Mastering Portrait Lighting: Lighting Patterns and Shapers (Session 5)

Class Code:
UUU253
Skill Level:
Everyone

It’s time to take your portrait photography to the next level!
Light is the essential ingredient for all photography and to create beautifully lit portraits you need to understand how to use, shape and control light. This series of classes will give you the knowledge and skills to master an effective repertoire of lighting styles and setups that will improve your results and benefit your bottom line.

Better Portraits = More Business!
This course of hands-on workshops is suitable for photographers of all levels who are truly interested in learning and advancing their techniques. The primary pre-requisite is that you know your camera and have a basic understanding of manual settings.  From working Professionals to serious amateurs, we will cover wide ranging topics, styles and gear and will shoot live during every class. From available light to constant lights to speedlights to studio strobes every possibility will be covered.

Workshop Registration: "Mastering Portrait Lighting" consists of 10 sessions.  Each session will cover a defined range of topics, so you have the option of signing up for the entire course, pick a series of classes that interest you, or enroll for single classes.  There will be overlap and adjustments as necessary to make the most effective use of time and details will be flexible based on the needs of the participants.  Please see the OVERVIEW below for specific topics for each session.

Our goal is to provide you with a great training experience and the skills you need to create beautiful portraits. The knowledge gained will be both practical and inspirational, so if you’re ready to take the next step, sign up now!

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"Mastering Portrait Lighting" course sessions may be purchased individually, in a group of 5, or as a full set of 10.

Individual Sessions: $149 each
5 Sessions: $129 each (save $100)
All Sessions: $99 each (save $500)

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Session 5: Lighting Patterns and Shapers
• Loop, Short, Rembrandt, Split and Clamshell Lighting - when and how to choose
• Softboxes, Umbrellas, Reflectors and Flags - how to select and use
• Possibilities with Speedlights
• Let’s Shoot!

Session 1: Options for Portrait Light
Session 2: Studio Setup and Shaping Light
Session 3: Light Selection
Session 4: The Portable Studio
Session 6: Dramatic Light Shapers
Session 7: Building Studio Portrait Light
Session 8: Mood Lighting
Session 9: Mixing Flash with Ambient Light
Session 10: Groups, Composites, and Summary

Unique University® is the highly acclaimed education component of Unique Photo®, NJ’s only camera and video superstore. There is over 2000 sq. ft. of learning space, including our start-of-the art, 1000 sq. ft. main presentation hall. Unique University’s mission is to help our visitors “Create Better Pictures” by providing photography education for beginners to pros. With events daily, it is the place where photography groups such as local camera clubs, ASMP, PPA and others meet. We have a full curriculum of classes and seminars from world famous speakers such as Art Wolfe, Rick Sammon, Michael Yamashita, Tyler Stableford, Lindsay Adler, and Will Crockett. We offer photography experiences to such places as the Prudential Center for Seton Hall Men's Basketball, Meadowlands Horse Racetrack, Lakota Wolf Preserve, NJ Jackals Baseball, Rutgers Football, Botanical Gardens, Festival of Ballooning, and much more. Our technical classes include such topics as basic D-SLR photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom, macro photographhy, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlites, how to use social media, digital organization, one-on-one instruction, and much more. 

FAQ UNIVERSITY

Where are classes held? 
Unless stated otherwise, classes are held in the Unique University classroom within the Unique Photo SuperStore (123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004). 

What should I bring to class? 
You're encouraged to bring your camera and a notebook and pen to most classes. Some classes will require additional equipment, so please check the class descriptions. 

Will lunch or refreshments be included? 
Lunch and refreshments are not provided for any classes under 6 hours unless noted. 

How do I register for a class? 
You can register online, in-store at the concierge, or by phone at either 973-377-6454 or 973-377-2007. Please note that you will need to provide payment information. 

Can I register at the door? 
For most classes, you're free to register at the concierge desk prior to the start of the class. Please note that there are some classes that offer "Early Bird Special" rates and others that have limited seating, so it would be in your best interest to register prior to the dates of such classes. 

I wanted to register for ______ class, but it is now sold out. Is there a waiting list? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email [email protected] with the following information: your name, phone number, email address, and the class name and date. 

My question has not been addressed here. Is there someone I can contact? 
Please contact Pamela at 973-377-6454 or email [email protected] with any additional inquiries.

Unique University Class Cancellation Policy
Classes costing less than $99 may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. For classes costing $100 or more, advanced notice of seven days before the class is necessary for a full refund.
Requests for cancellation made after these deadlines will be awarded store credit in the amount paid for registration towards a future Unique University seminar or workshop.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the beginning of a class will not be honored and no refund or credit will be given.
Cancellations of any class utilizing models will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the purchased price (up to $100).

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