2 Part Studio Lighting Master Class

Course Overview:

The workshop includes and evening lecture to outline lighting in a studio setting and four and a half hours inside a full scale studio space in Denver, Colorado. Here we will work with studio gear and a live model to create imagery using between one and five strobes. 

What you will Learn:

  • The five characteristics of light and how to manipulate them.
  • One light portraits.
  • Using fill lights and reflectors.
  • Hair lights, rim lights, and background lights.
  • Clamshell, high key, and low key set ups.

Online Lecture

The space with the greatest creative space available for a photography is the studio, a place where you control all the light that appears in your image. But when we finally step into the studio we don’t have any firm direction of exactly how to proceed. The Studio Masterclass aims to solve this problem. We will teach the essential lighting positions from single light, to fill, to high key, to lowkey, to clamshell. These will be your starting positions anytime you step into the studio.

Hands-on Studio Shoot

Using the techniques we learned in class, we will shoot using a full studio space and a live model. We will start with single light set ups and gradually add lights to the mix, building a variety of effects along the way. By the end you will be comfortable with studio lighting and positioning lights to create exactly the effect you want.

We hope to see you there!

Tuition: $249 (plus Eventbrite processing fee)

(You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite processing fee)

This class will be recorded and available to attendees for up to 7 days

Due to the hands of nature of this workshop it is limited to 8 attendees


Student Testimonials:

"Joe is very knowledgeable. I learned a lot! I'm excited to start using my flash!"

"Joe did an outstanding job. Even though this was "Flash 101" it is still a complicated topic. Joe explained things clearly. Very helpful."

"Thank you! I bought a Godox V1 at Mike's when I bought my Canon 5d Mark IV body a few months ago. When I got home I was overwhelmed by it & how to use it. Joe explained it very well. I feel confident taking out AND using my flash now. I highly recommend this class & look forward to taking others through Mike's Camera."

"Loved the class - very informative. Thank you!"

About Your Instructor:

Joe Klocek has worked in the photographic industry as a photographer, salesman, and instructor since 2005. Today he teaches courses on a variety of topics, including macro, wildlife, exposure theory, videography, and studio lighting. In the past few years he has been a guest speaker for photographic societies and travel expositions. He lives in Denver with his wife, son, and unmanageable book collection.

Part 1: Live Online Lecture Tuesday, November 7, 2023

6:30pm - 8:30pm Mountain Time

Part 2: In-Person Hands-On Studio experience Sunday, November 12, 2023

1790 s Bannock St. Denver, CO 80223

3:00pm - 6:30pm Mountain Time (arrive at 2.45pm)


Part 1: Live Online Lecture Tuesday February 20, 2024

6:30pm - 8:30pm Mountain Time

Part 2: In-Person Hands-On Studio experience Sunday, February 25, 2024

1790 s Bannock St. Denver, CO 80223

3:00pm - 6:30pm Mountain Time (arrive at 2.45pm)


Cancellation Policy:
> 2 weeks prior:  Fully refundable.

< 2 weeks prior: 1/2 of Tuition refundable as credit.

< 1 week prior: No credit or refund.

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