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Introduction to Studio Portraits

Dallas Center for Photography

Instructor Teresa Berg has been making studio portraits sing for over 20 years and knows that studio lighting is a building process. In this workshop, we’ll start with one light and a reflector to make lots of beautiful portraits of live models in the studio.

One-light portraits can be so compelling that you might not even want to progress to more lights and different set-ups. We’ll explore the benefits and techniques of adding additional lights, so you have the option of going deeper.

We’ll learn about simple posing techniques, how to set up a simple (inexpensive) studio that you can use at home – or on location – and how to get results that look and feel timeless and professional. Best of all, you are learning hands-on with your camera and a professional by your side to guide and help you along the way.

This workshop will be held in-person at Dallas Center for Photography. Please view our COVID policies and procedures here. When you register, you will need to sign our COVID policy agreement and waiver. Everyone entering DCP is required to wear a mask at all times.


  • The value of studio shooting – what are the pros and cons?
  • Types of studio lighting equipment and when to use what
  • How to use a light trigger with flash/strobes
  • Posing techniques to flatter your subject
  • Measuring light in the studio using light meters and your camera’s histogarm
  • Backgrounds: What do they really do?
  • What is a lighting diagram?
  • When to use which type of light modifier
  • How to set up a home studio that works best for you
  • Continuous vs. flash lighting and the strengths and weaknesses of each

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  • $240-$260
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  • 2146304909

4756 Algiers Street · Dallas, TX 75207