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April 8, 2017 ASMPNE's Annual Lighting Rodeo


Come join us for yet another lighting workshop rodeo to learn the best kept secrets from two working photographers who have learned the craft of editorial and commercial lighting. Working photographers, this is your chance to bring your camera along and get the latest insight into both continuous lighting as well as studio strobes. This year we’ll be at High Output in Brighton and will be offering workshops by two amazing and versatile photographers, Kevin Scanlon and Chris Vaccaro. Come get a behind the scenes look at some of the lighting setups they create and get some tips and tricks for your own work.



We’ll be raffling off four $25 gift cards to Hunts Photo & Video plus a Bob Korn print valued at $130.


9:00 - Doors open, coffee and refreshments

9:30-12:30 - Kevin Scanlon

12:30-1:30 - Lunch is provided

1:30-4:30 - Chris Vaccaro



Workshop Descriptions



There are a lot of rules in photography. Set your f-stop to match your meter. Aim the light at your subject. Use a great softbox or umbrella. Check that histogram. Make sure there’s no lens flare. All those rules can be used to make a nice portrait. Well, I like breaking rules, and portraits are better when rules are broken. It’s time to put what we’ve learned behind us and start shooting with our hearts. In this workshop, you’ll see how you can exploit the most fundamental rules to change the dynamic of your portraits, and open doors to a creative revitalization.




Chris Vaccaro, a multi-talented working commercial photographer, shares his unique brand of studio lighting using continuous lighting, proving that great light just doesn’t only come from using the right modifier. Using mirrors and a variety of bounce techniques Chris proves that it’s possible to get your key shots right in camera without the use of post production with the right  lighting know how. 








Kevin Scanlon is an award-winning photographer. Since 2001, he has shot an impressive array of celebrities, artists, musicians, athletes, everyday people, and business luminaries for editorial, entertainment, and advertising clients. His work has been recognized by industry leaders including PDN, American Photography, and Communication Arts.

He has lectured and taught workshops at high schools and colleges, including Art Center College of Design and Los Angeles Center for Photography. After going digital, Kevin never relinquished his film cameras, and has recently dusted them off to continue one of his earliest passions in photography: black + white landscapes. The Hasselblad 503C and Fuji GX680 cameras have been finding their way to set recently.

Kevin is originally from Pittsburgh and is a die-hard Steelers / Penguins / Pirates fan. He loves old blues and jazz music, is equally fond of mid-century and art deco design, and can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about five minutes. When he doesn’t have a camera hanging from his shoulder, he has his ’63 Fender Jazzmaster or his set of golf clubs to take its place. Kevin splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY.






Chris earned his B.F.A. in Commercial Illustration Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1987.  In the years that followed, he worked as a studio manager and assistant for some of the top photographers in NYC and Boston. In the summer of 1989 he moved to the studio manager position at the Maine Photographic Workshops. From there, he helped to launch the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops as the studio manager in 1990. In 1993, Chris opened his own commercial studio in Rhode Island, landing major accounts with Swarovski Crystal, Wenger Swiss Army and Rhode Island Monthly Magazine as well as other regional and national publications. In 2012, Chris also became the Fashion photography teacher for the professional photography program at the New England School of Photography. Over 25 years later, Chris continues to run his commercial photography studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island photographing everything from products, food, people, fashion and architecture.






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Preregistration At the door


STUDENTS $25 $30


PARTNERS (AIGA, ASPP, Griffin, NPPA, PPA, PRC) $55 $65





High Output
86 Lincoln Street
Brighton, MA 02135 


We encourage you to carpool if possible. There is a parking lot between 84 and 86 Lincoln St. which fits about 20 cars.  There is parking on Lincoln St. and surrounding streets. There is also parking at the Start Market (370 Western Ave.) lot which is available even if you’re not a customer of Star Market. 86, 70, 70A, and 64 bus stops are all nearby.


Saturday, April 8, 2017
• 9:00 - doors open
• 9:30-12:30 - Kevin Scanlon
• 12:30-1:30 - LUNCH
• 1:30-4:30 - Chris Vaccaro 



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