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Spring into Flash Photography with John Woodin!

How many times has this happened to you?

Bad lighting!


Good photographs spoiled by bad lighting!

Bad lighting!


Maybe it’s time to learn the right way to light?

Bad lighting!


Time to… Spring into Flash Photography with John Woodin!

John Woodin


John Woodin, adjunct associate professor at the University of the Arts, is a Philadelphia-based artist and freelance photographer whose fine art photographs have been exhibited internationally and are held in private and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Allentown Art Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and the Library of Congress. A monograph of his work, City of Memory: New Orleans Before and After Katrina, was published by the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago.

You can click here to visit John’s website, where you can see more of his work.


John Woodin photographs


“Understanding photographic lighting is the key to making great photographs. This one-week workshop is designed for photographers of all levels who wish to improve the quality of their work using photographic lighting.

 We will begin in the studio; learning the basics of classical, low key, high key, and checkerboard portrait lighting; then work our way out of the studio using portable off-camera flash on location. Workshop participants will learn and practice on-location lighting techniques for daylight exterior environmental portraits, daylight interior environmental portraits, and day-for-night portraits. Additionally students will be instructed on best practices for digital workflow and color management, making custom camera, print, and monitor profiles, color-balancing techniques, and ink-jet color printing.”


John Woodin photographs


Location Lighting with Off-Camera Flash; April 7 – 13, 2013, in the photography studio:

This workshop will familiarize students with the principles, techniques, and equipment of photographic lighting, including studio strobes and small flash units. We will concentrate on controlling and modifying the quality of light from off-camera flashes used in combination with available light as students use digital cameras to shoot a variety of studio and environmental portraits. We will emphasize essential lighting techniques and creative problem solving and also cover digital workflow and color management. Along with their cameras, students are encouraged to bring off-camera flash units and laptop computers. This class welcomes students of all levels.

Interested? You can click here for more information about this and Penland’s other spring concentration workshops.

Spring into knowledge, spring into skill, spring into craft!


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