The plans have been finalized for the February Photowalking Utah events and they are going to be great. We will be having two separate but related events. The theme is “Studio Lighting” and since it tends to be a bit cold this time of year in Northern Utah, both will be indoors.

FEBRUARY 19th – Mini Clinic

On the evening of Thursday February 19th, I will be facilitating a mini-clinic at the City Library in Salt Lake City. The theme of the clinic is “How to Get Great Studio Lighting Results for Under $250”. In the session, I will be demonstrating how to shoot portraits with extremely inexpensive (cheap?) lights and get professional results. I will be using a model and shooting with a tethered camera so everyone can immediately see the results.


Handouts of all the lighting setups will be provided. If time permits, I will also demonstrate with the help of Harley Pebley a “Strobist” style setup using a couple of Speedlights on stands with umbrellas.

Date: Thursday February 19th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Salt Lake City Main Library – 210 E 400 South, Conf. room #4, 4th floor
Cost: Free

FEBRUARY 21st – Studio Lighting Photowalk

In a repeat of last year’s most popular Photowalking Utah event, we will again be doing an indoor “Studio Lighting” photowalk. The event will feature six different studios set up within a large conference room. Participants will be able to walk to each setup photography station and try their hand at shooting. Models will be provided along with assistance from the host photographer at each station.

This year we will be working to create a variation in the type of lighting setups provided. This will give the participants a way to work with a large variation of portrait lighting arrangements.

Photowalking Setup

I have arranged with several of my stock models to help us out. Just like the previous event, we are suggesting a $3-5 “tip” given that will be put in a pool and divided up among the models after the event. This is purely optional but it really helps to have dedicated models available for the photographers to shoot and this is a great way to compensate them for their time. I’ve got a pretty diverse group confirmed so far including different ages / genders / looks.

For those photographers that aren’t carrying around digital SLR’s, don’t worry. We will have a way to sync point-and-shoot cameras via slave to at least a couple of the setups. Everyone is welcome at these events regardless of skill or equipment. There will even be some higher end gear available to borrow.

Our friends at Pictureline have again donated a bunch of photography ‘swag’ to be used for door prizes at the “Pictureline Prize Table”.

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday February 21st
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Gateway Community Church, 584 E 12300 South – Draper
Cost: Free (though a suggested model tip of $3-5 is appreciated)

If you’re planning on attending, please drop an RSVP into the ongoing discussion thread on the Photowalking Utah Flickr Group. Here’s the link.

For any questions, please feel free to contact me at or 801.259.3500.