The Art of Lighting for Portrait – P0923-18

Date: Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Conor King

Tuition: $1,155
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Take your photography to the next level with this immersive exploration of one of its most fundamental elements, light. Whether natural or artificial, light is essential to any great image, and in this course, we look at how it can be used, controlled, altered, and recreated to capture visually engaging images. We establish a clear understanding of lighting theory and its relationship to form, texture and content. We cover tools for measuring, creating and shaping light in both indoor and outdoor situations, using studio and battery powered strobes. The goal is to give the photographer a tool set for using light in any situation, always serving the creative vision.

Media & Techniques:

Students use digital SLRs, in-studio single light sources, multi-light setups, on-location strobes and natural and available light.


We learn through demonstrations, either in-studio or on location, followed by daily student exercises in the same environment, all catering to personal projects. Photography lectures include examples of different photographic styles with natural and artificial light. Students participate in instructor-led group discussions about student work.


Conor King received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. He has been a member of the art faculty at several colleges and universities since 2009, including the University of Colorado. He has shown his work nationally and internationally, has been a resident artist at RedLine Denver, and served on the board at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, where he also assisted with exhibition development. Conor is a founding member of Tank Studios, where his studio is currently located.

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