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Art of Studio

Making photographs in the studio offers unlimited creative possibilities, allowing the photographer to control every aspect of the image. Art of Studio is a course designed for people who wish to learn to use studio lighting and digital capture skills to create dynamic still life images. Commercial studio techniques will be the theme of the course which will offer ample opportunity for individual creativity. Students will work in teams to learn to capture digital images while tethered to a computer, exploring a variety of studio lighting techniques and equipment, including studio strobes, hot lights, grid spots, color gels, gobos and soft boxes. Technical areas addressed will include digital camera operation, software settings for capturing tethered, shooting RAW, background gradation and styling. Subjects for this class can include all variations of still life from simple product shots, food, to conceptual still life. All lighting equipment and computers are provided by the school.


Required Equipment:

  • Digital SLR camera and lens with ability to tether to a computer and “PC to Household” cord. If the student plans to use their own computer they will need the proper digital capture software for their camera.
  • “Safe sync” and 15’ sync cable
  • portable hard drive
  • USB 3.0 Camera Tether (recommended:


Prerequisites: Basic digital camera skills (Beginning Digital Camera) and Fundamental knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Bruno Debas

After completing his photographic studies at NESOP in 1984 with a concentration in advertising photography, Bruno Debas returned to his home in Paris, France, where he began his professional career assisting for and studying with some of the city’s top working fashion, lifestyle and car photographers. Upon his return to the United States, Bruno launched his commercial photography studio and has served many national and international clients in the field of banking, healthcare and education. A passionate photographer and filmmaker, Bruno constantly seeks to learn and broaden the scope of his work both artistically and commercially.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.