer in the Los Angeles are for over 37 years. When I first started shooting head shots for actors, everything was shot in Black and White and in a studio. This required a photographer to invest in expensive lighting equipment, backdrops, stands, reflectors, and a host of other items that were needed to produce professional quality images.
Here we are all these years alter and images are captured digitally and in color. There is no more film processing or waiting to see if the images are acceptable because we can look at an on camera monitor and make adjustments if need be.
However, in the studio, the same lighting techniques still hold true. Key lights, fill lights, background lights, hair lights, and whatever accent lights one chooses are still necessary to work in the studio effectively.
This coming November 25th from 3-8PM, I am hosting a one day intensive studio lighting workshop. We’ll discuss the choices a photographer must make regarding hair and makeup, lighting, cameras, lenses, and reflectors. We’ll also go over the basic tools in Photoshop.
Workshop class will be limited to a small size so everyone can get personal attention.
I look forward to having you in my studio to learn about the basic lighting techniques for photography.