Lighting Workshops

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams


LineLine Canon San Francisco - Fashion Photography Portfolio Building Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 16th                                                                                                                           

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: $149

Location: Canon Live Learning, 201 California St, Suite 100, San Francisco, California 94111

Creating a comprehensive photography portfolio can be a big challenge and it’s hard to know where to start. This class is the perfect way to get some practice and create a solid portfolio to from which to build. 

Join Laura along with professional fashion models for a fun day of shooting and learning. In this full-day class, Laura will demonstrate four different lighting scenarios. Each student will have extended time for working with each model set-up. In addition, students will have a chance to print their favorite images on Canon Pixma Pro Printers. 

This class has a limited number of spaces available so register now to re-serve your spot. 

Class Topics Covered:



Studio fashion lighting set-ups

● Posing tips 

● Wardrobe & styling advice

● Post-production techniques 




San Jose Camera & Video Creative Portrait Series: Natural Light Portraits

Date: Saturday, June 30th                                                                                                                           

Time: 9am - 1pm

Cost: $169.95

Location: John D Morgan Park, 540 W Rincon Ave, Campbell, CA 95008


The bread and butter for a lot of photographers is the on-location family portrait or engagement portraits. Most people desire to have these types of portraits taken outdoors. As a photographer, you are at the mercy of the sunlight and this can be stressful. What equipment do you bring? Should you bring a flash? How do you prepare for every contingency when you may not know the location? Your instructor Laura Tillinghast will share her years of experience as a portrait photographer with you during an on-location photo shoot. Join her at a local park as you participate in this hands-on learning experience.

Class Topics Covered:

  • Proper exposure techniques
  • Ensuring proper skin tones
  • Proper depth of field for portraits
  • Using the location to your advantage
  • How to diffuse the sun
  • Proper use of reflectors