Lighting for Portraiture: A Special Extended Workshop Presented by Westcott
Monday, August 27, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Dave Piazza
Event Type: Photography, Lighting
Skill Level: Basic, Intermediate
Location: B&H Event Space
“Lighting for Portraiture” is a new four-hour comprehensive workshop that allows you to get up close and personal with the equipment used to capture award-winning images from the top pros. This longer seminar enables an in-depth and extensive discussion of lighting theories and concepts with an ample hands-on experience.

Presented is a thorough discussion of:
-Comprehensive explanation of the different types of light and their properties, including color temperature, specularity and intensity.
-Quality and importance of light and exposure in photography and with the use of digital image capturing.
-Discussion of the similarities and differences between film and digital image capture and the effects of the different types of light in both mediums.
 -Discussion and illustration of different types of lighting products: photoflood bulbs and reflectors, portable electronic flash, studio flash and new continuous light sources.
 -How to control light using numerous types of light modifiers including collapsible reflectors, umbrellas, soft boxes, and collapsible soft boxes with comprehensive demonstration and tips in indoor and outdoor manipulation of light.
-Posing and light pattern technique through the use of live demonstrations and models.

This workshop is divided into two sections. First is a lecture that covers all the subjects mentioned above. And then, and extended "shoot-out" period will allow a hands on learning experience where you will photograph a model to help hone your portrait skills. David will offer individual assistance to ensure you leave with some great images.Bring your camera so you can learn firsthand and see the results of different techniques, light modifiers and types of light. A lighting set-up and live model is provided so you can get the most out of this informative seminar.
Speakers
Dave Piazza

Gaining a love for photography during high school David Piazza received formal photographic training at Newcastle Polytechnic in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Now with over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry, shooting weddings, portraits, event photography and managing color labs, and presently Westcott Technical advisor, David has also had the unique opportunity of working with the most renowned photographers in our industry today. Dave will walk you step by step through the basics of image capture and lighting into some of the most desired lighting techniques.

For more information on F. J. Westcott: www.fjwestcott.com

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