Creating Art with Long-Exposure

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The Lighthouse Studio

3215 Peralta Street

Oakland, CA 94610

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Flash freezes ordinary movement. Ambient (or “available”) light, on the other hand, has to be quite bright to freeze movement. Ambient easily displays motion blur with adjustable cameras.

This workshop is created to teach you how to capture the essence of movement mixed with the sharpness created with strobes. You will learn how learn the differences between longer shutter speed with ambient light as well as the effect with flash.

Mixing movement blur with some sharp portion of the subject is the end goal and what we will explore in this session.

What you will learn:

--the effect of “second-curtain” synchronization

--the use of off-camera flash, controlling flash via camera or manually and remote flash control options

--manual vs. through-the-lens exposure automation

--choosing base aperture, ambient-light exposure via shutter speed, and setting the flash to fit the correct aperture.

--the use and effect of multi-flash for more than one flash image per frame.

Our talent for this workshop is an internationally known art nude model from Utah. Dasha has graced The Lighthouse Studio numerous times now and we are always happy to have her back.

"Dasha is a highly experienced internationally known professional muse that specializes in fine art and fashion nudes. A full-blooded Russian, a world traveler, an outdoor junkie, a bohemian gypsy, and a total healthnut... She is definitely a complex creature! Dasha always looks for genuine connection with her photographers that results in artistic collaboration and mind blowing, dynamic art."

More of her work:

Instagram @dashauofficial

Len Cook has been a leader in teaching photography around the bay area for decades. He is an expert at concise, and easy-to-understand instruction in a range of photography and lighting techniques. His experience as a photojournalist, chief photographer, and director of photography with a staff of 13 photographers adds to Len's leadership credentials. We have partnered with Len to create engaging workshops and educational adventures for years now and this workshop is sure to be just as satifying.

More of Len's work and wide expertise:

This workshop will include a mix of light sources, flashes and radio remote controls to illustrate the range of options that can be created. The gear used will adapt to any camera with a flash shoe. The knowledge gained will apply to all other brands of flash.

--Participants may also bring their own portable flash units if they wish.



The Lighthouse Studio

3215 Peralta Ave. Oakland, Ca 94608

available for photoshoots and events for your creative needs and desires

July 26th 7:30pm-10:30pm

Fee: $150

includes limited model release, Studio, model and education fees. --A steal!!~

PLEASE NOTE: To reserve your time or any questions contact Candace at

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