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.
- 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: TetherTools.com)
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: Trevor Reid
Trevor Reid is a commercial photographer who loves taking pictures of people. Promptly after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in advertising photography, he established his business in New York City where he worked with the industry’s leading advertising agencies, magazines and professionals. He relocated his studio to Boston’s South End in 2014. Commercially by GOODNOISE, some of Trevor’s clients include HBO, ESPN The Magazine, Arnold Worldwide, Titleist, Reebok, Men’s Health, and Boston Magazine.