Studio Lighting Made Simple for Creative Portraits (Hensel)

Class Code:
UUU269
Skill Level:
Everyone

Gain confidence in using your studio lights and photo gear! In this intensive, hands-on workshop with photographer Carlos Alvarado, you will learn about Hard Light, Soft Light, High Key Light, and how to achieve several different looks with modifiers.  While working with live models, Carlos will teach you how to guide your subject with confidence so that you can get the shots you want!  

Carlos' approach is simple, effective, and valuable to photographers of all levels. You will leave this workshop with portfolio-ready images and a new understanding of studio lighting and modifiers!

Setups include:
• Cross Light - 1 light using umbrella
• Beauty Headshot – beauty dish/octa box
• Simulating Sunlight - Hard Light
• Portrait - 2 lights
• How to use Reflectors and Diffusion Panels
• Portrait - 3 lights

Limited to 15 students only -- register early!
Lunch is included.


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CARLOS ALVARADO
I'm a wedding and portrait photographer and I take pictures of people. Originally from Vineland, New Jersey, I now live in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. I am a husband and a father of two beautiful girls and one little boy.

Family is my life, so it's important to me that I give the same attention to my clients that I give my family. My goal is to show the beauty, strength and truthness of each individual I capture. I love working with non-models and bringing out the best of each individual. This ultimately shows in the final images. I am based in North Jersey but travel for projects and also assist other photographers when needed. I've never given up on learning and mastering my craft. Also, I offer one on one lessons in teaching others about photography and sharing my knowledge in helping others understand their passion for photography.

It's never too late to do something you love.


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 photography, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlights, 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 us at 973-377-6454 or university@uniquephoto.com 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 us at 973-377-6454 or university@uniquephoto.com 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).
** Attention American Express cardholders: If you cancel a registration for a class costing $100 or more, there will be a 3% cancellation fee deducted from your refund or store credit.

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