Photo Studio 101 Workshop with Melissa Lyttle & Bob Croslin
Where do I put the hair light? How far should the subject be from the background? What is the best type of light kit to use? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered on Saturday, June 11, with former Times staffers Melissa Lyttle and Bob Croslin.
The award-winning pair will teach photography studio basics for the working professional at the Orange Box Studio. This half-day interactive workshop will not only give students an opportunity to ask questions but to use the lighting set ups as well. “Lighting was incredibly intimidating when I was starting out, but like almost everything, the best way to learn is by practicing, making mistakes, and having fun,” said Lyttle. “We’re bringing people into a great situation — a fully-equipped, professional photo studio, giving them the knowledge and know-how to use the gear we’ve got, and then the opportunity to practice what they learned.” Melissa Lyttle is an independent visual journalist based in Florida, who specializes in documentary projects, editorial, travel and portrait photography. The work of Bob Croslin, a Central Florida commercial and editorial photographer, has been regularly featured in Sports Illustrated, Time, Golf Digest, ESPN, Men’s Fitness, FastCo and other magazines.
This event is sponsored by the Morian Art Center and will cost $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. It is the first in a series of workshops that will bring the photography community in the Tampa Bay area together for an afternoon of learning and experimentation. “My goal is to help other photographers not be intimidated by the idea of working in a studio or shooting with strobes,” said Croslin. “Ultimately, photography is all about light and the more comfortable you are with using all of the lighting tools at you disposal will empower you to become a better photographer.”
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Orange Box Studio Address: 615 27th St S
(Bright orange building. Free street parking.)