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Sunday, February 18 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Film in Any Light: Gain Confidence for Your Next Indoor Family Shoot (Halee Betzner)
Limited Capacity seats available

Film needs and loves good light, but that doesn't mean that it can't be used inside with only natural light on a gloomy day! This program will give attendees the confidence to work with film using natural light indoors, including less-than-ideal natural lighting situations indoors. I will show how to set up an indoor shoot, teach what film stocks to use and how to use them correctly, plus share how to get creative with clients.

We'll start with a discussion about shooting indoors in general, including finding the best light in your shooting space and getting creative with your clients in these spaces. We'll talk about the film stocks that are the most flexible when shooting indoors and how to shoot with them, plus what metering techniques work best for different situations. I will then proceed to show how I pose a family in the home, demonstrating how I adjust settings and meter while moving around in changing light. Attendees will then have the opportunity to shoot while I answer questions and continue to talk about camera settings and demonstrate posing techniques. Discussions will also include information about pushing film, as well as how to communicate effectively with your lab.

Students are encouraged to bring a film camera (35mm or medium format) and Kodak Portra 400 film (can also bring Ilford HP5 400 or other black and white films, as well as Kodak Portra 800 if desired). Bringing a handheld light meter would be helpful, but it is not required. Students should be able to load film and have a basic understanding of film concepts. Those that are brand new to film are more than welcome to come and watch, too! Feel free to bring digital equipment if you'd like to shoot. Questions are welcome throughout the discussion and shooting.

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

Learning Objectives:
1: Set the scene: Find where to shoot with the light you have available when using film. Get creative in a home-like environment to set up the best lighting and shooting scenerios for you and your clients.

2. Film technicalities: Learn what stocks to choose for lower light situations. Understand how to push film, how to not being afraid to push film, and what stocks push well.

3. How to shoot the session: Learn to meter correctly, capture families in the spaces scouted and/or set up, and provide creative results.

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Halee Betzner

owner, Halee Betzner Photography
I am in love with showing that the everyday is stunningly beautiful, and I'm obsessed with trying new things. Shooting film for my work allows me to constantly photograph my subjects with a creative mind and forces me to shoot with such intention 100% of the time. It is so rewarding... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
End Suite #671 (North end of Oceanside Wing) Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort