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Natural Light Portrait Workshop Louisiana Outdoors Edition

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Louisiana environments and parks are known for it’s unforgettable live oaks, cypress swamps and breathtaking vistas. Take advantage of this visual season of light and learn how to improve your Natural Light Portraiture with Zack Smith Photography Workshops and a VERY special location to be announced at the new year.

Zack Smith’s 15 years shooting portraits in the fine art and commercial realm will give participants an inside view on how he creates stunning portraits using only natural light and reflectors. Enjoy the freedom of shooting without artificial lighting, power cables and stands as we walk through multiple scenes using the most stunning backgrounds the park can provide.

You will learn hands-on how to apply these lighting schemes with professional models and lighting assistants as you work directly with the gear used to make your best portraits yet. In addition, we will discuss the integration of the natural environment into your portrait photography which while combine into one striking environmental portrait.

Before we move ‘in the field’, RAW Philosophy & Workflow including Adobe’s Creative Cloud Software such as Photoshop, Adobe Raw, Lightroom and Bridge will be covered as an added bonus lesson to this workshop.  We will discuss Practical Portrait Lighting via a creative and colorful powerpoint presentation and in conclusion, a live critique of your favorite images from the day. 


This workshop is designed for beginners and advanced photographers! Attendees are to know how to use their camera, as well as understand basic camera operation including setting f/stops and shutter speeds, and how to download images to your computer. The workshop will provide all models, lighting gear, reflectors, and light modifiers for each grouping. 


• Digital SLR Camera If you have two bodies, bring both & instruction manual.

• Lenses*** Wide (14-24mm) and normal focal lengths 24mm, 35mm to Portrait Lenses: 85mm-200mm & a large aperture of 2.8 or 1.4 are always great! 

• Tripod A solid tripod for portrait photography with a sturdy “quickplate” is recommended

• Extra batteries

• Extra memory cards


All cancellations must be done within 90 days to receive a full refund. Within 90 days you have the opportunity to use your credit towards another workshop within the year if space provides. If you can replace someone with your spot, there is 100% refund.


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March 21
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Zack Smith


Fountainbleau State Park
62883 Hwy. 1089
Mandeville, 70448 United States
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