Photography Workshop: 1 Light, 2 Lights, 3 Lights, 4!

Lori Unruh Classes & Workshops, Photography Education, Studio Events

Wilmington photography lighting workshops at The Shoot Space


lightbulbsSPECIAL EVENT: May 18, 2015

Wanting to have a better grasp on off-camera lighting?  Join us for our latest PPA Super One Day offering: One Light, Two Lights, Three Lights, Four!

This hands-on course is designed to teach all aspects of lighting, from very basic one-light setups through complex multiple light sets using gels, fog, and more!


Course Description

We will cover the foundations of portrait lighting, both in studio and outdoors.

Starting with just one light, we’ll discuss the four common lighting patterns: split, Rembrandt, loop (with variations), and butterfly; and we’ll demystify broad and short lighting. We’ll demonstrate how to analyze facial features in order to determine the best lighting for your client, making your clients look their best.  We’ll go over different types of lights and light modifiers; and we’ll demonstrate how each will affect the final look and feel of the portrait.

Adding in a second light adds depth and dimension to an image.  Once students gain an understanding of what to look for with a two light setup, we’ll move outdoors! These same principals apply to location portraits with only one physical light, as we’ll use the sun and/or ambient light as our second light.

By the end of the class, students will be able to create stunning salable images using multiple light sources in a variety of situations. By adding light to environmental portraits, students will distinguish themselves from the competition with a unique look that can’t be captured with natural light alone.


BONUS! All Super 1 Day attendees will receive the PPA bonus pack, featuring offers and discounts from several photographic companies.
DOUBLE BONUS!  The Shoot Space Newsletter subscribers will also receive our Lighting Quick-Reference Guide for free!  Not a subscriber?  Sign up for our newsletter here!

Super One Day is sponsored by Professional Photographers of America twice each year.   PPA membership is NOT required to attend, although PPA members do receive a service merit for attending.  So sign up and get your learn on!

The Details:

Date: May 18, 2015 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: The Shoot Space
Bring: Your camera gear, note-taking materials, lunch money
Stay: Check out hotel recommendations here
Cost: $99 through April 28, $120 at the door (space permitting).
This is a special event through Professional Photographers of America and is not eligible for TSS member discounts.

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Instructor Bios:

Jeff and Lori own indigosilver studio in Wilmington NC, offering boutique photography for weddings and seniors. They love learning from and teaching to the photography community. Paying it forward, in 2012, they founded The Shoot Space, a community-oriented studio offering workshops and studio rentals for local photographers.


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