Lighting without Lights: Naturalistic Lighting

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Cypress Park

Course Details
$670 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Oct 15, 10:00am - Oct 16, 6:00pm Pacific Time (2 sessions)

Cypress Park, Downtown/Northeast
1157 Cypress Ave
Btwn Alice St & Roseview Ave
Los Angeles, California 90065
Price includes $200 studio, model and equipment fee.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Stella Kalinina

What you'll learn in this lighting class:

Lighting without Lights: Naturalistic Lighting for Beginners

This two-session technical workshop focuses on methods of naturalistic lighting. Designed for beginners, we will discuss making use of natural light as well as interior available light. The history of naturalistic lighting in paintings, cinema and photography will be explored and used for inspiration.

Over one weekend, the class will delve into various topics, including exposing for naturalistic lighting, direction and texture of light, how to pose people to make use of natural light, how to use things like reflectors and negative fill, how to use backlight effectively, how to manage color temperature, and practical solutions to in-the-field lighting challenges.

Part of the class will be working with models. This course will include lectures, critiques, and assignments to foster a greater understanding of how to employ naturalistic lighting effects for photographic image-making.

This course will meet at a beautiful new studio located in Cypress Hill area of Los Angeles, Fourteen Studios. The entire 5,000 sq. ft. studio complete with cyc wall will be reserved for the class.

Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera.

COVID-19 Alert & Policy:

Please note this course will be held in-person. We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.

By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.

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Refund Policy
A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests. The request must arrive greater than one week prior to the workshop start date. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the workshop start date.

Upon receipt of a refund request, students will be provided the option of receiving course credit towards the purchase of another workshop. If a student elects to receive credit, the administrative fee is not charged, and a voucher for the amount of the applicable workshop fee will be sent to the student’s email address or credited online at the discretion of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

On occasion a workshop may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs, all students will be refunded in full. The Los Angeles Center of Photography does not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable towards enrolling in a workshop.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time Stella Kalinina 2 $670
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Oct 16 10:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time Stella Kalinina

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