About the workshop
The Studio Photography: Portrait & Still Life workshop teaches you the basics of studio photography and how to take photographs using the resources you have in your studio. Besides a camera and lighting, this includes various tools and accessories. You’ll learn how to get truly creative with bare basics, making something out of (virtually!) nothing. In the process, you’ll also learn all the tips and tricks of studio photography. By the end of the workshop you’ll have completed your own professional studio shoot (portrait and/or still life).
The workshop consists of 3 lessons of 5 hours each:
Lesson 1: theory, demo & practice
Detailed explanation and demonstration of lighting, light quality and use of lighting & materials. How does light work and what does it do? What is the difference between flash and continuous light? How does the studio equipment work? Which tools do you have at your disposal and which ones do you really need? How can you work with different kinds of materials? What kind of lighting setups can you use for portraits? Rounding out this lesson is a supervised assignment to get acquainted with studio equipment and techniques.
Lesson 2: practice
Studio assignment, to be carried out under the instructor’s supervision. You’ll experiment with different lighting setups and model configurations and explore how to harness light and materials to produce a creative studio image.
Lesson 3: practice
Shooting a portrait or still life, under the instructor’s supervision. By the end of the lesson, you’ll have produced your own professional studio photograph.