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Mastering Studio Lighting Workshop with Andrew Appleton Photo Training at Saracen House Studio in Milton Keynes


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.

Mastering Studio Lighting Workshop with Appleton Photo Trainign at Saracen House Studio MIlton Keynes
Mastering Studio Lighting Workshop with Appleton Photo Trainign at Saracen House Studio MIlton Keynes
Mastering Studio Lighting Workshop with Appleton Photo Trainign at Saracen House Studio MIlton Keynes

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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.

Mastering Studio Lighting Workshop with Appleton Photo Trainign at Saracen House Studio MIlton Keynes

Learn Studio Lighting in Three Easy Parts

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:

21st March 2020 Mastering Studio Lighting - Beyond the Basics

18th April 2020 Mastering Studio Lighting - Getting Creative

Mastering Studio Lighting
The Essentials
Course Information

Location:  Saracen House Studio
Date:   Saturday 29th February 2020
Time:  12am to 5pm
Knowledge Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Tea & Coffee
Classroom tuition from an award-winning trainer
Hands-on practical shoot time to practice and embed your learning
A professional model
Comprehensive course notes


You will need a camera with interchangeable lenses that has standard hot shoe and can shoot in RAW file format. If you have an early Sony or Minolta DSLR please advise us in advance in order for us to provide a hot shoe adaptor.

We suggest bringing lenses that cover the following focal lengths, don't worry if you don't have these as you can complete the course with a standard kit lens.

Full Frame Sensors. 24mm - 200mm
APSC 1.5 Crop 18mm - 150mm
MFT 2x Crop 14mm - 100mm
Memory Card
Pen and Notepad

Price:  £99

Discounts available for members of Guild of Photographers & SWPP
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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.

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