Beyond the Basics: Advanced Lighting WorkshopA 3 Hour “Hands-On” Class
We recommend you take our flagship class ~ '7 Steps To better Photography' ~ before any of our advanced classes!
This 3-hour class is “hands on” and is limited to only 10 students!
Let’s face it, lighting can make or break a photograph! Join Bruce as he shows you how to see, control, and manipulate light to enhance your photographs. In this class Bruce will cover:
Why lighting is SO Important -
The right lighting scenario can turn a 2-dimensional image into a 3-dimensional masterpiece that will literally jump off the paper. Bruce will take the time to show you how to see light like you’ve never seen it before. He will demonstrate how light works may it be indoor or outdoor. “Lighting principles are universal. Light is the same no matter where you are or what equipment you use!” Bruce Hudson
How lighting effects, the overall feel or mood of the shot -
What is hard light, what is soft light and how does affect the overall feel of the image? Bruce also discusses how the quality, intensity and different color of light can also create specific moods.
Ambient (natural) verses Artificial light –
When and how do you useambient light? When and how do you use artificial light including flash a or continuous lighting. Bruce will demonstrate the difference between in camera, on camera and off camera flash. If you have a flash unit, we suggest that you bring it. The use of reflectors and scrims will also be shown and demonstrated.
Studio Primer 101 –
Even though you probably aren’t interested in becoming a pro or studio photographer, Bruce is going to show you what it’s like using 1, 2, 3, 4 or more studio lights. You’ll learn the difference between a Fill, Main or Key light, Accent or Kicker light. The lesson to be learned is that you can literally paint with light. This part of the class is a true eye opener.
Light Direction –
What does it take to create a dramatic photograph? One of the major factors is how you light your subject. The more dramatic the lighting and lighting pattern, the more impact your image will have. Bruce is a master at showing you how your lighting can flatter any kind of subject.
Meet Your Instructor:
Master Photographer, Head Photography Class Instructor & Owner of Hudson’s Portrait Design.
Seattle area native Bruce Hudson has led a colorful life. As a professional musician and educator, he had the opportunity to play with such greats as Bob Hope and Seattle’s own Kenny G! From 1978 to 1982 he was a band director at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA. Bruce left teaching to pursue his passion for photography at the end of the 1982 school year. As a nationally recognized professional photographer, he’s photographed politicians including President Bush 41, Washington State Governor Gary Locke and his family, and numerous State and local leaders throughout Washington State. Many celebrities and sports stars call Bruce Hudson their personal family photographer including future Baseball Hall of Famers Randy Johnson and Omar Vizquel, music legend Marvin Hamlish, and nighttime radio personality Delilah and her family