Available Light Portrait Workshop: June 26th

Available light photos shot by Jim Newberry.

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This workshop, held at my Chicago studio, will begin with a friendly critique; participants are asked to bring five portraits they’ve shot. Then I’ll show a selection of portraits I’ve taken using only available/existing light (like the two shots above), and discuss how I shot them. Next I’ll demonstrate various tools for controlling and augmenting available light. After that, we’ll explore the nooks and crannies of my studio and nearby locations, and I’ll give tips on finding great light (it’s not always where you think it is, and sometimes light that first seems lackluster can be made captivating via exposure; reflecting, blocking, and/or diffusing the light; and post-processing).

For the second half, the class will split into pairs and take turns photographing each other. Reflectors, diffusers, stands, etc will be available for use. I’ll spend time with each student as they shoot.

This workshop is open to everyone, regardless of previous photography experience. Sign up here. Space is limited, so get with it. You can see more of my work here.

Jim Newberry Available Light Portrait Workshop
$40 (introductory discount course fee).
Sunday, June 26th 2:00 – 5:00PM
2100 S Marshall Blvd Ste 704 Chicago, IL 60623 (free parking next to building; 2 blocks from California pink line CTA station. Map below.)


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