Learn lighting techniques from two professional photographers who work both indoors in a studio environment and outdoors on location.
Lighting is a key element to creating great portraits using a subtle single light or using multiple lights to create different styles and effects.
You will be guided how to setup simple as well as complex lighting setups for portraits in a studio and on location using flash.
See how two photographers use lighting to build an image for a client and why it is such an important part of the process of creating a portrait.
Dates & Details
Saturday 6th of May 9:30am - 12pm
Price: $30 ($25 members of AIPP/ Head On) (inc GST)
Outdoor: 9:30am - 10:30am with Robert Catto
Location: Perry Lane, between 264 and 266 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW 2021
Indoor: 11:00am - 12:00pm with Ben Scott
Location: Festival Hub Paddington, (Paddington Town Hall), 249 Oxford St, NSW 2021
About the Presenters
Robert is a Canadian-Kiwi photographer based in Sydney Australia, specialising in performing arts, live events, editorial and corporate/commercial work.
Having trained as a lighting designer for theatre, dance and opera, his work is driven by that experience and knowledge of how to light a subject for an audience.
Rob is a founding member of the Kage Collective, an Accredited Professional Photographer with the AIPP, and a guest speaker at the PSNZ and AIPA Image Nation national conferences, photographic societies around New Zealand and at the National Museum, Te Papa. He has also runs workshops on low-light photography and written articles on his work which have appeared in D-Photo, The Photographers Mail, and F11 magazines.
Ben is one of Australia's top fashion and multi award-winning portrait photographers. With a strong belief in producing images, for any client, that stand out from the rest.
Ben owns and runs one of the largest studios in Sydney (www.thestudio501.com) which enables him the flexibility required for a diversity of projects. With a team of makeup artists, hair and clothing stylists as part of his crew, he is always ensuring that the work produced is to the highest standard.
- Learn how to identify the best suitable light while on location
- How to add, subtract and modify light sources to create a compelling portrait
- How to balance multiple light sources
- Studio portraiture using 1, 2 and 3 lights
- Using a lightmeter with flash
Aimed at beginners but would also be suitable for any photographer looking to expand their knowledge of lighting for portraiture.
What to bring
- Note taking equipment
- Your camera and one lens (either to photograph lighting set ups and if time permits to try set ups yourself)
- Appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoor weather conditions, as you will be outdoors for part of this demonstration