Date(s) - 27/10/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Manse


Studio Portrait Lighting & Posing Training

Studio Photography Training - Learn Studio Portrait Lighting - Sample with Cheryl

This small group photography training session will equip you to create a wide range of portraits using studio lighting (flash). You will gain an understanding of how to shape light as well as the difference between hard and soft light and how to use them. All participants will have opportunities to get hands on with the lights, moving them around to ensure that you can replicate the results on your own. 

We will start with showing how you can achieve a variety of looks using just 1 light. You will discover how light can affect the mood of an image. You will also learn to adapt a pose to suit the lighting. Changing angles in the way your subject poses can make a huge difference so you will learn some tips on how to get the look you are after. 

All lighting is supplied for you along with flash triggers that fit standard hotshoes (e.g. on Nikon and Canon cameras, for example). You will need a camera with a hotshoe for the flash trigger and that allows you to change the settings manually. Even if you have never used manual mode before, that is not a problem! You will have a good understanding of what is going on technically and creatively by the end of the session. Never be worried about using flash again!

With a maximum of just 3 participants you will get plenty of shooting time and maximise your learning and enjoyment. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Whether you want a black background or a white one, you will learn all that you need to get started taking good studio portrait photos. You can then progress on to more advanced techniques in our other workshops such as Film Noir lighting, Using coloured gels, and more.

We will be working with a quality local model to help boost your confidence and give you some good images to start off your portfolio with. You don’t need any prior experience in portrait photography. Your tutor will also be able to help you find ways of meeting models for you to practise working with as well as suggesting inexpensive studios that you can hire to work on your skills.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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