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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Westcott Representative Pete Fox will walk you through methods for creating quality portraits anywhere, anytime.  Participants should bring their cameras for some hands-on opportunities to work with the gear and the model(s).

9:30 a.m. Morning Session

Your Speedlight and/or Portable Flash Studio I - Indoor Portraits

Westcott Representative Pete Fox will walk you through methods for creating quality indoor studio style portraits and headshots with just your speedlights. This class will cover single speedlight setups as well as multiple speedlight setups. Pete will also discuss the advantages and shortfalls of the more powerful portable battery powered strobes. The class will emphasize proper light positioning, light modification, and achieving consistent results.

After Lunch Session

Your Speedlight and/or Portable Flash Studio II - Outdoor & Location Portraits

Westcott Representative Pete Fox will walk you through methods for creating quality portraits outdoors and on location.   The class will emphasize working with the existing light in a scene and when to  introducing light to enhance a scene or flatter the subject.  Also covered will be easy techniques for proper light/subject positioning, choosing between manual settings or TTL, speedlight and available light modification, and how to mix flash with available light.  This session will take place outside weather permitting or may move to a themed indoor setting.

Featured Tools

  • Rapid Box Switch Modifiers in various configurations
  • Rapid Box Duo
  • Illuminator Reflectors and Diffusers
  • Westcott Pocket Boxes
  • Triple Threat speedlight bracket
  • 7’ Umbrella & Diffusion Cover
  • Battery powered strobe

 INSTRUCTOR: Peter J Fox

Pete is an award winning photographer and the Technical Representative/Product Specialist at Westcott. He educates clients on lighting and light modifier choices, and offers advice to photographers to aid them in solving lighting challenges.   After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, he began his career in photography as a wedding photographer.  Before joining Westcott,  Pete managed a successful studio specializing in Senior Portraits and Sports. He was also a national photography trainer for Prestige Portraits and previously taught studio photography at Owens College. 

DATE: May 11. 2019

TIME: 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM+

LOCATION: 7 Ponds Nature Center, Dryden MI

Event is limited to the first 120.

You must have a reservation ticket to attend.