Glamour Lighting Workshop with Richard Dischler Workshops

Glamour Lighter

Saturday, June 13, 2015 SKU: 19094
Saturday, September 12, 2015 SKU: 19096
10:00am–4:00pm at KSP Gallery

“There’s no reason to use most of the pictures they take today – that glamour is gone. There is no more fashion, no more glamour.” – Robert Coburn

This workshop provides hands-on experience conducting a professional portrait shoot with a unique, specialized style of lighting and the necessary preparatory steps. All participants will be assigned tasks and will execute all aspects of the portrait shoot. Each participant will shoot the models one at a time, with the other participants fulfilling the roles of grip, gaffer, and assistants. The shots executed during the shoot are designed to act as foundation images for this style of lighting.

To prepare for this workshop, the suggested reading material is Hollywood Glamour Portraits: 145 Photos of Stars 1926 – 1949, edited by John Kobal (ISBN-13: 978-0486233529) which represents the 1972 exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

The morning session begins with a review of Hollywood Glamour Portraits, with participants selecting three styles of lighting they would like to shoot. Afterward, participants will prepare a storyboard for the shoot, review and identify equipment and resources, and, lastly, review wardrobe options.

Break for Lunch. Lunch will be hosted at a nearby restaurant.

In the afternoon session, participants will direct the storyboard and shoot. This involves set creation and lighting setup where participants will learn to create and set up all aspects of the set and lighting equipment.

At the end, there will be a review of the images taken.

Items to bring to this workshop:

  1. Camera & lens (required): Full-Frame sensor: 50mm or 85mm; APS-C Crop sensor: 35mm or 50mm
  2. Suggested reading material (optional)
  3. Laptop – for image review
  4. A sense of humor (required)

¹ $199.99 for enrolled RD Workshop members. Special pricing requires in-store registration.

Sign Up Now! Register at or call 650-327-8996 Class fees must be paid at the time of registration. Keeble & Shuchat Photography 290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 © 2013 The Richard Dischler Workshops Photo Credit: Richard Dischler