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Offline Jonathan

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Studio Lighting Course
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:43:05 AM »
Yep it's true.  I've joined the band of of photographers who would rather stay in the warm and dry boasting about how good they are than, you know, taking pictures....

60 quid sounds pretty good value to spend a day playing about with lights and a model and stuff.  Or 30 quid if you buy some kit :)  Come along it will be fun!  (Though TBH I get paid either way... :2funny:)

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 11:36:17 AM »

 :D ;D

Been to a lighting course by Doorhof in Holland and to a session given by Tim Wallace, both of which were quite good. Although I preferred the Doorhof class, as the group was smaller, giving more one-on-one time. Learned alot from both, though, and the logistics of the two sessions were very very different, and quite incomparable.

I would expect the Ryan course to also be quite good. Shame it's in Kent and I'm not...

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 12:30:42 PM »
I've found previous lighting courses to be very useful and have no issues spending time forking out for them.
The days out with the strobists group putting this all into practice are equally as important.

Where i get confused is which brand do i go with for portable studio lighting. No point signing up for a Lencarta course if i'm opting for Strobeam DL4/5's...

As for Kent - yes it's an hour and a half away (or 30 minutes on the Kent High Speed service from St Pancras) but Cantebury also provides some great photo opportunities...

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 12:36:51 PM »
>> Although I preferred the Doorhof class, as the group was smaller, giving more one-on-one time.

Yeah the big man was in Kent recently - very good day.

>> No point signing up for a Lencarta course if i'm opting for Strobeam DL4/5's...

That's not really true.  Light is light and the buttons all do the same thing even if they have different labels.  Safari and DL4/EID500 both take Bowens fit modifiers.  For the record initial tests suggest the EID500 may be better than the Safari (with a couple of caveats) but the Lencarta softboxes are better.
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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 05:55:34 PM »
After hassling JR to do a lighting course in the past, I have taken the plunge and signed up :) I'll post some of my efforts on here in the following week!
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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 06:54:39 PM »
Uh-oh......you know that I really just shove lights about and wave my arms, right?
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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 07:54:27 PM »
You think your 2010 assistant doesn't know how you work?

The difference is - Irv is not the one humping all the kit about this time  :tup:

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 10:46:26 PM »
Just signed up. See you in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 11:35:05 PM »
Uh-oh......you know that I really just shove lights about and wave my arms, right?

Oh! I thought you were modelling also  :2funny:
Looking forward to meeting you Nick :tup:
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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 05:30:54 PM »
i'll probably have a trip down once xmas is over. Grand Kids still think their is a Santa!

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2010, 05:57:44 PM »
Cool!  Be good to see some friendly faces.  Even if you are all heckling ;)
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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2010, 08:26:14 PM »
Cool!  Be good to see some friendly faces.  Even if you are all heckling ;)

you mean the course includes the chance to heckle?  Sign me up  :D

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2010, 01:00:37 PM »
Sounds interesting, but I'm otherwise engaged on the 28th. If you do more of these I would be interested in coming to one. Hope it goes well and look forward to seeing some pictures from the workshop on here afterwards.   :)

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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 09:21:37 AM »
Great to meet Irv (again) and Nick on the course yesterday.

I had a great time and so far feedback seems to be good.

Just waiting to see shots now.........
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Re: Studio Lighting Course
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2010, 06:36:44 PM »
i'll probably have a trip down once xmas is over. Grand Kids still think their is a Santa!

err there is isn't there  ??? (have you not seen Miracle on 34th Street???)

Jonathan wish I could've made it maybe if you do another one next year I can make it as I haven't a clue when it comes to lighting etc and it would be great to get some hands on experience from a pro....(is it just lights or is it RC flash as well as I've got a Sony A350 and I have heard some places don't cater for Sony at the mo?)
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