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Introduction to Lighting for Portrait Photography with Joe & Mirta Barnet – SA

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

| $125.00

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Instructors Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to create beautifully lit indoor and outdoor portraits using  speedlights; on and off camera, as well as other low priced, medium, battery powered flash units like the Godox AD200. Collapsible reflectors, umbrellas and translucent panels will also be used. We will cover the basic principles of lighting a single subject.
Today’s lighting gear makes it very easy for a beginning photographer to use OCF (off-camera flash) like a pro. Inexpensive flash equipment is now smart enough to send or receive commands from another flash unit or trigger without the need of expensive and complicated triggering systems. Light modifiers like shoot-through umbrellas and reflectors make even small speedlights very efficient and easy use to create beautiful portrait light quickly.
Topics covered: 
  • TTL Metering
  • Wireless flash
  • Ambient and flash exposure
  • Exposure compensation and rear curtain sync
  • Bounce lighting tips and accessories
  • Selecting the best light modifier for the desired results
  • Neutral density filters
  • Depth of field and how to control it even when using flash
  • Choosing the best background in any given location
  • Posing your subjects to look their best
Technical Level:  Beginning/Intermediate. A fair working knowledge of your camera, including Manual Mode, and your speed light are very helpful to get the most out of this class. If possible, go over your camera and speed light’s manual before attending.
What to Bring: 
  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • Fully charged battery
  • Memory cards
  • Lenses; The recommended lenses (for a full sensor camera) are a 70-200mm and/or a 24-70 mm zoom, in that order. Alternatively, a fixed focal length lens, like 85mm, 100mm, 105mm or 50mm
  • On-camera speed light if you have one
  • Note taking materials
  • You do not need to bring a computer, unless you like to take notes that way. A handout will be provided.
  • Triggering devices will be available (so you can use our lights), but if you own a PocketWizard, bring it along.

About the Instructors:  Joe and Mirta Barnet have spent over 20 years developing their style and growing their wedding, portrait and commercial photography business in Orange County, California. Joe and Mirta have taught a Master Class on the business of wedding photography at WPPI in Las Vegas for several years where they also serve as print and album competition judges. Their work has been published extensively in Bridal magazines. Barnet Photography is proud to be included in the preferred vendors lists of top wedding venues in Orange County and Los Angeles.
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Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana
3309B South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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