We had an opportunity to bring one of our favorite local photographers, Tausha Dickinson, to Middle Tennessee State University to share her knowledge on lighting, the photography business, and more with some of the photography students.
Dickinson concentrated on showing the students what can be done with just a single flash unit (Einstein™ Flash Unit ) and various modifiers. The
64” White PLM™ Umbrella took center stage with it’s versatility, the addition of the white front diffusion fabric, and the various effects that can be achieved by just altering the placement of the light.
Stepping outside the studio, Dickinson took the students in various niches around the photography annex to demonstrate creating unique compositions in different environments, while still using a single flash unit.
The final setup took us into the University’s darkroom. Dickinson created environmental portraits utilizing equipment the students are familiar with from developing their own film and processing traditional prints. For the tighter space, Dickinson, chose to use a 32” x 40” Foldable Softbox with a grid for greater control of the beam spread.
IMAGES FROM THE WORKSHOP
About Tausha Dickinson
Tausha Dickinson is a photographer specializing is headshots, fashion and commercial work.