Lighting, Technique, and Skin Tone

Lighting, Technique, and Skin Tone

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LATITUDE is proud to present Lighting, Technique, and Skin Tone with community member Jon Wes! This workshop will cover basic lighting techniques using DIY lighting scenarios and camera techniques to honor varying skin tones. Participants will learn additional tips and tricks to better capture their subject and heighten their portraiture. Jon will also share his expertise on posing, the function and value of the grey card, and troubleshooting difficult lighting scenarios. The one day workshop is designed to serve as an introduction or a brush-up on specialized photographic techniques. Jon will cover both digital and film practices.

The group will meet on Sunday, September 15 from 10am-3pm. Snacks and coffee will be provided!

Lighting equipment will be generously provided by Jon Wes. Fee includes a white balance card set. Participants are encouraged to bring their own dSLR or SLR camera and cell phone cameras.

Space is limited to 12 participants so grab your spot early!

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Please Note: LATITUDE never wants finances to stand in the way of participation in our programs. Please reach out to us to discuss financial assistance.

Refund Policy: For all LATITUDE courses, full payment is required to reserve your spot in the class. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, LATITUDE can provide a 100% refund for cancellations made 10 days prior to the start date of the course. Cancellations made with less than the 10 day notice will be given a 100% lab credit. No refund will be guaranteed for cancellations made the on start day of the course or after and will be considered on a case to case basis.  

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Jon Wes is a portrait and editorial photographer as well as Director of Photography based in Chicago. Jon’s work mostly highlights artists, performers and celebrities while exploring identity, sexuality, and the LGBT+ community. His work has been exhibited, screened or published in avenues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Paper Magazine, the Chicago Reader, Circus Mag and MTV’s TRL. Some clients include Billboard, Comercio Popular, Chicago Ideas Week, Related Midwest and Illinois Humanities.