Commercial Lighting w/ Steve Ragland

Commercial Hi-Key Fashion Lighting Workshop with Steve Ragland

Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 Learn fashion high-key lighting techniques
 Learn the use of three lights as a basic lighting technique.
 Learn the use of proper gear, product and brand awareness
 All attendees will have hands on instruction.
 Suitable for any skill level - amateur and beginning professionals.
 Attendees will create a few Fashion Style pictures for their Portfolio.


Steve will introduce you to commercial lighting by first teaching you the basics, then showing how to use the tools of the trade to make the images you take come alive. He will start with the basics and move you through the amazing world of lighting. He will show you how to use various lights, manual settings, and the attention to detail that is the true mark of a professional photographer. You will learn how to light a white background for fashion, and make that same white background look grey, then black. All work will be done in manual mode with no on-camera flash. This is a true hands-on workshop, so bring your cameras, and light meters. We will split up into small groups of 5 to 6 people, to give all participant the experience of working with the professional lighting gear provided by Promark Brands. Models will also be provided for this hands-on workshop.

 Each group in the lighting class will have 6 photographers. 30 max

 The break down of each group is as follows...

1 Group leader... Organization of photographers and models
3 members of the group are responsible for lights.
1 member is responsible for Metering
1 member is responsible for Gobos.

Intro 10:05- 10:15
Slide show 10:15-10:20
Create teams of five photographers 10:30-10:45
Talk about products and lighting technique 10:45-11:30
Shoot white set with 3 lights 11:30-12:15
Lunch Break 12:30 - 1:00
Shoot grey set with 2 lights 1:05 - 1:45
Talk about black background 1 light technique. 1:45-2:15
Wrap up 2:15 -3:00.

.OPTIONAL 1 on 1 Session
Photographers one on one photo sessions with models 3:15 to 5:15.
Models fee are $40 per half hour. If anyone is interested in 1 on1 sessions call Steve in advance. Models photos will be posted the week off. At this link. http://www.onlinepictureproof.com/raglandstudios/albums/professional_models/320000/guest/8adb26daca89dac


A Native New Yorker, Steve Ragland, has refined the art of romancing the soul of his subjects through his lens. His philosophy and goal: Working as a true fashion photographer all over the globe has allowed me to bring a cosmopolitan look to images for a diverse group of clients. Now working in Detroit, I continue to photograph for local and national clients. The beauty of knowledge and skills are what allows me to show other photographers how to achieve a luxury look and feel to images using tools readily available in any local store and being able to create the images in a small space. Commercial, editorial, and portrait clients are facing ever-tightening budgets and these skills are much sought after. The goal is to have fun be creative and to produce refined images in less time with less money spent on equipment, set design and post-production – did I mention have fun be creative. Only you can stop you so keep on keeping on… Make it Happen!

Contact Info:
Website: www.steveragland.com
Email: raglandstudios@gmail.com