Photography Workshops by Vin Weathermon are hands-on, fun and creative sessions to boost a photographer's passion for making artistic photographs! Workshops are in a group format or can be done one-on-one. Workshops are 3 hours on Saturdays at The Factory in Santa Ana, and cost $99 which includes instructional materials, lecture, hands on photography session with a model and complete lighting setup. All you need is your DSLR camera, or you may rent one. Contact Vin for pricing, schedule and details.
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Basic understanding of camera settings and modes related to the model of camera (where the manual settings are, ISO, autofocus, exposure modes). If the camera is not a Canon or Nikon, bring your camera's instruction manual. Knowledge of using your DSLR manual mode is very helpful, but not necessary.
The introduction to Studio Lighting will provide the student with the hands-on training to create a dramatic portrait with only one studio strobe and reflector, using the technique of creating chiaroscuro.
The student will learn:
1. How Chiaroscuro adds drama and realism
2. What types of studio strobes are best and some pros/cons
3. What kinds of light modifiers can be used for what purpose
4. Camera basics for studio lighting
5. How to build a set with a background