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Photography Course for Studio Lighting

It takes experience and know-how to be proficient at Studio lighting and set-up. In this studio lighting class participants learn how to use various studio lighting options from experienced professional photographers. Different light configurations are covered and the course includes in-class projects to experiment with lighting options as they are presented. 

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Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

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Comparing strobe to constant lights

  • Difference in lights
  • When to use strobe vs continuous light  
  • Inanimate subjects vs animate subjects

When to use off camera flash

  • Avoiding shadows

Setting up 1, 2, and 3 lights      

  • Types of lights
  • Review of various configurations
  • When to use each configuration

Working with reflectors

  • Understanding the purpose of a reflector
  • Types of reflectors
  • When to use-benefits

Using lighting patterns

  • Understanding lighting patterns
  • Why you use patterns
  • Examples of popular lighting patterns
  • Portrait, split, Rembrandt, butterfly patterns
  • Using rim or accent lights

Taking advantage of grids

  • Understanding grids
  • Using a grid to light up a subject

Color temperature & white balance

  • Balancing your studio image
  • Working with gray cards and other calibration controls

Discovering how to meter ambient & strobes   

  • Working with various studio examples

A camera that can be set in manual mode and a flash, either detached or integrated, is required for this class. All other lighting used in this photography course is supplied for the workshop.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have created many of the official training guides and books for Adobe Systems.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

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