Studio Lighting for Portraits - 2 part workshop

Lighting and composition

Learn how to create dramatic lighting effects using both studio lights and Speedlites. Your instructor will guide you through the process of setting up various types of portrait lighting for a live shoot!

You’ll become comfortable with the quality and aesthetics of light, controlling the power output of lights, where and how to place lights, guiding and instructing your subjects and much more!  

Session 1: Instructional Seminar

The seminar will focus on lighting techniques. It will give you a good set of tools to use as you go forward and work on your own to create portrait lighting set-ups. The following topics with the class:

  • Aesthetic Choices
  • Light Principles
  • Light Positioning and Ratios
  • Subject Guiding and Posing
  • Studio Lighting vs Speedlights
  • Lighting small and large groups
  • Side Lighting
  • Back Lighting
  • Hair Lights
  • Background Lights
  • Creative Lighting Positions

Session 2: Hands-on Workshop

Put your skills into action with this hands-on workshop photo shoot! You’ll get to go through the process from start to finish with live models! Receive one-on-one guidance from your instructor as you set up the lights and guide your portrait model through the shoot.  

Skill Level Beginner & Intermediate


$99.00, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite fee.

save 10% if registering 10 days in advance

What to Bring

To the Lecture

Bring a pen and pad of paper to take those crucial notes. You may bring your camera and flash along if you would like to relate how the lecture applies to your own gear

To the Hands-on Workshop

Your Camera and lens along with a fully charged battery and memory cards. We recommend you bring a flash if you have one that you use with your camera. Additional flashes, studio lighting equipment, and models will be provided.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Mike's Camera, Park Meadows

9197 e. Westview Road Park Meadows, CO 80124

Seminar: Wednesday September 25, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Workshop: Sunday September 29, 2019 8:45am to 11:00am

Register for Park Meadows

Mike's Camera, Boulder

2500 Pearl Street, Boulder CO 80302

Seminar: New Dates coming Soon


Register for Boulder

More Details:

Limit 8

Experience Level:  Beginner - Advanced  Beginners and experienced photographers will benefit from this workshop.

Endurance Level:  Moderate - All age levels are welcomed. Light hiking is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position.

Workshop Dates: April 22, 2020 to April 25, 2020

Departure Date: April 26, 2020

Lodging:  Our home base for this workshop is LaQuinta located in Moab, Utah where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate. To reserve a room for this workshop click on this link. You are free to stay anywhere in the area.

What is Included? The cost of the workshop DOES includes: Photo instruction by Craig Wennersten at multiple locations, deep space observation session and photo editing  using Lightroom / Photoshop classroom instruction.This workshop DOES NOT included: Transportation to / from Moab and during the workshop (we will carpool as much as possible), flights or car rentals, lodging or meals.

Price:  $ 1,399.00

Hope To See You There!  ~ Keep Looking Up!  Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements.

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