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Introduction to Studio Photography

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 ***


Kim Lucas


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.

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  • Shabs W.

    Great event very insightful, learnt a lot!

    May 27, 2014

  • Brian K

    Thanks Lee and Dwaine and for another fantastic Lens of Croydon session it's going from strength to strength in terms of quality and content. And of course Kim thank you for your wonderful directions you have given me a lot to think about before I press the camera button.

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • Deborah

    This was a great workshop, I learned so much. A friendly group, great to work/learn with. Thanks so much Lee and Kim for putting this together x!

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Annette

    Thanks to both Lee and Kim for presenting yet again another worthwhile workshop. It was very informative, well-paced, hands-on and fun. Great to see faces old and new alike and look forward to doing so again in the near future. Sorry we missed you today Sandy, I know you would have enjoyed it so much! Tc

    3 · April 27, 2014

  • Julia

    I'm very interested in this meet up but unfortunately have other commitments, will be there be any chance of a repeat?

    1 · April 26, 2014

    • Lee

      Hi Julia,

      We hope to run it again late on during the year however you might want to try one of our studio shoots which will all be run with support and guidance for those that need it.

      There will be some addition studio sessions added this week, thee will take place at different times throughout the summer.

      April 26, 2014

  • Paul

    Let me know if you need any assistants... be happy to help.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Neil J.

    How much will it cost Lee? Do you need any kit bringing? I've got supports and stands if you think they'd be handy.

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • Lee

      Thanks for your offer of support Neil but we have everything that we need for this session.

      The cost of the training will be £65 for the day. Once I have put up the full details I will allow people to RSVP.

      February 5, 2014

  • Sandy J.

    Yes Lee, I would be interested in this course.

    February 3, 2014

  • Kukku H.

    Great Lee I have always wanted something like this. Good you started it. I will definitely come.

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic. I am looking forward to it

    1 · February 2, 2014

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