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Intro to Speedlights – Section B

A newly designed summer month long intensive, this course introduces the methodologies of portrait lighting. Weekly topics and instructor demonstrations will explore creative and compelling techniques for lighting including the use of ambient lighting, speedlights and studio lighting. Weekly assignments and inspirations will be given, allowing students the opportunity to make new work outside of class for critique. This is a fun, fast-paced workshop geared towards anyone who wants to grow their understanding of lighting; no flash experience necessary but a basic understanding of the DSLR a must!


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: Ben Wight

Ben Wight is a Boston-based wedding and portrait photographer. The day after graduating from NESOP in 2007, he and a fellow graduate photographed their first wedding together; and thus Hitched Studios was started. He has spent the last ten years building his studio’s brand and bringing his unique style to weddings, working with clients locally, nationally and internationally. Committed to staying relevant in an ever-changing industry, Ben attends workshops around the country with some of the world’s top wedding and portrait photographers. After receiving his own accolades with PDN’s Top Knots award in 2010, he went on to receive Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston in 2011 and has received The Knot’s Best of Weddings five times. He has had photographs featured in magazines such as Boston Weddings, PDN, The Knot, Seacoast Bride, and Newport Weddings, to name a few. Outside of weddings, Ben works with a variety of clients ranging from local artists and small businesses, to larger companies like Gazelle and Converse. Inspired by the mentors and professionals from whom he learned, in 2012, he began teaching workshops at his studio in Somerville, MA. In 2017, he returned to NESOP to continue following his passion for education by sharing his real world experience with the next generation of professional photographers. To see Ben’s work, go to:

March 9 - March 9

Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


$150 / $175

$150.00 for registration and payment in full received by 01/02/2019.

$175.00 for registration received after 01/02/2019.

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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.