Lighting for Visual Impact

Event has passed (Mon Sep 10, 2018 - Mon Sep 10, 2018)
Peak Design
09:00 AM
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If you are looking to submerge yourself in everything studio lighting then this workshop is perfect for you!  Join us for an 8-hour hands-on workshop where 5-time portrait photographer of the year, Alexis Cuarezma, will walk you through how to light for dramatic effect.
Here the breakdown:
Part 1: Lecture + Q&A 

    Lighting & Visual Impact: analyzed & explained

    Shooting with Strobes: lighting characteristics & modifiers (using affordable lights)

wow! much learning! 
Part 2: Shooting Demo: 

Building an image with 1, 2 & 3 lights

Flooding with light – 3 light setup

Lighting for darkness – 2 & 3 light setups (using CTO/CTS gels)

All lighting gear is provided by Alexis. You just need your camera, a notebook and possibly a towel to clean up all the mind-blowing lighting techniques you will learn this day.
Want to try out new gear? Borrowlenses is offering all participants 30% off all rentals for this workshop!
rad! you thought of everything! But wait, there's more!
First 3 signups get an early bird special rate for only $295
:mind.explodes::  (clean up aisle 2)
About Alexis Cuarezma:
Alexis is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. A passion for bold visuals has colored his whole life, and his childhood interest was nurtured at CSUEB, where he studied art, graphic design and photography. His cultural heritage has proven a prominent influence; as a volatile Nicaragua forced Alexis’ family to emigrate to the U.S. when he was six years old, his vision has been informed by themes of sacrifice—of life, love, and self for the greater good. Alexis has been commissioned by NIKE, Sports Illustrated, the LA Times, the New York Times, HBO and a number of international publications. His accolades include PPGBA’s Photographer of the Year 2013, 2012, Portrait Photographer of the Year for five consecutive years (2009-2013), Ted Gurney Portrait of the Year 2012, 2013 and Print of the Year in 2011.


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