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The Shape of Light

Introduction to Studio Lighting

Workshop Presented by Josh Olson

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Camera not required, but encouraged!
All Ages  |  12 Person Cap  |  $120



Studio Apparatus

Thursday, July 26th 2018


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Learn how to set up and use studio light!

75min lecture on lighting fundamentals, theory, and some light examining exercises. 

90min of live shooting which will involve some interaction, addressing your specific goals, and time for Q&A to cover anything else you hope to achieve!

Continuing education resources to help you grow & succeed further on your own time.


Elevate your photography to the next level with this comprehensive course on what is often a challenging subject. Learn how to examine light, the advantages and challenges of various lighting sources, and how to build effective lighting setups, so you can approach studio productions with confidence.

Topics covered:

• Reading and comprehending light sources
• Types of light + Its effect on your subject & scene
• Best practices + Avoiding common issues
• Uses of various lighting modifiers
• How to light

Regardless of where you're at with your lighting abilities, the principles & lessons covered here are bound to improve your skillset. 

Photo by Eric Lundgren 

Photo by Eric Lundgren 


Photographer Josh Olson’s work investigates his relationship with the exploration of traditional American place, personal family narratives, and the everyday. Currently based in Minneapolis, he has worked as a photographer, as well as a lighting technician, for numerous commercial brands locally and abroad, including MOA, Target, Askov Finlayson, and Louis Grey.

View more of Josh Olson's work here.

Earlier Event: July 24
Getting Technical
Later Event: August 7
From Still to Motion