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Canon U.S.A. Workshop: Finding Great Light for Portraiture

November 5, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Canon U.S.A. Workshop: Finding Great Light for Portraiture  – SOLD OUT                                                                                      Image courtesy of Eric Stoner

Presented by Planting Fields, Canon and Berger Bros

Sunday, November 5, 2023

12 – 3pm

$35/ per person

Location: Throughout the Planting Fields site; Beginning in front of Coe Hall

Max: 20 Participants



Light . . . Without it, photography doesn’t exist.

If you’re a natural light portrait photographer and struggle to find great light, this workshop is for you. During this 3-hour, hands-on photo workshop with Canon Technical Advisor and Master Photographer, Eric Stoner, you’ll become an expert in finding incredible light just by properly assessing a location.

Learn how to sculpt the light on our models using natural structures/buildings, reflectors, and scrims so you can easily shoot with the best natural lighting available. We’ll even share tips on working in difficult harsh lighting conditions, so you’re prepared for anything! Eric will explain lens choices and how they affect both the model, background, as well as overall look of the image. By the end of this workshop, you’ll know immediately what lens to choose at any location and why.

Bring your camera, lenses, and willingness to learn how to truly SEE light!

Please come prepared and bring your own camera gear. *Loaner cameras and lenses will be available from Canon in a limited quantity and on a first come, first serve basis.*


About Eric Stoner, Canon Technical Advisor and Master Photographer

Eric’s photographic career spans over 30 years as a portraitist and commercial photographer. He has been working with Canon for 18 years teaching seminars on photography and how to get the most out of Canon equipment. His teaching style is very relaxed and finds his students retain more information from this type of atmosphere. He understands real world photographic situations and how to handle them, but more importantly, shares all he knows to help minimize your learning curve. Eric is a Technical Advisor at Canon USA supporting a range of educational projects concentrating on live educational programing research and development.

For more information or questions about the event please contact Katie Walsh, Community Engagement Manager at kwalsh@plantingfields.org or (516) 922-8680.

This program is made possible by Canon USA.




A coupon for $35 in Canon gear at Berger Bros in Syosset will be presented to all class attendees.