**ALL courses are practical tuition sessions giving you plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Enabling you to work with professional models on the day and capture amazing photography for your portfolio.**
Chiaroscuro lighting is a term that is more commonly applied to Renaissance and Baroque paintings. The style was used to introduce a sense of realism into portraits, by using the contrasts between light and dark tones to create a sense of depth. More recently, it is a technique that has found its way into the world of portrait photography.
Low-key lighting deals with the contrasts between light and dark areas. It’s an expressive way of lighting your subject. It’s a look that we are used to seeing in classic film noir gangster movies, and is therefore seen as very cinematic. Low-key lighting is a method that demonstrates the idea of ‘sculpting with light’ perfectly. ‘When you work with low-key lighting, you really begin to appreciate how you can use light to emphasise the depth of a subject. A photograph is a two-dimensional medium, but using light can help us create the illusion of three dimensions.
In this practical workshop you will learn how to use the correct lighting methods to sculpt the light perfectly illuminating your subjects in low key. We will utilise different modifiers including barn doors, snoots, reflectors, and Flags. Working with a Professional Model with amazing bone structure and facial expression. This course is a MUST for all those enthusiastic portrait photographers who want to improve their low key lighting technique and capture amazing shots for their portfolios.
Location: Calumet Photographic 99-103 Drummond St, Kings Cross, LondonNW1 2HJ
Friday 17th June 2016 Low Key Portraits Masterclass 10:15am – 16:15pm
Saturday 17th September 2016 Low Key Portraits Masterclass 10:15am – 16:15pm
Previous Course Feedback
” In one word “Inspiring”
“Rory was open to and encouraged all questions, which were answered in detail. Rory shared his extensive lighting knowledge in addition to how to bring out the character in a portrait subject in a fun. informal, enjoyable manner.
Would recommend this course to any portrait photographer wanting to improve their craft.”