Location Lighting for Portraits

Go beyond “natural light” and learn how to leverage the power of battery-powered flash units for on-location portraits!

Location Lighting for Portraits Poster

Level: Intermediate
Date: Sunday 24 April 2022
Duration: 3.30pm – 5.465pm
Cost: $190
Instructor: Seng Mah
Location: Piney Lakes Reserve, Murdoch
Maximum participants: 6

Come and learn how to light and shoot amazing portraits on location using off-camera battery-pack powered flash lighting! It’s a great opportunity to learn how the pros do it, and capture stunning and unique location portraits at the same time!

More and more, photographers are using battery-pack powered flash lighting for their on-location portrait lighting. More powerful than conventional speedlights and just as portable, these lights (eg. Jinbei, Godox, Elinchrom) allow for exceptional creative and professional quality lighting that you can bring on location.

This workshop is ideal for photographers who want to learn how this style of lighting works on location and to leverage the power of these lights. If you have always wanted to shoot stunning outdoor portraits with off-camera flash lighting, then this is a great opportunity to learn how to creatively balance ambient and background lighting, and to explore ways in which lighting can be used for professional quality and creative results

All you need to attend is your interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or mirrorless), and a mid-range telephoto lens that can cover the focal lengths of around 50mm – 200mm. We will supply the lighting (Jinbei) and triggers.. You’ll be shooting in natural bushland setting at Piney Lakes Reserve in Winthrop.

This mini-workshop is limited to 6 participants in order to maximise your learning and shooting time with our model/s.

What you will need:

  • Your Interchangeable Lens Camera.
  • Lenses in the focal length range of 50mm – 200mm (full frame equivalent; if you use a crop frame, then the crop frame equivalent will be sufficient)
  • Good walking shoes. We also recommend that you wear trousers as we will be shooting in bushland locations.
  • There is no need for a tripod for this mini-workshop.

Covid-19 Policy Compliance

We follow government health mandates when it comes to implementing Covid-19 safe practices at this event. If government mandates require the wearing of masks, you will need to wear a mask for the duration of this workshop. The models can remain without masks while they are being photographed. To ensure the health and safety of all customers and models, we will also only accept bookings from photographers who have had their full vaccination (digital vaccination certificate will be viewed on attendance). If this event cannot run due to government imposed restrictions, it may be re-scheduled or a refunded (less booking fees).


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