So much careful planning and consideration goes into creating the perfect image. Although most people might venture to guess that it is mostly about pushing the button at the right moment and getting the camera settings just right, we would argue that lighting is the secret ingredient that separates pretty good photography from photography that stands out. Houston-based photographer and well-renowned photographer on TikTok and Instagram, Ashkan Roayaee, is now offering virtual photography lighting workshops to share what he has learned over the years and how he creates such striking images.
These workshops are coming after floods of requests for information about the equipment he uses and his lighting setups. Whether you have been looking for a lighting workshop in Houston, or are anywhere else in the world, this virtual photography lighting workshop is beneficial for anyone looking to really sharpen their photography skillset.
“…lighting does so much more than simply control the lightness or darkness of a photo”
This virtual photography lighting workshop will provide you with knowledge on a vast array of photography lighting topics. Primarily, this workshop focuses on dramatic lighting set ups to help you learn how to more dynamically light your subjects and emphasize key features of them. Whether you are photographing a person and looking to focus on muscles or facial features, or you are photographing an object and trying to figure out the unique lighting techniques, you will gain valuable insight to assist you in all your future photography endeavors through this workshop.
Moreover, lighting does so much more than simply control the lightness or darkness of a photo. Lighting is what sets the stage for the mood of the photograph and learning how to best determine lighting will be pivotal in how the texture, color, and overall feeling of your photo turns out. Light is what helps photographers to communicate and convey feeling in an image, so investing in a virtual photography lighting workshop is easily one of the most worthwhile ways to really expand your photography depth.
In this virtual photography lighting workshop with Ashkan Roayaee, he will teach you about different lighting practices and explain how he developed his unique lighting setup in his photography studio. Whether you have a studio of your own or are working with a few basic pieces of equipment, this virtual photography lighting workshop provides several long-lasting takeaways. This workshop will also shed light (pun intended) on which light modifiers are best to use in particular settings to achieve the dramatic lighting setup you desire.
Another key element of this virtual photography lighting workshop is the breakdown on how to use strobe lighting. A strobe light has a strong advantage over a traditional flash when you are seeking a quick burst of light. Additionally, the light will be brighter. Strobe lighting is a wonderful option if you are trying to capture a subject in motion.
Furthermore, in this virtual photography lighting workshop, Ashkan will not walk you through the steps of becoming comfortable with using the flash trigger and syncing it with your lights. Getting well acquainted with your triggers is a game changer for photographers, especially when you learn how to properly sync it up with your lights. By learning a few simple tips, you will be well on your way to syncing up the trigger in no time.
Diffusers and Modifiers
Additionally, in this virtual photography lighting workshop, you will accrue helpful insight related to working with diffusers and modifiers to create dramatic lighting. Put simply, a diffuser is placed between a subject and light source to help soften the light. Diffusers serve a different purpose than a reflector and they work by a different mechanism. Furthermore, modifiers also serve the purpose of softening and improving the lighting, as well as softening any harsh qualities and highlighting specific elements of the image.
This virtual photography lighting workshop is perfect for those looking to increase their knowledge of lighting techniques and walk away with tangible strategies to begin implementing in their own photography. This workshop is targeted toward those at intermediate to advanced levels, ideally having at least basic studio lighting knowledge. Furthermore, please note this virtual photography lighting workshop is available only on Zoom.