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WORKSHOPS > Stop Relying on Natural Light

  • Stop Relying On Natural light

  • Learning how to use artificial light will be the single best investment you will make as a photographer. This workshop will teach you how and when to use strobe lights and continuous lights. You will walk away from this workshop comfortable with on camera flash, off camera flash, modifiers, and other essential ingredients to taking control of light in your photography.

  • Basic Information

    • Sunday December 11, 2022 9AM-5PM
    • Open to beginners and intermediate shooters (Stop Shooting in Auto recommended)
    • $350.00+GST

  • What's included

    • Access to classroom
    • Access to a large gear closet of strobes and continuous lights
    • Access to 4000 square foot studio
    • Use of a wireless trigger
    • Hands on practice with models
    • 1 free ticket to SNAP Foto Club
    • 1 week of email support

  • What you need to bring

    • A camera that has a hot shoe and can be set to manual
    • Something to take notes on
    • Your eyes

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9AM-12PM

Meet and greet, intro to studio, classroom theory.

During this segment the students will meet and greet with each other and the instructor. Afterwards we will take a short tour of the studio and then move into the classroom to start exploring artificial light and its applications.

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12PM-1PM

Lunch and mingle

Students will have the opportunity to grab something to eat or drink from the SNAP Foto Cafe, use the facilities, and get some fresh air outside on Stephen Avenue. This will also be an opportunity for everyone in the class to mingle and network with others.

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1PM-2PM

Practical application

Instructors will demonstrate in studio practical examples of concepts discussed in classroom.

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2PM-5PM

Hands on with models

Students will have the opportunity to put to practice what they learned in theory and practical examples. Model(s) will be on hand to pose for students in studio and outside on Stephen Avenue. Instructors will be on hand to help, answer questions, and provide feedback.

What should I bring to "Stop Relying on Natural Light"?

A DSLR or mirrorless camera that can be set to “manual” and has a hot shoe mount is necessary for “Stop Relying on Natural Light”.

 

You will also need something to take notes on.

 

I LEARN BEST IN A HANDS ON SITUATION, WILL THERE BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO LEARN HANDS ON?

Absolutely! Students will have a chance to work in our studio with the instructor and on their own. A model will also be available to pose as a subject for all students.

HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?

The class runs for 8 hours (including breaks).

WHAT PREREQUISITES DO I NEED FOR "STOP RELYING ON NATURAL LIGHT"?

“Stop Relying on Natural Light” is for beginners in artificial light. An understanding of basic manual camera operation is highly recommended. “Stop Relying on Natural Light” picks up right where “Stop Shooting in Auto” leaves off.

I HAVE VARIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING MY CAMERA, PHOTOGRAPHY, MY GOALS ETC.. WILL I BE ABLE TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS DURING THE WORKSHOP?

Yes, please write down your questions and the instructor will give the class ample opportunities to ask questions.

DOES THE BRAND OF MY CAMERA MATTER?

No, a skilled photographer can create works of art with almost any camera. Camera brands are personal choices and have nothing to do with the quality of work you create.

WHAT CLASS SHOULD I TAKE AFTER I AM FINISHED WITH "STOP RELYING ON NATURAL LIGHT"?

After you have taken control of your light you must learn to put the finishing touches on your image using Adobe Lightroom editing software. The next workshop after “Stop Relying on Natural Light ” is “I’ll Fix it in Post”

We recommend all 3 workshops for a solid foundation in photography.

All workshop participants must agree to our rules and terms