Our one day Introduction to Studio Photography course will provide you with practical skills so that you become competent in working within a studio environment. The topics covered in the course include:
* Operation of studio lights and setting up your camera to work with them
* Using a light meter to calculate exposures
* Light modifiers and accessories, including softbox, beauty dish and reflector
* Creating or reducing shadow with reflectors and polyboards
* Lighting the background
* Lighting set ups with one, two, three and four lights
* Main, fill, butterfly, clamshell, broad & short lighting
* Choosing the correct lighting for your subject
* High key and low key lighting set ups
* Separating the subject from the background with rim lighting
* Lighting hair
* Creative lighting including narrow depth of field and using movement
* Studio portraiture techniques and posing, plus beauty lighting
* Recreating studio shots based on the lighting used in magazines
As this is a hands on course there will be lots of opportunity for you to shoot during the workshop and you are welcome to use the images in your portfolio.
The workshop is run by a Kim Lucas, a professional photographer and supported by both a male & female model.
The last two hours of the day will be specifically dedicated to working with the models to ensure that each participant leaves with some strong images using the techniques learned throughout the day.
All lighting equipment will be supplied by LofC.
You will need a digital SLR camera with manual mode and ideally know how to set the ISO, aperture and shutter speed on your camera.
*** Light refreshments will be provided ***
I have worked as a freelance advertising photographer for over 30 years, working with many large international companies, advertising agencies, design groups, magazines and book publishers primarily shooting luxury products such as watches, jewellery and perfumes. I have photographed everything from a diamond to a car, a bread roll to 300 people.
It was 6 years ago that I started teaching photography part time and that got me excited about my own personal work. It has rejuvenated my love of photography and allowed me to express my creativity and vision without client and product constraints.
I like to examine the common placed, the things we pass by each day, the things we take for granted, and to stop and focus on the beauty that exists in these things. The Shape, form, texture and colour of our environment excites me and I try to bring my own personal vision to all of my photographs.