Nelson's Photo

Sept 8, 2018 9:30 am-11:30am

One hour platform, One hour live demo outdoors with model & light modifiers.


Light is the key factor that makes or breaks an image, but the quality and properties of light for great PORTRAITS is very different from the best light for landscapes, travel or general photography! Learn the vital skills of seeing and creating beautiful light for people and faces with Portrait Artist and Lumix Ambassador, Suzette Allen.

Knowing how to light a face and recognizing good portrait light is key, but also modifying light and harnessing the elements of nature and architecture to refine it, is a vital skill for any environmental photographer. Suzette will share her best techniques for environmental lighting and posing in an engaging presentation, and show you how to not only recognize good lighting but know how to modify light with reflectors, scrims, buildings, cement… whatever it takes! She will talk about light direction, diffusion, time of day, some posing and clothing tips, and even a little video for storytelling and dynamic Live Portraits.

Then, for the second half of the class, we will have a LIVE SHOOTING DEMO with a  model to show you how to find good light outdoors and how to modify it for good portrait light. This will NOT be the best time of day for lighting so you will get to learn some valuable  skills for modifying and creating better light in marginal situations! Bring a camera to get some hands-on experience!

BIO: Suzette Allen Cr.Photog., CPP, API Suzette Allen, Lumix Ambassador and Adobe Influencer, is a long- time Photoshop instructor and Hybrid pioneer who continues to reinvent herself to stay current with the changing landscape of photography. Majoring on creativity and innovation, as well as embracing technology, has become a hallmark of her style and a continual driving force toward sharing her creativity with the world. She passionately creates and shares her vision, as a Photographer and Educator, since she loves to TEACH creativity as much as she loves people and photographic art!

Portrait Lighting and posing

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