One-Light Workshop on October 20

One-Light Workshop

Benton Street Studio

1105 Benton Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050

October 20, 2018

10 am to 4 pm


We all have experience with a one-light workshop every day of our lives:  The sun, the biggest, brightest light source.  We watch it rise, change color temperature throughout the day, filter through clouds, create rainbows in the rain, shine boldly in clear blue skies, and set itself against a million different backdrops.

In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate the use of one light source for portrait lighting.  You will be able to see the effect of one light source from different angles on the portrait subject and how you, the photographer, can impart, evoke, and provoke different emotions and reactions.  It is an exciting photographic adventure.

What to bring:

  • A camera
  • Laptop with imaging software (RDPW preference for Adobe Lightroom)
  • Comfortable attire
  • A sense of humor (It goes a long way)

This class is for those interested in refreshing and improving their skills and taking their photography to the next level.  At the end of this workshop, if you wish to continue, you are invited to enroll in the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW), with its focus on pre-visualization techniques and philosophy, which will help you reinforce what you have learned and enable you to continue your momentum.

Through this Workshop, you will discover—and hone—your own, unique photographic voice.  You will also be better prepared for more in-depth lighting sessions being offered.

Most students finish this one-day lighting workshop with greater enthusiasm for their photography and a hunger for learning more.  Please join us and our growing community of local photographic talent.

Fee:  $249 ($189 for RDPW Members)

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Limited to 10

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JCC Open House Reception on October 13

Jewish Community Center (JCC)

Hosts Open House Reception for

Richard Dischler Photo Workshops (RDPW)

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Saturday, October 13, 2018

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Master’s Exhibit

Over the last nine years, members of the RDPW have received public recognition for their works in local, regional, national, and international juried and non-juried art and photography competitions, exhibits, and publications.

This exhibit represents a small sample from within this growing community of talented and visionary photographers who have received public recognition from 2010 through 2018.

The Masters:

Fred Carter, David Craven, Bruce Fram, Karen Friedmann, Olya Gary, Tomás Garza, Alan Hart, George Herman, Dan McLean, Shubhie Panicker, Lynne Farris Schafer, Daniel Vaquero.


Community Exhibit

This exhibit celebrates the concept of community, defined as a group of people who share a common geography, interests, background ethnicity, religion, or work.  Diving into the particulars, a genuine community generates relationships that in turn create friendships, loyalty, families, the foundation of home, and security.  People in community celebrate the joys of births, communions, marriages, proms, graduations.  They also provide emotional, physical, and even financial support during periods of heartaches and losses.  People in community are rightfully proud of their creation.  Each of these award-winning photographers focus on a different community.

The Community Exhibit Photographers:

Michael Palma – Dia de los Muertos “Day of the Dead”

Roger Spinti – Tindog Tacloban “Rise Again”

Tomás Garza – Los Piscaderos “The Harvesters”

Paul Italiano – Alive in the Streets of San Francisco


For more information and how to enroll in the Workshop, please visit our website at