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The Black and White Nude: Lighting Chiaroscuro

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Los Angeles

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$495 2 seats left
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Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Los Angeles, Downtown/Northeast
1515 Wilcox Ave
Btwn Selma Ave & Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90028
Price includes $200 nude model, equipment and location permit fee.
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this lighting class:

The human form is beautiful to work with photographically. Lighting is one of the most important elements to consider in the creation of a nude image. Chiaroscuro in art is an Italian term that literally means ‘light-dark’. In paintings the description often refers to tonal variations which are used to suggest the volume and modeling of the subjects depicted. This type of lighting lends itself well to the nude due to the lost and found quality is has.  

In this one-day workshop we will concentrate on using chiaroscuro lighting while working with nude models on location in a beautiful modern home. The goal of the class is two-fold: first, to feel comfortable working with talent, and secondly, to photograph the nude in a subtle mysterious manner by using this lighting style. Participants will photograph the nude in a variety of locations, experimenting with lighting and directing poses. There will be a short lecture and demo at the start of the day to fill our minds with ideas, then the majority of the day will be spent working with the models and controlling the lighting, setting and poses. The last part of the day will consist of a critique and conversation about work created during the workshop.  

Note: The workshop will take place on location with nude models.

Students are encouraged to bring a DSLR camera equipped with a hot shoe or sync connection. 

Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.

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Refund Policy
A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests. The request must arrive greater than one week prior to the workshop start date. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the workshop start date.

Upon receipt of a refund request, students will be provided the option of receiving course credit towards the purchase of another workshop. If a student elects to receive credit, the administrative fee is not charged, and a voucher for the amount of the applicable workshop fee will be sent to the student’s email address or credited online at the discretion of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

On occasion a workshop may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs, all students will be refunded in full. The Los Angeles Center of Photography does not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable towards enrolling in a workshop.


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