Introduction to Studio Lighting and Posing

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In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create evocative portraits using only one artificial light source and basic posing techniques. Techniques will be demonstrated by instructor John Hernandez with a model.


The workshop will cover:

  • Different lighting patterns and how each of them changes the mood of the portrait
  • When and how to use reflectors effectively
  • When and how to use soft and hard light source (softbox/umbrella versus bare light)
  • Posing effectively and efficiently
  • Verbal and non-verbal techniques when posing models.

Participants will have time to ask questions and are welcome to try the techniques using the set-up provided by the instructor during the second part of the workshop.  Bring your camera if you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Instructor Bio:

John Hernandez portraitJohn G. Hernandez is a seasoned Viewpoint instructor who also teaches street photography each year. His classes are very popular with students because John carefully explains his professional techniques and enjoys working with students.  He works as a photographer full time--jobs include: professional senior high school portrait photographer, a freelance photojournalist, and wedding photographer based in Sacramento. He received his degree in photojournalism at San Francisco State University in 2009. If not photographing for work, he spends his time doing his favorite hobby – capturing images of people both in the studio and on the street.

September 27 2020 9:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 145.00

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones



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