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Beginning Portrait Photography Lighting with Keith Payson
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)
Culver City, CA
Learn to Light the Human Face.
Have you always wanted to learn the art of great portrait lighting? Learn the art of seeing as opposed to the everyday act of simply looking at things.
Well, now is your chance! Keith Payson will guide you through the general principles of basic lighting and then show you how to use your newfound knowledge and techniques to take great portraits of your family and friends. Whether you are using sunlight or strobe-light, on-camera flash or constant light you can learn what seeing light is all about and immediately start to take better pictures.
This 2.5 hour hands-on class will teach you the following principles & techniques:
1. Learn to assess bone structure and the shape of the human face
2. Learn how to select studio portrait backdrops.
3. Learn about shooting portraiture on-location
4. Learn when to use strobe light or when to use constant light
5. Learn when to use diffusion filters and can they really make anyone look beautiful?
6. Learn what lighting ratios are and how to use them
7. Find out what the difference is between hard and soft light
8. Learn how to sculpt and to paint with light
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate: Attendee should be familiar with the basic functions and menus of their camera
WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring your camera and something with which to take notes. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with room on it for photos.
PARKING and LOCATION:
Culver City - Please park in the Samy's Camera store parking lot at 4411 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230. The classroom is upstairs above the film counter in the back.
REFUND AND CANCELLATIONS: scroll to bottom of page.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS:
Our goal is to provide a fun and professional learning environment that fosters a positive experience and builds a strong relationship with Samy's Camera customers. Unless otherwise noted, all classes require advance registration due to limited seating and/or availability.
Samy's EDU makes the decision to run a class based on the attendance level 48 hours prior to the class. Because of this, we can only offer a refund if you notify us by sending an email to EDU@Samys.com 48 hours before your class. If you fail to provide email notification or if you cancel less than 48 hours prior to the class all monies will be forfeit and you will not receive a refund.
On occasion we may cancel a class because of low enrollment and/or unforeseen professional conflict on the part of the instructor. Should this be the case, all monies will be refunded in full. We do not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, so please buy a refundable ticket if you are coming from outside of Los Angeles
Samy's EDU is the largest photo program on the West Coast. In 2012 we held over 300 classes serving over 5000 students. We offer classes for all levels of photographers on subjects like DSLR Video, Lightroom/Photoshop, Digital Black and White, Fine Art Travel, Studio and Location Lighting. We have 3 classrooms at the Fairfax location including a computer classroom and a 50 seat seminar room with Leica projector and 55" 3D TV. There are also classes in the EDU classroom in Santa Ana, Culver City, Pasadena and Santa Barbara.
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