Class Description:

In the world of photography and videography, proper lighting is often the difference between a good shot and a great one. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker, a professional photographer, or someone looking to elevate their content creation skills, our "Illuminating Excellence" class is your gateway to mastering video lights for interviews and portraits.

Course Overview:

Join us on a captivating journey into the art and science of lighting, where you'll learn to create stunning visual compositions with the use of video lights. This comprehensive class is designed to equip you with the knowledge and hands-on skills to harness the power of lighting, transforming your interviews and portraits into professional-grade works of art.

This 2- Part workshop includes the first part (seminar) online on Tuesday February 13, 2024 to discuss video lighting and key concepts to prepare you for the workshop on Saturday February 17, 2024 in our classroom workshop located in our Boulder Store on Pearl Street.

Key Learning Objectives:

Understanding the Fundamentals: We'll kick things off by delving into the basics of lighting, color temperature, and the anatomy of video lights. You'll grasp the terminology and concepts that will serve as the foundation for the entire course.

Choosing the Right Equipment: Discover the wide array of video lights available on the market. We'll guide you through the selection process to ensure you make informed choices based on your specific needs and budget.

Setting Up Your Lighting: Learn the art of positioning, diffusion, and controlling the intensity of your lights. We'll explore various lighting setups, including three-point lighting, beauty lighting, and Rembrandt lighting.

Balancing Natural and Artificial Light: Understand how to seamlessly integrate video lights with available natural light, creating captivating scenes and reducing harsh shadows.

Color Grading and Gels: Explore the creative possibilities of color temperature, and how the use of gels can enhance the mood and storytelling in your interviews and portraits.

Modifiers and Accessories: Dive into the world of light modifiers, such as soft-boxes, umbrellas, and reflectors, to control and shape light effectively.

Hands-On Practice: Get behind the camera and practice lighting setups with professional models and subjects, honing your skills under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Advanced Techniques: Explore advanced topics, including rim lighting, background lighting, and using practical lights to add depth and dimension to your shots.

Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving: Learn how to address common lighting challenges and adapt to various shooting environments.

Post-Production Enhancement: Discover post-processing techniques to enhance the quality and mood of your interviews and portraits, making them truly stand out.

Who Should Attend:

  • Photographers looking to expand their skills into videography.
  • Videographers aiming to master the art of lighting.
  • Content creators, YouTubers, and vloggers seeking professional-quality production.
  • Film and media students and enthusiasts.
  • Professionals who require high-quality interview and portrait shots for their work.

Course Requirements:

No prior experience is required, but a basic understanding of photography or videography fundamentals is beneficial. Students should bring their own camera and tripod.

Join us in "Illuminating Excellence," and let the power of video lights unlock your creative potential, taking your interviews and portraits to the next level. Elevate your storytelling through the mastery of light. Enroll today and embark on a luminous journey of creativity and skill development.

Tuition: $99.00 + Eventbrite Registration fees

(You are welcome to register in store to avoid the fees)

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About your Instructor Joe Klocek:

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. You can find him at the Park Meadows store.

Registration Dates and Times

Part 1: Tuesday February 13: 6.30pm - 8.30pm (MST) Online

Part 2: Saturday February 17: 2.00pm - 5.00pm (MST)

Mike's Camera Boulder: 2500 Pearl Street, Boulder CO 80302

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Cancellation Policy as spaces are limited:
More than 2 weeks prior:  Fully refundable.

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

Less than 1 week prior: No credit or refund.

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