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cyclorama lighting


5 ways to light a cyc

TUES 25th June 6 - 9pm

$39 + GST (limited number of spots)

Curious about the best way to light a cyclorama?

Come along to this demonstration of different ways to light a cyc to achieve great results. We will explore options from using just one light, to using multiple lights to achieve different results.

We'll explore lighting positions, modifier choice, controlling shadows, light quality & more!

Presented by Sam Oster (Silvertrace) & Shaun Li (Capture the Present)

Supported by Diamonds Camera & Profoto

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Studio Lighting INTENSIVE


10am - 5pm

With Sam Oster

Learn how to use lighting in the studio to create controlled, sophisticated and well-crafted studio portraits.

Experience our bite-size sessions in one giant meal in this 2-day studio lighting intensive.

Students are required to have an understanding of manual exposure and will need their own digital camera and portrait lens (85mm plus). This small group intensive will help you build hands-on confidence in the studio with lighting equipment, lighting styles, modifier choice, and lighting theory.

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Studio Lighting

THURS Night Workshops 6-9pm

Starts August 1st | $100 + GST per session

Learn how to use lighting in the studio to create controlled, sophisticated and well-crafted studio portraits. Pick your session to target what you need to boost your experience or confidence in the studio! Small groups, and relaxed, hands-on learning.

BEGINNERS are recommended to start with session one & do all sessions if possible.

  • Inverse Square Law
  • Lighting Styles
  • Studio Safety
  • Light Quality
  • Flash Exposure
  • Tethering
  • And lots more!!

Workshop Tutor :: Sam Oster

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Lightroom Screenshot


Lightroom Classic

2-day INTENSIVE 10am-5pm

August 3 & 4 2024 | $600 + GST

Learn how to use Lightroom to confidently manage, archive, edit & share your digital images. This workshop is aimed at emerging and professional photographers - BYO laptop with Lightroom Classic pre-downloaded.

  • Library Module IN DEPTH
  • Importing Images - Workflow
  • Keywording & Metadata
  • Viewing, culling & rating images
  • Developing Raw Files
  • Exporting various formats & sizes
  • Overview of Map, Book, Slideshow, Print & Web modules

Workshop Tutor :: Sam Oster

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We acknowledge the Kaurna People as the traditional custodians of the land on which Cog Creative Space stands. Sovereignty has never been ceded. The land on which we meet to work, create, and learn, always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

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