Do you ever wonder why, when photographing indoors, your images
have a green, amber, or blue color shift? This is often the
result of photographing in different light sources other than
daylight. Fluorescent light is often green in color, living room
lamps have an amber tint, and then there are sodium vapors and
mercury vapors and other light sources of different color
Now introduce your strobe lights, which are daylight balanced,
into the mix of other light sources and you have a problem known
as 'mixed lighting.' To work with strobes in different
color light sources you need to have the tools to match light
sources to create photographs that are color balanced.
Using a custom white balance or auto white balance might get you
close, but these methods cant make different lights sources the
same color, only provide a compromise. Camera Raw will also get
you close, but again it is a compromise and professional
photographers don't compromise. If you are shooting an
assignment of a hotel interior for the architect they will
expect perfect color balance, not a compromise.
If you find your self in this position, then this
short photo clinic is for you! Join
award-winning commercial photographer
Charlie Borland as he
shares his knowledge in a step-by-step approach to help you jump
start into a color manager and lighting expert. Charlie
has developed an excellent online photo clinic that deals
specifically with color balance and strobe lighting.
photo clinic is 1 lesson and is geared to intermediate through professional
photographers. (If you consider yourself a beginner, what is
important is you know how to use strobe lights.) You will learn
how to deal with locations that have numerous light sources of
different color, how to change the color of your strobes, how to
use a color meter, and finally how to fix some color in
Here's how it works:
On the start date you will receive the lesson
and then have two weeks to ask questions and upload the
assignment should you wish to have your images critiqued,
questions answered, and problems, if any, solved.
Sample lessons: The lesson are well
written, nicely designed, easily printed for future reference.
· Color Theory
Correcting for color balance
Using strobes and changing their color
How a color meter works.
Controlling color with exposure
Using color shift creatively
is the teacher?
Before you take a workshop anywhere,
you should be asking this question. Are they qualified to be
teaching this workshop? What you learn and where you go with
photography depends on an experienced and qualified instructor
This course is
veteran professional photographer for over 25 years. He has
traveled the U.S. and Internationally on assignment for many
magazines and large corporations including:
Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Tektronix, Nike, Blue Cross,
Nationsbank, Precision Castparts Corp., Mentor Graphics, Texas
Instruments, Pacificorp, Cellular One, America West Airlines,
Sequent Computer, Early Winters, Cascade Bancorp, Associated
General Contractors, Sunset Magazine, Farmers Insurance, Key
Bank, Northwest Airlines,
and many more.
And he has balanced color in countless
experience in the profession, makes Charlie an excellent
instructor to assist YOU in understanding color management and
developing a marketable portfolio of images. He knows what the
clients want! Charlie is an enthusiastic instructor who will
leave you motivated and inspired!
This workshop is designed for Intermediate/Advanced
photographers. You should know how to use your camera and have a
clear understanding of f/stops and shutter speeds as well as
working with strobes. If you are
shooting digital, you will need to know how to download files to
your computer and process them. And you MUST have a passion for
The equipment you will need is a film or digital camera, tripod,
and the ability (computer) to upload your digital files for
review. You can shoot with film or digital and just need the
ability to scan film or process digital files. This workshop is
about lighting so you should have lighting equipment.
IDEALLY, you will
have the following lighting equipment if you want to
shoot the assignments:
3 monolight strobes of 200 watt seconds or greater.
Light stands for these lights
A color meter (not required)
Lighting gels by Rosco (a 3202,
3204, 3206, 3304, 3315, 3401, 3408, 3409)
do not have studio lighting equipment, please email us
for lighting equipment recomendations.
The workshop is open to only a handful of students per
session and the cost is
register for Color Meters and
Mixed Lighting you can use our
you can download our registration form and pay by check or money order.
Click here for next start dates
Once enrolled there is no refund.
Please note: Lessons average 1mb in
size, so you need the ability to receive emails this size. If
you cannot get them that large, we can mail you a cd with all
lessons in advance. You will still be able to participate in the
online experience of the workshop.