Sudio Portraits

Lighting for Portrait Photography

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In this course, photographer and teacher Natalie Fobes introduces the techniques behind lighting for portraiture. Its 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. Common one-light and two-light lighting techniques, explaining exposure, metering considerations, and light modifiers are also introduced.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding lighting positions
  • Deconstructing photos to study lighting
  • Lighting a portrait for a Rembrandt pattern
  • Backlighting in portraits
  • Examining a four-light portrait scenario
  • Lighting for different skin tones

Date / Time: Thursday, June 29th, 2023 fro 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Audience: Any interested LSCFTA member
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 or fill out the form below

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Jun 29 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Innovation Studio, LSCFTA
49 S Portage St