The Fundamentals of Studio Lighting

Course Code: 22JCELI201

Dates: January 3-7, 2022

Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Winter Tuition: $875

This fundamentals of studio lighting class focuses on practical applications for portraiture. In-class demonstrations cover the unique properties and use of strobe equipment and continuous light sources, such as tungsten and LED lighting, as well as diffusers, specialized reflectors, focusing elements, and light shapers. Students learn to consider the direction of light, proper exposure, and lighting's effect on contrast and color balance. We also examine the properties of various lighting conditions and color temperature, including mixing daylight with artificial lighting.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP strongly recommends that masks are worn while in class or in other public areas of ICP to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP’s online Daily Health Screening prior to entering the ICP school.


Image: Bobbi Lane, Faculty 22JCELI201
Image: Bobbi Lane, Faculty 22JCELI201
Image: Alice O'Malley, Faculty 22WCELI201
Image: Alice O'Malley, Faculty 22WCELI201
Fee: $875.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Winter Tuition$ 805.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 70.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Bobbi Lane

Date Day Time Location
01/03/2022Monday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
01/04/2022Tuesday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
01/05/2022Wednesday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
01/06/2022Thursday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
01/07/2022Friday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

For the first day of class please bring 3 to 5 images from your portfolio or samples of your own work. These can be presented digitally or as prints. Please also bring 1-2 images by other photographers which you find puzzling, inspiring, or mysterious including some with lighting which excites and intrigues you or that you would like to learn to create.


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