At Saracen House Studio, we're proud to work with renowned photographer and trainer, Andrew Appleton to provide first class photography training in Milton Keynes. Our range of workshops, tuition and photography days offer knowledge on a wide range of topics.
Want to get to grips with studio lighting but not sure where to start? Mastering Studio Lighting, the Essentials will quickly get you up and running with the basics of studio lighting. The format of the course is a step-by-step, hands-on workshop, classroom session and practical photo shoots. As well as demystifying the technical aspects of studio photography, we also give you tips on building a rapport with your subject.
There’s no smoke and mirrors to our workshops and we avoid the ‘copy what I do’ approach. You want new lighting skills to help you create stunning images. That is exactly what we deliver on this course. And we limit numbers to 8 photographers. That means you will get the time and attention you need to make the most of the day.
We start with studio flash, looking at shutter sync speeds, the best method of triggering flash units, the effects that different modifiers have, how light-to-subject distance affects the light quality and some classic lighting set-ups. We also cover how to choose the right lens and the best angle and height for different shots, not forgetting how to use reflectors and flags to both add and remove light.
What we study during the day only requires one light, meaning that you can go away and practise with very limited equipment. After this one-day workshop, you should have the skills and confidence to achieve a variety of different moods and effects in the studio, whether your subject is a client or an experienced model.
Students are encouraged to submit work for critique after the workshop. Refreshments are provided including a light lunch, please advise us in advance of any special dietary requirements.
We know that getting your head around studio lighting can't be done in a day, so we've built this Essentials Course in three easy to manage events, each one building on the last to expand your understanding of how to master working with studio lighting.
You can pick and choose the elements you'd like to come to, or book all three for a discounted price of just £250.
Find out more about parts two and three here:
Location: Saracen House Studio
Date: Saturday 29th February 2020
Time: 12am to 5pm
Knowledge Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Digital SLR or full manual mirrorless camera of any make
We recommend a lens that covers 35mm to 150mm on a full frame sensor, but bring your kit bag
Pen and Notepad
Images taken on workshops are intended for training use only. Whilst you may use images taken as part of your portfolio, you should make note that such images have been taken, under instruction, on a workshop.
No commercial use of images is possible.
Images used on this page have been provided by the model and/or photographer and are copyright their respective owners.
Bookings are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.
All bookings are subject to our usual terms and conditions which can be found here.