Getting Started In Studio Lighting

at Capital Photography Center - Alexandria

Course Details
$185 10 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Apr 23, 1:30pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time

218 N Lee St
Btwn Queen St & Thompsons Alley
Washington, District of Columbia 22314
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Laura Hatcher

What you'll learn in this lighting class:

Join Laura Hatcher in her Old Town, Alexandria photography studio and learn what gear is best for creating your own studio. This hands-on class provides photographers an opportunity to learn how to set up various types of lighting equipment to create portraits in a studio setting.

Students will set up and configure the lighting and modifiers, and will practice photographing each other to see in real time how they can control and shape the light.

Topics include:

  • Equipment overview of camera, lenses, lights, and controlling light with slaves, triggers or sync cords.
  • Also, backdrops, modifiers such as softboxes, stripboxes, VFlats, etc, and post-processing tips with various software.

Come away from this class with a solid foundation for creating your own studio lighting set up.

Students should bring their DSLR or Mirrorless camera, lenses such as 50mm on a crop sensor camera, 85mm on a full frame camera or any lens in the range of 24-70mm. Tripods are not required.

School Notes: Mailing address:PO Box 855 Alexandria, VA 22313

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Refund Policy

A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.

If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.

If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.


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Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from...

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