Wednesday, April 7, 2010

First Night Class Review

Hi All,

Our first Night Class was a blast!

Started at 8.00pm and we wrapped out nearly over an hour past 12.00 midnight. This night class is a short introduction to studio lighting. It's kinda like your "first date" with studio lighting. The participants got a chance to know how studio lights work, studio etiquette and how to communicate with a talent.

With 4-hours of time, all participants get a hands on with measuring light with a flashmeter, and understand the  concepts of exposure and tonal range based on Ansel Adam's zone system.

In summary, here are what we all learned:

  1. Difference and similarities between studio light and speed light.
  2. How to measure light? Using a flash meter, histogram method and guide number.
  3. Exposure basics, f-stop, compensation and such.
  4. Ansel Adams Zone System. How to get white, gray and black background with the same camera exposure settings.
  5. Studio ethics and safety.
  6. Model-Photographer ethics.

To those who missed this Night Class, register for the next Night Class on Friday, 23-APR-2010, 8.00pm-12.00am. Yes, it's a Friday night, so you can catch some sleep the next day. :)

Here are some images I took during the Night Classs. For more behind the scenes images, please check out Mus'ab's facebook gallery here.

Here's our first test shot. One light, 45 degrees from camera right.

Here's our second test shot. One light, 45 degrees from camera right.

Same exposure, but we increased the light for the background to 3-stops. We got a white background, with the same camera exposure.

Another white background example.

Here's a group shot of us, round about 1am. Wrapping the up class.


  1.'s an honored to put my name on.gambar gallery yg tak seberapa mana pon.huhuhu.we really had a great experienced there playing with your toys :)

  2. Tak sabar rasanya nak belajar dengan Sifu Azhar Ariff..Insya Allah berjumpa kembali dengan sifu selepas setahun..

  3. Mus'ab, I'd like to thank you actually for taking the behind-the-scenes shots to be shared with our readers. It's nice to see what's going on behind the camera. :)

    Amay, Insya'allah kita jumpa 23rd ni. :)


  4. oohh... kenapa model nih mcm muka adik i jerk... sangat sebiji. nama saper yer?