Photographic Lighting Academy

Photographic Lighting Academy


Photographic Lighting Academy San Francisco
April 28, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lighting is key when creating a beautiful image. Learn how to create a balanced and natural-looking light in your images during all hours of the day, regardless of the lighting condition. This full-day class on location in San Francisco is perfect for those who have taken any of our lighting workshops or those who have a grasp of the basics and are ready to take the next step in improving their photography lighting skills.

What to expect

  • An intensive hands-on learning experience. The Photographic Lighting Academy is limited to only 5 photographers. 
  • You will learn when and why of using modifiers.  You will see the difference in real time using your camera.
  • You will gain the knowledge of reading light and when to add light vs just using natural light.
  • Experience the magic of High-Speed Sync in real life situations
  • Learn how to contour and shape light for dramatic photos.
  • Discover the keys to using lighting to create photos that will make you money
  • Everything you need to know about hard, soft, directional, and diffused light
  • You’ll learn about reading natural light and manipulating it with tools like reflectors and diffusion panels.
  • By the end of the day, you’ll be equipped with a whole new understanding of light that will help you to shoot more efficiently, capture consistently well-lit images, and reach new creative heights as a photographer.

What's included:

  • A full day of hands-on instruction from the Chopstick Guys
  • Models to use as our lighting subjects
  • Transportation from San Francisco meeting location to all lesson locations throughout the day
  • Use of interfit Photographic Lighting modifiers and lights
  • Water and snacks

What to bring

  • Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless)
  • Lenses of your choice
  • Fresh clean memory cards
  • Charged Batteries
  • Speedlight
  • Any personal lighting gear (monolights, LED lights)
  • Lighting modifiers that you would like to learn how to use
  • Money for lunch (We will be making a stop for lunch at a favorite local deli)



$ 279 New workshop attendees
$ 249 for workshop alumni (must have attended a past Panoptic Chopsticks workshop) Use coupon code ALUMNI at checkout

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