Sudio Portraits

Lighting for Portrait Photography

Lighting for Portrait Photography
Beginning/Intermediate Level

In this course, photographer Natalie Fobes introduces the techniques behind lighting for portraiture. It begins with a look at the role of light in setting the mood of a portrait, and then looks at the essential gear photographers need for continuous-light portraiture. The techniques shown are also applicable to strobe lighting. Next, Natalie details a variety of common one-light and two-light lighting techniques, explaining exposure, metering considerations, and light modifiers along the way. The course concludes with several lighting tips, including minimizing physical challenges and do-it-yourself lighting gear instructions.

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 24th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Objectives: At the end of the workshop, program participants will be able to:
• Understand lighting positions
• Deconstruct photos to study lighting
• Light a portrait for a “Rembrandt” pattern
• Backlight in portraits
• Describe a four-light portrait scenario
• Light for different skin tones
Instructor(s): Natalie Fobes
Audience: Any interested LSCFTA member. No prior knowledge needed.
Location: 49 S. Portage, Westfield, NY; Upper Floor, Innovation Studio Room
To Register: Contact LSCFTA by calling 716-224-2135 or by sending an email to

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May 24 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm