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Photography Workshop: Introduction to creative studio lighting

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Woodley Hill House,
Eastcourt Avenue,
Reading, RG6 1HH

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This one-day workshop is suitable for people who have some knowledge and experience of studio flash photography and want to explore the use of more creative modifiers and techniques.

Working with models you will learn the constraints around using coloured gels and optical snoots with gobos. In addition, a number of long exposure techniques will be explored. 

What I'll learn

After a brief discussion and demo. Practical sessions will be facilitated to allow experimentation with the techniques shown.  Most of the day will be spent photographing people in the studio using gels, gobos and other related techniques. 

You will learn:

  • Basic colour theory 
  • Safe studio practice 
  • How to set up coloured gelled lighting for background lights, accent lighting and key lighting.  
  • Camera settings for gobo set-ups and long exposure examples


How I'll learn

You will learn during practical sessions to allow experiements. 


Entry Requirements

Bring cameras that have different shooting modes (including Manual mode) and preferably interchangeable lenses. A hot-shoe connection for flash triggers will be needed.  


Bring a packed lunch and refreshments 


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course