Join lighting master Ian Spanier for a new online educational experiences—a LIVE demonstration workshop spread over two Saturdays in February. Learn to unlock the power of using both natural and artificial light sources to elevate your images as well as building a new skill set. Designed for beginners and experienced photographers alike, this interactive photography lighting workshop dives deep into the art and science of understanding and manipulating light to capture stunning images that leave a lasting impression.
On the first Saturday, Ian focuses on building a solid foundation for understanding natural and artificial light to include:
On the second Saturday, Ian focuses on building a strong knowledge base for on-location studio lighting to include:
Both Saturdays include live demonstrations of the topics listed above, delivered in Ian’s relaxed and easy to understand teaching style. As you listen and watch, you have the opportunity to ask questions of Ian.
Whether you are just getting started in photography and eager to grasp the basics of lighting or an experienced photographer looking to refine your lighting expertise, this workshop promises to illuminate your photographic journey like no other online class. By the end of these two Saturdays, you will have a solid foundation in all aspects of natural and artificial lighting and be able to start using these techniques at home with your own gear.
No previous lighting experience is necessary.
Class will meet 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Saturday, February 17 and Saturday, February 24 (two online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 18 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Ian Spanier began taking photographs at six years old when his parents gave him his first point and shoot camera. After majoring in photography in college, Ian worked in publishing as an editor, but making pictures never left him. Having only known 35mm, he taught himself medium and large format as well as lighting.
Ian’s first full book of published work, Playboy: The Complete Guide to Cigars, is a collection of his photographs made in six countries spanning two and a half years. His second book project, Local Heroes: America’s Volunteer Fire Fighters, came out to critical acclaim in the Fall of 2012. His personal project, “Right Next Door,” has been featured on Huffington Post as well as The Daily Mail and his latest project, MoTo is now a multi-award winning series.
Ian is a Westcott Lighting “Top Pro,” as well as a Brand Ambassador for Spider Holster, CamRanger, ThinkTank, Hoodman USA, and True Classics. His added affiliations with V-Flat World and Sekonic bolster his reputation as an expert in his field. He lectures regularly for Canon, B&H Photo, and PPA.
Although he works anywhere and everywhere, Ian left NY for the sunny coast, and now lives in Los Angeles.