Low Key Portraiture Workshop

Event Date:

August 26, 2023

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:

KJD Photography Studio

Discover the Power of a Single Light Source: Low Key Portraiture Workshop, Join Karl’s Workshop for Stunning Black and White or Colour Images

Immerse yourself in a captivating workshop led by Karl, where you’ll unlock the immense potential of using a single light source to create breathtaking photographs. Whether your artistic vision leans towards black and white or colour imagery, this workshop will unveil the possibilities within a compact studio setup and the remarkable results that can be achieved.

Under Karl’s expert guidance, you’ll delve into the art of harnessing a solitary light source to craft truly stunning images. From mastering light placement to understanding the nuances of shadow and contrast, you’ll explore the intricate techniques that breathe life into your compositions. By focusing on the core elements of lighting, Karl will empower you to transcend the boundaries of conventional studio setups and unleash your creativity.

This immersive workshop will not only equip you with technical know-how but also inspire you to push the boundaries of your photographic capabilities. Witness firsthand how a single light source can shape mood, evoke emotions, and transform an ordinary scene into a work of art. Karl’s wealth of knowledge and experience will be your guiding light as you navigate this transformative journey.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary workshop, where you’ll unravel the secrets behind creating captivating black and white or colour images using just one light source. Embrace the possibilities and let your artistic vision flourish under the guidance of Karl, as you witness the remarkable outcomes that can be achieved in the realm of small studio setups.

The Art of Low Key Lighting in Photography

Low key lighting is a remarkable technique that can infuse a sense of mood into both black and white and colour photographs. It has the power to create an atmosphere that is mysterious, dramatic, or even sensual. This lighting approach revolves around the strategic use of a single light source, known as the key light, while minimising or eliminating fill light, resulting in captivating images with deep shadows.

A successful low key setup hinges upon achieving high contrast, relying on the precise positioning of the key light to achieve the desired lighting style. In the world of cinema, this captivating dark lighting technique is often referred to as “film noir.” It gained popularity in Europe during the 1940s and 1950s with the advent of black and white films. In the realm of painting, it is traditionally known as chiaroscuro or Rembrandt lighting.

To create an effective low key lighting look, the thoughtful utilisation of shadows is just as vital as the management of light itself. In the realm of film, the inherent contrast was a natural outcome due to the narrow dynamic range of film. However, with modern digital sensors, a degree of post-processing is often necessary to achieve the desired level of contrast.

By mastering the art of low key lighting, photographers can harness the interplay of light and shadow, allowing them to craft captivating and evocative compositions that leave a lasting impression on viewers. With careful attention to lighting techniques and post-processing, the allure of the low key aesthetic can be fully realised in today’s digital era.

Overview 
– Understanding Low Key Lighting
– Setting Up the Studio 
– Camera Settings and Composition 
– Posing the Subject 
– Shooting Hands On
– Post-Processing and Editing 

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Event FAQs

What do I Need to bring?

To participate in the practical session, you would need a camera, Godox Trigger if you have, Memory Card. * We do have an additional camera with trigger that can be used just add your memory card.

Event Location:

Total Seats: 5 (3 Left:)
  • KJD Photography Studio
  • 25 Isabel Crescent, Northwold
  • Randburg
  • Gauteng
  • 2188
  • South Africa

Event Schedule Details

  • August 26, 2023 10:00 am   -   2:00 pm
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