Lighting and Portrait Photography

Zachary Sumner Schomp
Monday–Thursday, June 15–July 10

9:30 am–12:30 pm | Studio 16A

Requirements: Students must provide their own digital SLR camera. Additional photography equipment is available on loan.

Discover creative techniques to change the mood of your photograph through the use of controlled lighting. Learn how to build lighting sets as used by commercial, fashion, and fine-art photographers. Examine the work of contemporary photographers and the use of light in their work and its relationship to portrait as subject. Technical demonstrations and hands-on collaborative projects will teach proper use of professional studio equipment and help achieve desired lighting.


Zack Sumner Schomp is a visual artist living and working in Oakland, CA. Schomp received his BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA in Studio Arts from Mills College. Schomp’s work moves between isolation and a willingness to share, believing that within this world of chaos are moments which remind us we are not alone. He works with traditionally printed media, digital printing, projection and sculpture. Schomp assists and manages studios for artists in the Greater Bay Area and has printed for major exhibitions and museum collections. He was recently the recipient of the Hung Liu Award, recognising excellence in studio practice for his MFA exhibition.

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