Hello friends, and friends of yours,
I'm just throwing a crazy idea. I'm in the mood of sharing (because I have some breathing space, finally, but only for a short while before work gets crazy again).
Here's the idea.
Idea #1: Night Class. 31-MAR-2010, 8.00pm-12.00am
Ideal for working professionals, hobbyist, or part-time photographers with a day job. This class is an ideal opportunity to learn hands on basic studio lighting. It's 4-solid hours from 8.00pm till midnight 12.00am. You can come straight from work, and get back home in bed, ready for your next day. It's just a fraction of your time, and a lot to gain.
Idea #2: Basic Hands-on Studio Lighting.
Since it's night time, it only makes sense to learn something in a controlled environment. Rather spending time chit chatting over some mamak stall, let's all spend some solid 4-hours to gain something for our knowledge.
When I say "Hands-on", this means that you get to shoot, measure light, set the light and learn some basic studio etiquette. This basic experience would be valuable for you in terms of opening up some doors to assist other established photographers and learn from them. Established photographers are looking for assistants that are reliable, dependable, knows what to do, and how to work around a studio environment.
Idea #3: Basic Expectations.
Here are some things can expect to learn in 4-hours.
- What the heck is a light meter/flash meter?
- You crazy? Light meters are expensive. How can I measure light without a light meter?
- Where do I position my lights?
- I'm a newbie. For God's sake, I don't have four lights... How do I light with just one light?
- How do I get that glossy white floor finish?
In short, when you walk out of our studio door, I want to make sure you walk away empowered with these skills, which are your basic survival skills in mastering studio lighting.
- You'll know how to measure light, and set exposure without a flash meter.
- You'll know basic studio etiquette, so that when you rent a studio, the studio owner's gonna keep you in his/her good books (which may get you some discounts, just maybe).
- You'll know how to light with one or more lights.
- You'll know how to manipulate simple light to create various background tones.
RM50 to learn survival skills in studio lighting?
Yes. I'm crazy.
No, there's no catch.
Wait, there's one or two catch.
- To ensure that information can get through your heads, and stay there for a long period of time (and also because of studio space), I can only take 10 persons maximum for this night class.
- You'll NOT become Joe McNally overnight in 4-hours, but I can assure you that you'll feel less intimidated with studio lights. Consider it as your first date with studio lighting, yes?
I just thought that it's time to give back. There's a lot that I've learned along my short photography experience, those of which I also learned from other great photographers. It's only fair that I passed along some of that knowledge to be spread around.
When photographers are empowered with knowledge, only then quality will arise. When quality arise, there's more great Malaysian-born photographers. When that happens, our photography standards will eventually rise and hopefully we won't have to charge peanuts just to make a living, because some clever photographer is desperate for money they lowered down their fees to succumb to client's ridiculous demands.
Location of the Night Class.
No. 9D, Jln Petaling Utama 12
Bt 7 1/2 Off Jln Klang Lama
46000 Petaling Utama
Map to our studio here:
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"If you think I'm crazy for giving away RM50 fee per person, consider this, perhaps you're crazy not to attend."
Now, did I get your attention?