San Francisco Camera Shop, Adolph Gasser Photography, Announces Upcoming Lighting Classes

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Adolph Gasser Photography, San Francisco's photography and audio/video store, is announcing classes and workshops, as well as various services offered.

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Introduction to Studio Lighting is a two-hour introductory class where participants will learn basic studio lighting techniques for portrait photography, including the use of hot lights and studio flash units

San Francisco's camera shop, Adolph Gasser Photography, a camera rental shop and photography lab that is committed to providing customers with the best rental cameras and equipment, is promoting their upcoming lighting classes and workshops, “Introduction to Studio Lighting” and “Beyond the Basics of Studio Lighting.” Both courses will be led by Richard Dischler and begin on April 28.

“Introduction to Studio Lighting is a two-hour introductory class where participants will learn basic studio lighting techniques for portrait photography, including the use of hot lights and studio flash units,” John Gasser of Adolph Gasser Photography said.

This is the prerequisite class for Beyond the Basics of Studio Lighting. The first session starts on April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a fee of $49.95. Other session dates include May 12, June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11.

In the afternoon class of Beyond the Basics of Studio Lighting, students will practice advanced techniques for portrait photography using a light meter, the manual settings on cameras, model posing and lighting ratios. This is a “hands on” class.

"Please bring your camera and be ready to experience three hours of portrait photography," Richard Dischler said. "You must be prepared to set the custom white balance and manual controls of your camera."

The fee is $79.95, and the first class is on April 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Other dates include May 12, June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11.

Adolph Gasser Photography is also excited to announce that it is now renting the new Nikon D800 camera in the Still Digital Rental Department. One of the most popular items in the Video Sales Department is Go Pro Hero cameras, for which Adolph Gasser Photography carries a wide variety of different cameras and accessories. The camera shop also features a new line of frames for all sizes of photographs, and pre-cut matt boards for student portfolios.

“Our photo lab services include online printing, e-6, black and white, and c-41 processing,” Gasser said. “We can also scan in old family photos and put them on a CD for customers to archive and reprint.”

Adolph Gasser Photography also offers video transfers from 8mm, 16mm and super 8 to DVD and can convert audio tapes to a CD.

For more information about Adolph Gasser Photography's products and services, call 415-529-4501, view the camera shop on the web at http://www.gassersphoto.com or visit 181 Second St. in San Francisco.

About Adolph Gasser Photography

Adolph Gasser Photography is a camera store, audio/video store, photography lab and rental house that has served the Bay Area's photography needs since 1950. It has been a constant among professionals and hobbyists for the sale and the rental of still and video cameras, lighting and motion picture equipment.

Its rental departments offer a large variety of equipment, allowing clients to rent an item or try it out prior to actually purchasing it. Adolph Gasser Photography also sells used camera equipment.

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