Portrait Studio Lighting Workshops

Join our Source Photography’s Portrait Studio Lighting Workshop, a comprehensive, hands-on instructional workshop designed to teach you the fundamentals every photographer needs to know to easily set up portrait studio lighting and capture perfect portraits, and allow you to shoot live models in the process. During our 3-hour instructional workshop we will demonstrate our simple, highly-effective lighting technique – One Light at a Time.™ Regardless of how many studio lights you use – one, two, three, perhaps as many as 6 or more! – our process is completely effective and gives you full control of your lighting every step of the way. Sign up today!

Portrait Studio Lighting Workshop

Workshop #5 in the Source Photography Workshop Series™

Our Portrait Lighting Workshop teaches you how to set up lighting that will give you fantastic images, indoors and outdoors.

Our Portrait Lighting Workshop teaches you how to set up lighting that will give you fantastic images, indoors and outdoors.

Source Photography’s Portrait Studio Lighting Workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on instructional workshop designed to teach you the fundamentals every photographer needs to know to easily set up portrait studio lighting and capture perfect portraits.

We know that for most uninitiated photographers studio lighting can seem like a formidable challenge, but we dispel that myth with a proven method we developed for creating the perfect lighting every time. During our 3-hour instructional workshop we will demonstrate our simple, highly-effective lighting technique – One Light at a Time.™ Regardless of how many studio lights you use – one, two, three, perhaps as many as 6 or more! – our process is completely effective and gives you full control of your lighting every step of the way.

Classic Portrait Lighting

The first hour of your workshop is spent lighting our model for a traditional portrait. As we provide instruction, you get to participate in building up the lighting and selecting the proper light modifiers to create the “look” we want. Once complete, you will be able to use our wireless triggers to photograph our model with the lighting you just created.

Creative Studio Lighting

Our Portrait Studio Lighting workshop teaches you how to build lighting One Light at a Time(TM) for a perfect studio shoot.

Our Portrait Studio Lighting workshop teaches you how to build lighting One Light at a Time(TM) for a perfect studio shoot.

After our model changes costumes, we rearrange the studio to get a more creative lighting set-up - again, building it step-by-step, One Light at a Time.™  During this portion of our Portrait Studio Lighting Workshop, our professional photographers teach you techniques to highlight or pull focus away from areas of the model, and how to soften or harden the lighting to create drama and interest. While you photograph our model using our lighting triggers, we will also show you how minor changes in the position of each light or the modifier impacts contrast and the overall character of the image.

Source Photography’s Portrait Studio Lighting Workshop is held inside our private Walnut Creek Studio. We keep our class size small to ensure that you receive plenty of personalized instruction from our professional photographers. We believe the best method for learning is a hands-on approach, so you will be shooting throughout the workshop to put into practice what you are learning as you learn it. After just one Source Photography Workshop you will feel comfortable with studio lighting and be able to easily recreate what you learned.

What We Will Provide

  • Friendly instructors who are seasoned professional photographers
  • A comfortable photography studio environment
  • All necessary lighting equipment and electronic triggers
  • A live model
  • Instructional handouts
  • Notepads and pens
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

What You Will Need To Bring

  • Your camera with fully-charged batteries – you will be doing lots of shooting!
  • An eagerness to learn how to set up portrait studio lighting and take fantastic photographs

Whether you are new to photography and lighting or want to see a live demonstration of our proven techniques, Source Photography’s Portrait Studio Lighting Workshop will give you the practical instruction and hands-on learning experience you need to improve your studio photography. Check out our upcoming workshops and sign up today!

We’ll make you a better photographer – Guaranteed!™