Studio Portrait Photography Workshop

This past weekend we kicked off this year’s series of photo classes and workshops with the  Basics and Beyond Workshop and also a Studio Portrait Lighting Workshop. Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a great weekend for photography!

Here are a couple of photos of Tania, who was our (incredible!) model for the Portrait Lighting Workshop. Each one of the 4 photographers in this class were able to photograph Tania using the many different lighting setups and techniques that we explored during the day. We talked about styles and techniques of lighting and of course lighting equipment and accessories.

In our discussion I mentioned that a couple of my Dynalite power packs and several of my strobes are around 25 years old. Then all of a sudden it hit me WOW – 25 years that’s a long time! Where does the time go? These flashes are still working as good today as they were the day I bought them, apart from having to replace the modeling lamps. Well, maybe I could get the bearings replaced for the fan motors.  We got talking about the reliability of studio equipment, one of the participants who owns Cactus wireless flash triggers was surprised how effectively the Pocket Wizard Plus II’s that I use are.  To quote him “My Cactus remote triggers are kind of finicky, I have to wiggle them every once a while to get them working. I noticed that these Pockets Wizards work every time”.

Now I haven’t had the Pocket Wizards for 25 years, but it’s looking promising.


Ottawa Studio Lighting Workshop

Tania - Studio Lighting Portrait Workshop


Ottawa Model Photo Shoot Workshop



One Response to “Studio Portrait Photography Workshop”

  1. John Rubin says:

    Wow! Wish I had been there, Do you have the date for the March lighting workshop? Please put me on the mailing list.