Better lighting is the number one way to increase the perceived value in your photographic product. For this reason, it is important to have a strong handle on the techniques involved in being able to consistently produce great results time and time again. In this pre-con class Wes Kroninger will show you everything he knows about getting great portrait lighting in any working condition. Wes has photographed everything from children and high school senior portrait sessions, weddings, magazine covers to high end beauty and automotive photography for fortune 500 companies. If you are new to portrait lighting, need to brush up on your lighting knowledge, or have associate photographers that need a foundation in portrait lighting, then this pre-con is for you.
Wes has been a lighting instructor for 14 years and has a knack for simplifying the complex information into easy-to-understand pieces by building upon a solid base of basic lighting knowledge. This class will start with a simple bounce reflector and move up to complicated flash set ups for both headshots and full-length intricate sports images.
What we’ll cover:
Metering and color balancing
Foundations of portrait lighting
Different light modifiers and what they do
How to meter and gel off camera strobes to balance with ambient lighting
Selecting the best lighting tools for the job at hand
Bounce reflectors and how to use them
January 27, 2022 (Thursday)
Demonstration: Virtual Groups for Beginners
14:45 - 15:45
Sometimes called composites, sometimes "extreme teams," but whatever you call them when the time comes to create a virtual group effectively, it is a smart move to know how to pose and light for the situation.
Whether you create virtual groups as part of your business model or need a solution for weather days or when the maximum scheduling flexibility is necessary, the goal is always to get great images as efficiently as possible. Wes Kroninger has spent more than six years working with photographers all over the country to come up with lighting and posing processes that work and keep the process as simple as possible.
Whether you plan to shoot green, grey, or white background, Wes will discuss how to keep your lighting simple for a quality extraction, use your lights to create depth in your images, and how to pre-plan your virtual group to achieve a perfectly balanced result.
If you've ever wanted a look inside of a volume composite photo day, then please join us to take a peek.
What we will cover:
- Virtual group lighting
- Virtual group posing
- Shooting for extractions off any background
- Pre-panning your group images
- Shooting for speed -vs- shooting for impact
- The dos and don'ts of virtual groups