The Robson Ranch Photo Club learns about studio photography

Dave Loomis

Several members of The Robson Ranch Photo Club met together at the CATC on Monday, January 30, to participate in a special workshop to learn the best ways to creatively photograph a person using various studio lighting techniques. Bryan Peterson, a noted professional photographer and author, says, “People are the most photographed subjects in the world because pictures of people tug at our hearts, and they are in many ways pictures of ourselves.”

John Lehman, a photographer from the Plano Photography Club who specializes in portraits, was our instructor for the afternoon, and Shea Haas did an excellent job as our spirited model.

We looked at the effects of light and shadows, camera positioning, image composition and various poses on our model to tell the stories we wanted to share in our photography. What did we see in her eyes, her smile, or a shake of her head? Each photographer had the opportunity to take as many images as they desired as well as experiment by changing the studio lighting conditions or camera settings to create the perfect image.

Our club meets the third Monday of each month in the CATC at 7:00 p.m. Please check out our website at for more information. Hope to see you at our next meeting!