Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

2019 Portrait Composition and Lighting with M.D. Welch – Wednesday

 Photo by M.D. Welch,

Photo by M.D. Welch,

This course is perfect for those photographers that want to create amazing portraits of individuals or groups with the use of natural or artificial lighting.

In this class we will cover the variety of posing techniques as well as different lighting styles to match the tone of the portrait. Natural, continue and artificial lighting will be used to show different lighting styles and patterns for portraits.

The morning portion of the class will be live demonstration with students getting their hands on gear, learning proper set safety, posing and lighting techniques.

The afternoon portion will be hands-on with students working with the models, reinforcing concepts learned in the morning class, and expanding into new concepts with break out sessions.

Students will also get to experiment with different types of lighting equipment as well as their own equipment if they so choose.

Gear Requirements: Camera, lenses, operating manual, and tripod for the photography portion of class. If you already own lighting equipment, you are welcome to bring it to class. Please make sure to bring stands and extensions cables with your lighting gear.

Prerequisites: Students should have a basic understanding of how to change camera settings, shutter speed, aperture and ISO on their camera. No previous lighting knowledge is required.

Workshop Session Details

Workshop Instructor

M.D.  Welch – Professional photographer and video director/producer, M.D. Welch has 20 years of experience in print, video, graphic and multimedia design. Over the last 15 years, he has taught all the major Adobe applications, photography and video techniques for the University of Nevada, Reno, TMCC, Shooting the West, Nevada Museum of Art, and the Maine Media Workshops. His knowledge, passion and energy applied to the subjects he teaches has been the hallmark of his teaching career.

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