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** Rescheduled ** Studio Still Photography – a ONE Day Lighting Workshop

November 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

$25.00 – $100.00
Studio Lighting Workshop
  • New Lower Price
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023 – 10:00am – 4:00 pm
  • Lunch provided
  • Presented by Richard Vallon Jr, Arabi Visual Arts and the ASMP New Orleans/Gulf South Chapter
  • On location at Arabi Visual Arts new 47’ X 26’ studio!
  • Live model will be present during the entirety of both sessions.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to photograph the model to execute most of the concepts presented.

Morning session: Beginner/Intermediate”

Prerequisite: Some experience with basic use of an SLR or mirrorless camera is helpful. Bring the gear you have. Normal zoom lens and short telephoto lens if you have these.

The session will start with an explanation of the difference between various types of lighting available to photographers:

  • Studio lighting vs Ambient (available and normal room lighting)
  • Built in camera flash- more useful than you may have thought.
  • Continuous lights – LED and older bulb systems.
  • Speedlights for on and off-camera flash photography
  • Studio Strobes ( Electronic flash photography )

Next Richard will move into a discussion on what is main light and fill light.  Light modifiers, bouncing light, the inverse square law (light fall-off), and how setting the aperture ( various f-stops)  impacts flash  and continuous lighting.  Also-an explanation of what is light ratio- psychological associations and  filling the shadow areas  with light via reflectors and other light sources.  Light modifiers and their uses discussed- translum diffusion material, soft boxes, octoboxes and brolly boxes, beauty dishes and smaller silver reflectors. Lastly- why we set iso manually and set an f-stop when working with artificial lighting.

The second hour of the first session will be dedicated to discussing and demonstrating the following set-ups: Note each style of lighting is often used for beauty, conveying honesty, conveying evil or mystery and more.

  • Split (half) Lighting
  • Loop Lighting-
  • Rembrandt Lighting
  • Butterfly Lighting (& Clamshell Lighting) aka Beauty and Paramount lighting
  • Broad Lighting- fashion.
  • Short Lighting- reduces weight
  • Back Lighting – adds separation with the background
  • Single point lighting from below – aka Horror Lighting

During the final part, participants will have the opportunity to photograph the model at a station set up with constant lights to lock-in skills learned earlier in the session.  In addition, a 2nd station will be set up for participants to practice using their own speedlight to demonstrate bounced lighting and other techniques suitable to speedlights.  This station will utilize still-life and/or mannequins in place of the model.

Afternoon Session: “Intermediate/Advanced”

Prerequisite: Attend Session 1 and/or demonstrate understanding of those concepts

The afternoon session will build on knowledge gained during the morning with more of a focus in studio strobes- aka studio flash lighting. A live model will be provided and we will create some different looks and work with various props.

There will be an introduction to posing the model for art and fashion purposes. Emphasis here is to give the students an actual working studio experience to make their own images with studio flash and the live model.

Richard will delve into the following topics related to studio strobes with a live model:

  • Safety First! What to be careful of so no one gets hurt
  • Firing the lights (triggers, master/slave, sync cable)
  • Shooting with a single studio strobe
  • Lighting Ratios with more than one strobe
  • Lighting modifiers (grids, snoots, softboxes, gels)

All participants will have the opportunity to shoot with their own camera.  We will have a variety of options available to “fire” the studio strobes.

About Richard:

As owner of Orleans Image Consulting, Richard has advised countless photographers for decades on their imaging hardware, software, and storage needs. He continues to teach a wide variety of classes at the New Orleans Academy Of Fine Arts.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Workshop:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Lunch provided.



Class size limited to 20 total.

$50:   ASMP Member

$100: Non members

$25:    Students 

Location:  Arabi Visual Arts, 6707 St Claude Ave #8, Arabi, LA 70032

Questions? Contact Richard Vallon  504-905-1725  – Voice or Text (Preferred)


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November 18, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
$25.00 – $100.00
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ASMP New Orleans / Gulf South
(504) 232-3038
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Arabi Visual Arts
6707 St Claude Ave #8
Arabi, LA 70032 United States
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(504) 373-9476
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