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Lighting Laboratory

Lighting Laboratory

This Lighting Laboratory offers photographers an opportunity to experience 4 different lighting scenarios. The lighting equipment will be provided and configured in advance. Photographers will need to bring triggers for their cameras.

Attendees will benefit from introductory guidance by expert photographers and the opportunity to photograph models with each scenario.

In addition, photographers can build their portfolios and network with other photographers in the community.

Lighting Laboratory

Photographers will have 15 minutes of shooting in each of the following lighting scenarios:

High Key

Photograph a model wearing a shiny white, silver, or cream colored dress, using soft, but directional light against a white backdrop with white/silver Chinese lanterns.

Low Key

Photograph a model wearing shiny white, silver, or cream colored dress, using a more controlled, soft, but directional light against a dark backdrop.

Natural (Window) Lighting

Work indoors using natural window light to photograph one or two models together.

Optical Spot Lighting

Photograph a model using an optical spot light to create a stunning image. 


After registration, you will be given the details of the Morgan Hill location and assigned one of the 75 minute time slots between noon and 5 PM for your participation.



Slot 1


Slot 2


Slot 3


Slot 4



Participants will learn the requirements and methodology for each lighting scenario. The contrast of the different experiences will further enhance the lessons.

In particular, the attendees will learn to:

  • create high key and low key images,
  • control a spot light for a mix of dramatic lighting and posing, and
  • work with available natural light conditions.

In addition to making effective use of lighting, attendees will have the challenge of working with models and guiding their posing.

Additional benefits include:

  • Making new connections and networking with other photographers
  • Building portfolios with numerous images and a variety of styles
  • Gaining experience with different lighting equipment the (strobes and modifiers that are provided)
  • Learn by watching other photographer’s methods, successes and mistakes



  • Members-only early registration on or before 2/9/2024 is $99
  • After 2/9/2024 registration for Members, Partners, and Affiliates is $125
  • Registration by non-Members is $150
  • Registration closes 3/03/2024
  • Non-members will have $25 of their registration fee credited towards their membership if they join before April 1, 2024

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Time slot assignment and location details will be provided March 5.
Morgan Hill, CA  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Roberto Gonzalez
(408) 460-7549 (p)
Alicia A Piva
Tex Texin
781-789-1898 (c)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No drinks or food inside the building.

Photographers must bring their own triggers or pre-arrange to rent or borrow one. The provided strobes are either Godox or Flashpoint.

No over the shoulder photography.

Each photographer is expected to provide each model (at least) 3 images they can use. Photographers will be given model releases only after they provide images.

Of course, no touching the models.
Cancellation Policy:
Registration Cancellation Refund Policy

For cancellations after March 1, there are no refunds.

For registered attendees canceling on or before March 1, the refund policy is:

Early registrants (paid $99) will be refunded $80.

PPSCV or affiliates members, (paid $125) will be refunded $100.

Non-members (paid $150) will be refunded $100. Alternatively, non-members can opt to be credited $125 toward annual membership.