Alison Carlino

alison carlino
Alison Carlino

The Right Light & The Right Pose

Who is Alison Carlino?

Alison Carlino, Cr., CPP - Alison Carlino photographs and educates around the world. As a former master degreed elementary teacher, she is able to relate to students both technically and personally. In her 15th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops on the topics of off camera lighting and modern posing at her Richmond, Tx studio and beyond. She is a member of and teaches for WPPI, PPA, SWPP London, PPGH, and TPPA. Alison is sponsored by and a member of the speaker team for Miller’s Professional Imaging and is a USA Phottix Ambassador.

What is this class about? 

Ever walk into a location and feel less than inspired? After 15 years in the industry, Alison has seen her fair share of lighting challenges and has helped even the most nervous individuals relax into poses that match the mood of the light & the location. The first part of this class assumes you understand the exposure triangle and are already using flash off camera but need some creative inspiration for difficult light & stiff humans.

Learn how to walk into any space and diagnose the QQCD of the light (the quality, quantity, color, and direction). Once you know what you’re working with, you can visualize the end result and work backwards, adding the flashes, modifiers, gels, and drama to complete your image. Alison will describe the manual settings used & show pull back photos with her go-to single flash technique called the “triangle of light” as well as when and where a second and a third light can be placed. Modifiers from bare bulb to umbrellas, to softboxes, grids, and gels will be discussed with photo samples.

Advance your thinking into the realm of HSS (high speed sync) using all Phottix lighting gear. You’ll understand what it is and when it could really help your images. The last part of the class centers around relaxing your clients and guiding them into poses that match the mood of the lighting as well as the location. Alison will shoot live to demo lighting techniques & modern posing for females, males, and couples.

Bullet Points:

1. Identify the QQCD of light in any location and decide how to proceed.

2. Learn Alison’s “triangle of light” set up along with adding a second and a third flash.

3. Identify the modifiers that produce various results.

4. Learn what high speed sync is and why/when you should use it.

5. Learn & practice (in class) modern posing for females, males, and couples.

Teaching/Speaking Credits:

WPPI Las Vegas, Master & Photo Walk classes 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
The Societies of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP) London, 2hr & 4hr classes in 2013, 2014, 2015, and Jan 2016
Professional Photographers Guild of Houston--2015-present, Sept Served on PPGH board (Director at Large & Graphic Design 2016)
Since 2010--Annual Beginner and Advanced Lighting Workshops at Carlino’s Photography studio
Ft Worth PPA Guild Jan 2016
Houston Camera Exchange, two workshops a year for the last 3 years
Graphistudio, Webinar Feb 2016 & at WPPI in March 2016
East Texas PP Guild—Sept 7, 2016
2016 & 2017 PhotoGenesis opening night speaker, TxPPA San Marcos
Feb 4, 2017 PPGH Hands On Learning: Location Beaumont
Feb 13, 2017—Brazos Valley PP Guild
Feb 14, 2017—Waco PP Guild
March 3, 2017--Texas 10 Workshop
May 12, 2017--PPA Super 1 Day
September 15-16, 2017—Tennessee State PPA Convention
September 28, 2017—Photogenesis Texas State PPA Convention
November 3-4, 2017—Colorado State PPA Convention
Jan 13, 2018—PPA Imaging PreCon, Nashville
Feb 2018 WPPI PhotoWalk & Judge for International Competition
April 23-28, 2018—PPA Texas School Instructor (week long), Dallas
May 2018 WPPI Judge for Online First Round Portrait Competition
June 2018 Triangles Beginner Workshop, Carlino’s Photography Studio

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