Light Shaping Masterclass

27/08/2023 Community Creative Events

Hosted by Oliver Minnett

In the world of photography, mastering the art of light is akin to wielding a magic wand. It has the power to transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary works of art, evoking emotions and telling stories that captivate viewers. In our photography community, we understand the significance of light in crafting breath-taking images. That’s why we are thrilled to introduce our Light Shaping Masterclass—a unique opportunity for photographers to delve into the secrets of lighting, expand their creative horizons, and unlock their full potential.

Oliver Minnett, a third-generation photographer with a background in commercial assisting and a current role at Georges Cameras focusing on prosales and education, passionately crafts captivating moments for renowned brands like Big W, Benefit Cosmetics, NRMA, and Tinder. With his knack for demystifying strobe lighting, he’s a sought-after educator. Oliver’s photography is a fusion of timeless spontaneity, emphasizing physical beauty, and enriched by vivid colours and meticulous lighting—a testament to his versatile and compelling body of work.

Masterclass Breakdown

Setup + Safety, C-Stands, Combos and mounts (baby vs junior pins)
Understanding light sources: strobe vs constant + type: HMI’s, LED, Arc, Tungsten, etc
An introduction to the brands: Aputure, Arri, Broncolor, Godox, Profoto.
What is the inverse square law, and why it is the most critical lesson today
What on earth is intensity?
How power and size effects results.
Lighting modifiers (direct, indirect, hard, diffused, fresnel).
Cutting and Filling.
Natural light shaping tools and their usage
Skin colour matters (accounting for melanin or lack thereof)!
Single light source set up.
Dual light source set up.
Additive lighting.
Triple light source set up.
Five light source set up.

Photography is a dynamic art form, and grasping the intricacies of light is an ongoing journey. Our Light Shaping Masterclass wasn’t just a class; it was a transformative experience that empowered participants to see the world in a new light, quite literally. Whether attendees were aspiring photographers or seasoned pros, the masterclass provided an opportunity to illuminate their creativity and take their photography to new heights. Together, we embarked on an enlightening journey, shaping light and deepening our understanding of this fundamental element in photography.

Drinks by Fellr

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