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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.


  • 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 histogram
  • 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


  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • Your camera, a charged battery and an empty, formatted memory card.
  • A pen and something to take notes with.
  • Your camera manual or after-market instruction book.
  • Optional: Any lenses or accessories that you might want to use or ask about.

Official Site  

  • $240
Box Office
  • 214,630,4909
Dates & Times
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am     2022-07-23 09:00:00 2022-07-23 12:00:00 America/Chicago Introduction to Studio Portraits //artandseek.org/calendar/event/112296/introduction-to-studio-portraits Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers Street, Dallas, TX, 75207

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