Zack Smith presents mobile lighting workshop in NOLA June 7

New Orleans photographer and NOPA member Zack Smith will present “Studio on the Geaux,” a workshop on mobile lighting for portrait photography, on Saturday, June 7 at the Scott Edwards Gallery in the Crescent City’s Marigny neighborhood.

Smith’s workshop is designed to give a boost to emerging professionals and serious hobbyists who want to take full advantage of popular mobile lighting tools, including external flash units and wireless controllers., in their portrait work.

More specifically, Smith’s workshop will focus on lighting schemes made available by the use of light modifiers, such as umbrellas and reflectors. Workshop participants will also learn about and discuss the integration of available and artificial light in order to create striking environmental portraits.

Smith and workshop participants will then head into the French Quarter, with professional models in tow, to apply these lighting techniques to portraits.

A few essential things to know about the workshop otherwise: First, it is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 7. Tuition is $250 per person, with full payment required upon reservation.

Also worth noting is that attendees should know how to use their camera and understand such camera operations, including setting f/stops and shutter speeds. They should also know how to download images to a computer.

More information on the “Studio on the Geaux” workshop can be found at Smith’s website.