Last weekend, I was at a lighting workshop with Matthew Stanton held at the Center for Contemporary Photography. Given that I have attended a similar workshop a few years ago, I quite enjoyed this one for the small group size and the ability to visualize instantly the different kinds of lighting. It truly made a difference to be able to see the various test shots with a model on a giant screen. We basically explored lighting with one source and modified the effects with various props. I tried to put into practice the ‘basics’ a few days later with a friend, Theresa, who had access to a lighting studio. Upon reviewing the shots, I concluded there were a few things I would improve such as the focus, the background and adding a touch of light on the face. Here are some of the shots:

Photos by Claudia Phares