# 401Basic Studio Lighting

Instructor(s): Bryce Denison

Tuition: $350.00

This is a five-session class that specializes in a small student-to-instructor ratio to provide personalized instruction leading to a thorough understanding of the science of lighting, lighting ratios and the use of a flash meter. MPW will provide models to demonstrate portrait lighting.  The techniques learned in this class can ultimately apply to product advertising lighting or even architectural photography. During the photographing of our models, we will demonstrate posing tips and the virtues of the application of makeup to the model by bringing in a professional makeup artist.

 Learn how to diffuse and bounce light using reflectors, umbrellas, soft boxes, beauty dishes and what the difference between hard edge raw light and soft lighting.  Learn posing techniques that will enhance and flatter your subject and increase sales from clients.  Some of the lighting equipment to be demonstrated include the use of background lights, hair lights, snoots, go-bos, scrims. Learn different styles of lighting such as: Rembrandt Lighting, butterfly Lighting, single lighting, rim lighting and back lighting to achieve that high glamour look or perhaps the girl next door look. 

 This class leads the student towards photographing the high school senior or your friends, family and loved ones but is not limited to that genre.  How often have you wished you could take portraits like the pros do? Portraits can earn you money! Don’t  envy others. Learn these techniques so that others envy your photos. 

Students will photograph four different professional models. During the third session, a professional make-up artist will demonstrate her talents. Students are expected to have mastered basic shutter speeds, f/stops, reading a histogram and composition techniques before enrolling in this class. Prerequisite(s): Fundamentals of Photography (#101) or permission from the instructor. Enrollment of this class is limited to 10.