Tuesday, March 7th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Studio & Location Lighting 101

This one-day workshop will concentrate on the use of large studio flash to craft simple but beautiful portraits in a studio environment.  We’ll have a chance to play with several different light shapers, from soft boxes and umbrellas to beauty dishes and reflectors.  This is the perfect class to get your feet wet in the world of studio lighting, and you’ll be amazed to see what we can do with one light.

A portion of the morning will be spent with lessons and live lighting demos, and then we’ll jump right into shooting for the rest of the day, while being guided along the way.

Strategies for working through the most harsh light of the day will also be discussed during this class.

Who Should Attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting and full manual modes for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.
You would like more opportunities to practice and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.


Digital SLR camera, comfortable operating in ALL manual mode


Helpful but not necessary


Workshop Session Details

Workshop Instructor

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.

MD Welch / Workshop