Onsite Course
2 Days | 10AM - 4PM
California Center for Digital Arts
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Studio Lighting

This Beginning Studio Lighting Workshop is a two day intense course that will prepare photographers to create striking portraiture.

We cover everything you need to know to set up your own portrait shoots and execute them successfully.

 We will discuss equipment choice, lighting, posing, and basic technique. We will focus on essential studio techniques using softboxes, umbrellas and other key tools. Students will be provided times to work with models and clients for experience and portfolio building.


The workshop will cover creating a studio environment anywhere, concept development, client-photographer interaction, and workflow. Furthermore, this class covers the basics behind the Portrait Photography industry, providing students with tips on  making contacts and establishing income sources.


Systems and Practices for Studio Lighting

In this module students learn the art of portrait lighting and explore how various setups produce emotional and subjective responses in their subjects. Students create lighting diagrams; learn how to control and modify light sources, and how to combine light sources for desired light patterns and effects.

Shooting Skills

Instructors lead students through the professional techniques, poses and lighting arrangements used in major studios while encouraging them to develop their own creative approaches.

Areas of portraiture covered, Pregnancy Portraiture, Newborn Baby Portraiture, Families, Groups, Pets, Boudoir/ Pin-up & More

You will leave this course with a huge amount of studio lighting knowledge, techniques, do’s and don’ts and ready to put this into action. Practicing these new skills will make shooting more fun, great results and your work and photos will look more professional.

There will be a 30 min. lunch break each day


Bring your Camera

A Tripod

Something to take notes, and if you would like, a snack and something to drink.




David LaNeve CPP

This class is limited to a small and select group of students so that the  instructor can teach hands on instruction.