Field Guide IV: Studio & Lighting (2 days)


"Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing, light is everything"

- Leonard Misone

2-day workshop (MON/WED or TUE/THU). 

NOTE: Most of the students sign up through our website but we reserve 4 spots for Skillshare students

The Studio is a place of infinite possibility, once you learn how to use studio lights to achieve the look you want.

This two-part Field Guide is perfect for photographers who need an introduction to lighting indoors for product shots, portraits or high-end fashion. In two evenings, you'll learn the basic principles of lighting using daylight-balanced strobes, hotlights (tungsten), softboxes, and how they all work together. Emphasis is on both technical concepts and creative control, helping you become more comfortable and confident with external lights.

Session 1 will focus on a "guerilla" style of lighting, using inexpensive and readily-available tungsten lamps and reflectors to shoot still lifes and tabletop images. An excellent primer for designers and photographers who want to learn how to shoot static objects without blowing a huge budget on sophisticated equipment, this session covers the basics of key and fill lighting, as well as controlling reflections from shiny objects and using white balance to control color.

Session 2 provides students with an opportunity to learn and shoot with professional strobe lights in a portrait environment. Instruction will cover classic lighting techniques, as well as some creative possibilities with which to explore studio lighting, as well as time for experimentation.

  • Field Guide IV: Studio & Lighting (2 days)

    Brooklyn Central

    33 Washington st
    Brooklyn, NY

    Wed, October 3rd, 2012

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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Kathleen Rugh is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her artwork centers around the psychological effects of the spaces we inhabit. Through repetitive and careful observations she uses the film and photographic medium to gain a deeper awareness of the places that easily get overlooked in our daily routine. 


Kathleen received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University and a BFA from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has had her film and photographic work exhibited in galleries and screenings internationally and throughout the US. She has taught photography and film classes at Emerson College, Ithaca College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, PhotoManhattan and the Denver Darkroom. Her work can be viewed at  

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