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Saturday, February 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Great Light Anywhere: Achieving a Natural Look in Lifestyle Photography with Artificial Light (Kim Hildebrand) FILLING
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Have you ever wondered how to take creative in-home lifestyle images even on the darkest of days? In this hands-on lifestyle session for digital and film shooters, Kim will photograph a family with kids like she would any in-home session, using a film camera and artificial light in a lifestyle suite. She'll show you how and where she sets up her strobe to get all subjects evenly lit without looking like flash photography. She will walk you through how to take a meter reading (if you are shooting with film) and how to adjust exposure in camera to create your desired vision. Kim will test the lighting set-up with a digital camera as well to give attendees instant feedback on the lighting. She will then photograph the family by replicating a normal session and take breaks to allow attendees to ask questions and practice. She'll photograph the family in a minimum of two locations to show how she sets up the strobe or flash in each setting based on the end result she is looking for. Lastly, Kim will demonstrate how you can still achieve a natural-looking lifestyle session with artificial light on the darkest of days and how all of this does not alter the family dynamics or restrict your creative choices. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice photographing the model family although they will be asked to take turns based on the number of wireless triggers available. Digital and film attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode. Gear needed: Digital or film camera; flash and flash triggers (beneficial but not required). Film shooters are responsible for bringing their own film and external light meters.

This indoor boutique program will take place in a home-like hotel suite for a lifestyle shooting experience.

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will learn how to shoot a family lifestyle session with artificial light while getting the look of natural light on a digital or film camera.
2. Attendees will learn when and how to use artificial light in a lifestyle setting.
3. Attendees will learn about the types of artificial lighting and the additional equipment that Kim chooses to use for family sessions.
4. Attendees will learn where to place the artificial light for two different shooting situations in a home-like environment.
5. Attendees will learn how Kim balances ambient and flash exposure to achieve her desired outcome.

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Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your kids... Read More →

Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
End Suite #471 (North end of Oceanside Wing) Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort