Photo © Ellen Sanford

Monday, Saturday, Wednesday
November 5, 10 & 14
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Studio Lighting: Flowers & Found Objects

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November 5, 10 & 14

Learn the art of closeup photography and professional photography lighting in our studio lighting workshop for intermediate and advanced photographers.

with Stuart Schwartz & Leanne Hansen

This still-life studio lighting photography workshop will give you the chance to slow down and study the ways that light creates dimension, shape, and texture. We will work with a variety of professional studio lighting techniques and configurations, including broad, soft window light and continuous photography studio lights for dramatic effects. Each workshop participant will have their own tabletop to use for composition and photography lighting practice throughout the day.

Photography techniques covered will include macro photography tips, balancing composition, selective focus, choosing backgrounds for simplicity and mood, the importance of point of view, and more.


Photo © Leanne Hansen

Photo © Leanne Hansen

Bring your own subjects—flowers and objects with interesting shapes and textures—or work with a variety of natural and man-made forms provided at the workshop.

Our workshop includes an introduction and brief history of still life photography prior to getting into the hands-on part of the workshop, a full day of shooting in the studio,  and an evening critique session after the day in the studio. Also included in this workshop are two 11×17 prints on Epson Premium Luster paper to be used in the critique.

Join Leanne and Stuart and find a new source of inspiration!


Photo © Michael Puff

Photo © Michael Puff

Class Schedule

Monday, November 5, 7–9PM: Introduction evening including a brief history of still life photography

Saturday, November 10, 10AM–3PM: Full day of shooting in the studio: working with natural light, studio lighting, and a variety of light modifying techniques.

Wednesday, November 14, 7–9PM: Evening critique session of printed work from the workshop.


Instructor Bios

Stuart Schwartz graduated from the Art Center in 1979 and then spent 35 years as an advertising photographer in the U.S. and Europe. Stuart is comfortable working in the studio, on location, and with all sizes of productions. He continues to shoot for a limited number of clients. Stuart’s personal work spans a variety of styles, from street photography to abstract and mixed media. Stuart founded The Image Flow in 2008 with the vision to empower the avid photographer looking for personal growth in photography.


Photo © Leanne HansenLeanne Hansen works as a commercial and fine art photographer in Marin County CA and Bozeman MT. She has participated in numerous group shows at The Image Flow, the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, and Marin Open Studios has been published in the Bay Area Where Guestbook and Edible Marin and Wine Country, and her fine art prints are included in private and corporate collections across the country. Leanne has taught several popular workshops at The Image Flow including Language of Light for Photographers, Motion Blur for Expressive Images, and Still Life Photography: Lighting Technique for Flowers.