Light and Studio Lighting Workshop

  • Jul 5, 2014 · 2:00 PM

Light is the main element in any photograph. The first thing that we should consider when taking a photograph before subject, location, pose, expression... is light. This is true whether we are photographing people, landscapes, buildings, still life or anything at all. Our ability to see light, whether it be studio strobes or the sun, is the key to understanding lighting. When we can see the nuances of light we can manipulate and shape it to get the light we want. Our mastery of light will determine the quality of the images we can produce.

(1 studio light)

This workshop is aimed toward beginners who want to learn to add that magical element to their images. The most important thing with light is to build our ability to control it, beginning from the the most simple one light set ups and then adding additional light sources. We need to understand the basic principles of light, its different qualities and its behaviour.

(natural light)

We will begin by exploring natural light and controlling it by reflecting, diffusing, blocking it out etc. We will then apply these principles to a studio situation with simple one light set ups with a reflector/ block out. We will also learn how to control our exposure in the camera for the lighting, balancing ambient light and flash light to create the quality of image we are after. Each photographer will be given a trigger to control the studio lights.  A model will be booked to give us an opportunity to practice the various principles.

(1 studio light)

(1 speed light)

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to create these basic lighting set ups to produce professional looking results anywhere using just an off camera flash and 5in1 reflector.

What to bring:

• DSLR or any camera with a hot-shoe attachment (Canon and Nikon cameras have hot-shoe attachments, some brands of DSLR use their own size, but adapters can be bought very cheaply)

• empty memory card and preferably a spare

• charged battery

Our model for this workshop will be Sam @ Vertueux Management. She is an incredible model with a lot of professional experience.

Contact me if you have and questions or suggestions :-)

michael [masked]

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  • Joe

    Good group of people. The workshop was very informative. Sam Frew was great as was Michael. Many thanks! Cheers

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • michael: t.

    Another successful workshop and a fantastic group of people!

    July 8, 2014

  • Joe

    great workshop

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • Sai

    It was a good introduction of how lighting can impact the overall look and communication of photos. Great insight about how to work with models and how promote your own works. It was fun. Thank you:)

    2 · July 6, 2014

    • michael: t.

      Thanks Sai. I'm looking forward to seeing your photography develop.

      July 6, 2014

  • Peter M.

    Great workshop and Michael Teo and model Sam Frew were so very helpfulness friendly...

    2 · July 5, 2014

  • Peter M.

    Well, looking forward to this indeed - is it okay if i being 4 lenses, 50mm, 100mm Macro,[masked]mm and[masked]mm? Do I need to bring remote timer and tripod?

    July 3, 2014

    • michael: t.

      You are welcome to bring as many lenses as you think you'll need. You probably won't need a remote timer or tripod. See you there :-)

      1 · July 4, 2014

  • Alex F.

    unable to make this one, but keen on attending in the near future.

    July 2, 2014

  • Roger B.

    My mistake, just noticed that the next is on August 2.

    June 29, 2014

    • michael: t.

      Hey Roger, i hope to see you on 2nd August :-)

      June 30, 2014

  • Roger B.


    I cannot attend the July 5 workshop, do you have one on July 12 or 19?


    June 29, 2014

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