Light! On the Land!

13 Jul


The Fishin' Technician at the Mirage Islands, Great Slave Lake.

The Fishin’ Technician at the Mirage Islands, Great Slave Lake.

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, whether you specialize in family, wedding, corporate, commercial or editorial photography, there will come a time when you’ll want to incorporate studio strobe or off-camera flash into your repertoire. In Light! On the Land! I will walk you through some of the basics of location lighting, discuss the unique challenges location lighting brings, and then offer some problem solving insight to help you create dynamic images that really pop. With the help of some great models and interesting outdoor locations in Yellowknife, you will be asked to produce a series of portraits that showcase your unique style and creative vision. These “in the field” assignments, coupled with group-based edits will take you from concept to final image in a fun, supportive, team oriented atmosphere.

If you are interested in participating in this engaging day of Yellowknife photography, please contact me at:

WHEN: Sunday, August 11, 2013

HOURS: 5-9pm

COST: $125 + gst (a $50 non-refundable deposit is required for your reservation. Deposit will be deducted from total purchase price at workshop).


DESCRIPTION: This workshop – designed for people who are well-versed with their camera but are looking to really bring their lighting skills to a new level  – will see our group focus on creating stunning location portraits using studio strobes, speedlites, various light modifiers, and with the assistance of some experienced models.

Pat has extensive experience in using both studio and off-camera flash systems to dramatically light his subjects in engaging ways; in this portion of the workshop, Pat will lead participants through the whole process of taking an idea or a subject and translating it to a powerful portrait.  This includes conceptualizing a portrait, location scouting, setting up lights effectively, and working with your subject to produce an image that’s reflective of the story you’re trying to tell through the image.

ASSIGNMENT/CRITIQUE:  One of the most unique elements of this workshop is that participants will be able to apply their skills and head out on an assignment to produce their own striking images.  There will be several models on hand throughout the workshop for the purposes of demonstration and that students can use in their own assignments.

After the assignment participants will gather together for a post-critique and sharing session.  We want to see your great images!




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