Studio Lighting

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 | Comments Off

This semester I’m taking Intro to Studio Lighting. Within the short time I’ve already had, my eyes have been opened to the importance of lighting in photography. It’s one of the most important elements and can truly make a “plain” image, become an amazing work of art. I started with simply learning about the equipment and setting up studio lights, metering and all things related. Then my first assignment was to make myself a “cheat sheet” of problems that can occur in the studio.  What seemed to be just a pointless, and VERY frustrating assignment, turned into a great learning experience that I know I will be very grateful for down the road. Then we started learning about portraiture, and lighting for faces. I had no idea how much I was missing out on! Shadows and lighting make the WORLD OF DIFFERENCE in a photo. It’s understanding lighting that will set “professionals” apart from “amateurs”. Although I am yet to completely understand it, I’m already leaps and bounds ahead of where I started. I’m excited to put this into action as I pursue my passion in photography, and make my images that much more valuable.

3/4 portrait in studio