CREATIVE LIGHTING TECHNIQUESAlex Peterson6 sessions >> Saturdays, September 15–October 2010am–1pm, Studio 16A & 16C , $295No Prerequisite required. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a DSLR camera if they have one / can get one.
Discover how to artistically use light to transform your photography in the studio and on location. Learn how to properly set up and operate a variety of strobes, lighting modifiers, continuous lighting, mixed lighting sources and natural light for use in portraits, still life and product photography. Gain a deeper understanding on how to operate a digital SLR camera and functions including aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance and ISO. Technical demonstrations and hands-on projects will teach the proper use of professional studio equipment.
Alex Peterson was raised in Hong Kong and moved to San Francisco to attend SFAI in 2010 where he received a BFA in photography. Alex has since worked as a product and freelance editorial photographer for the fashion company TheRealReal. Additionally he has worked at the Academy of Art as a Photography Lap Technician and currently works at SFAI as the Equipment Checkout Coordinator. Alex is passionate about teaching, wide applications of photography and fashion!
PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined two business days prior to a class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.
What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?All classes, unless otherwise noted, meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.
SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, #45 Union, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: [email protected]
What is the refund policy?Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected]
For courses that meet for ten sessions or more, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.
For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.