Studio Lighting Portraiture Workshop with Nicolò Sertorio

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Step into the world of captivating portraiture with the Leica Store San Francisco as we proudly present an exclusive studio lighting portraiture workshop with Nicolò Sertorio.

Throughout this workshop, participants will be guided through live demonstrations and hands-on sessions to discover the diversity of lighting setups, utilizing a range of equipment to craft stunning portraits.Multiple sets of studio lights will be provided by Profoto, enhancing your practical learning experience. Immerse yourself in the world of studio lighting as two professional models join us on both days, allowing you to refine your techniques through hands-on practice.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to refine your skills, gain insights, and elevate your portrait photography game the expert guidance of Nicolò Sertorio.

  • Location: Leica Store San Francisco
  • Price: $849
  • Workshop limited to 12 participants
  • Requirements: Workshop participants will be asked to bring their own cameras for the workshop.
  • Experience Level: All levels.

  • Studio setups, including camera settings for studio lighting, lenses and focal lengths for portraiture, radio triggers/remotes, safety, and more
  • Controlling and balancing stops of light
  • Creating even white backgrounds
  • Working with one light source
  • How to control stray light
  • Basic lighting, including reflected light, specular light, diffused light, and more
  • Advanced lighting, including low key/high key lighting, Rembrandt lighting, loop lighting, split lighting, butterfly lighting, and more


Friday, February xx - Meet & Greet
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Meet at Leica Store SF for course introduction + Product Fair

Saturday, February xx - Basic Lighting
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Instructions and live demos in the studio
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch break
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Studio sessions, hands-on

Sunday, February xx - Advanced Lighting
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Instructions and live demos in the studio
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch break
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Studio sessions, hands-on


Nicolò Sertorio is an Oakland-based artist who works primarily in photography. His art spotlights the hidden costs of contemporary life, including economic disparity, environmental issues, and loss of identity. Sertorio's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions worldwide, including Diocletian's Palace, in Split, Croatia, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the FORMAT festival in Derby, United Kingdom.

Sertorio has created work during numerous international residencies, including the Tao Hua Tan Artist Residency in Xuancheng, Anhui, China and Kala Art Institute residency in West Berkeley, California. He is also an engaged community member in Oakland who has served as the president of the Northern California chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and sits on the industry advisory board at the City College of San Francisco, sharing decades of commercial photography experience.
Sertorio is an award-winning photographer, recognized six times by American Photography. He is also a three-time finalist of Critical Mass and won First Prize from the PDN Photo Annual. His visual stories have been featured in numerous magazines and online periodicals, including Wired Magazine, LensCulture, AD, Domus, Elle, Getty, Marie Claire, and Black Enterprise, and he has created public, corporate, and privately commissioned artwork.Sertorio holds an MA and is part-time faculty at CCSF. His work is represented by Scott Nichols gallery.

Website: http://nicolosertorio.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolosertorio/

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