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Our Studio Portrait Lighting Workshop - Wednesday June 9th, 2010

Some time ago I somehow developed a desire to be a speaker at the SWPP convention in London. Having been a software trainer/consultant in a previous life there were parts of that life I'd been missing. And speaking in front of a group of people about something I am passionate about is one of them.

In 2010 I was fortunate enough to have been given a place as a speaker at the convention. I spent several months thinking I was mad. In fact right up until I walked into the room on the morning of my talk I felt that way. But then the room began to fill. I realised there are many people much earlier on in their photography career than myself and I do have something worth sharing with these people. When the talk was over I was left on a high that stayed with me for weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed doing my talk and now feel it is something I want to do more of.

So the date has been set and the details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday June 9th, 2010

Location: Our new studio at 81 Hinckley Rd, Burbage, Hinckley.

Time: 9:30 - 5:00.

Cost: £100 (which includes lunch and refreshments).

Subject: Studio portrait lighting


What I am trying to create in this course is a compilation of the many lessons I have learned through the various seminars and talks I've attended, along with all the trial and error errors I've made in order to deliver a concise session that should switch the light on, so to speak, for all those either new to studio lighting or those needing confidence with their lights. Basically, I am trying to create the sort of lighting course I wish I could have attended all those years ago when I first began, so that I wouldn't have had to make so many errors to get where I am today.

This course will begin with a projected presentation explaining the function of the various lights required in portraiture. This will be followed by a hands on session showing everyone first hand what they've just been taught.  Each member will then get a turn to use the lights themselves. We will finish with a brief demonstration of our post production workflow and processing techniques.

I would like to have a maximum of 8 people on the course and so far we already have 3. If this is the sort of course you would be interested in please get in touch, either via our website at http://www.christinalauderportraits.com/ or give us a call on 01455 611069. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you .

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