Studio Lighting 101





This class teaches you how to effectively use studio lighting. Unlike outdoor shoots where you at the mercy of Mother Nature, in the studio you can have full control of everything. If you want a breeze or wind, turn on a fan. If you want still air, turn the fans off. There is no rain or snow and temperature is controlled by the thermostat. But the biggest advantage is you can control how strong the light source is and where it is located in relationship to the subject. You can have multiple sources of light, also. (try adding a second sun outdoors – I know you can add strobes) Reflector use will be discussed.


We will cover hard lighting, soft lighting, small light sources, and large light sources.  We will teach you how to operate the White Lightning strobe units to create a variety of portrait styles such as broad lighting, narrow lighting, Rembrandt lighting, and loop lighting. We will cover how to sculpt contours with highlights and shadows. You learn by doing. We will cover the Main Light, the Fill Light, Accent Lighting, the Hair Light, and the Background Light.


Hand-outs will be provided.


This class is approximately 2-hours in length in one session and conducted in an informal, but structured manner. Questions are encouraged during and after the class. You will get to practice with a live person as a model. (NOTE: In order to get the full effect of this class, a subject is needed. The cost of the class can be reduced by bringing a friend, spouse, etc. as a model, otherwise a model will be hired at $25/hr.)


Registration for classes is on a demand basis. The first student to register for a class determines the date and start time for the class. The class registration is then added  for additional registrations and promoted on FaceBook.  To begin the registration process please send an e-mail to stating the time of day that works for you and the day(s) of the week desired for the class you want.


Cost for STUDIO LIGHTING 101 is:

One on One Class: (with student providing a model)

Non-Members  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90

WorkShoots  Members  . . . . . . . .  . . . $60  

Two to Five Students: (with a student providing a model)

Non-Members  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70

WorkShoots  Members  . . . . . . . .  . . . $50

A model can be provided by WorkShoots for an additional cost of $25 per hour.


If you are the first student to register, your cost will be $90 (non=member) or $60 (member). If others join the class, you will receive a cash rebate at class time.  One on one instruction can be requested.