Multiple Realities of Location Lighting with Pierre Stephenson

From 08/16/18 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

Learn how to master your location lighting, and change the perceived reality of an image through different types of lighting scenarios. Work hands on with Pierre as he photographs every setup multiple ways with many differing lighting options, and teaches how each version can be used to control the mood, focus, and story of an image. Take control of your location lighting through deliberate use of your lighting options. Learn to match intent to your tools and technique.


  • Matching Your Lighting to Your Intent
  • Off Camera Flash and MonoLights on Location
  • Understanding How to Modify Light
  • Fundamentals of Light
  • The Power of Key Shifting
  • Additive and Subtractive Lighting
  • Effective Use of Reflectors and Gobos
  • Inverse Sq Law – Contrast Considerations
  • Feathering, Feathering, Feathering
  • Natural Light Modifiers
  • Using the Sun
  • Short and Broad Lighting
  • Visible vs Invisible Light
  • Shadow Line Transition Rates
  • Thinking Like a Commercial Photographer vs Shooting Like a Photojournalist–finding a happy median.
  • A little bit of Foundations of Posing and Body Language

pierre stephensonPierre Stephenson, M.Photog, Cr. Bio:

Pierre is a professional photographer and mentor, author of Foundations of Posing, and adjunct professor of photography at Madison College. His diverse portfolio includes commercial, portraiture, weddings, fashion and underwater photography, as well as a personal love for urban exploration photography. His work has won numerous international awards and been featured in magazines from Modern Bride, Yoga International, Photo District News, to Rangefinder and Professional Photographer. He grew up amidst a family of accomplished underwater photographers, has a degree in commercial photography, and has been in business for over 23 years. In the last decade, he has taught professionals from around the world, and repeatedly presented at WPPI, as well as the Canadian Imaging Conference, and After Dark. Pierre is a PPA Master Photographer, Craftsmen degree holder, and two-time PPA Photographer of the Year.

9:30 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Posing in studio
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch in Lanesboro (not included with event fee)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Shooting outdoors in Lanesboro (there will be a shoot out portion, so be sure to bring your cameras along!)
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Q + A

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