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Introduction to Studio Lighting

  • Aug 28, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This workshops will cover basic studio lighting techniques and terminology so you will have a basic understanding of how to use studio lighting.  The evening will be broken into two areas; theory and a practical session.

We will cover:

The basic properties of light:

Colour, hard and soft lighting

High and low key lighting

Use of different types of light modifiers (soft-boxes, snoots, reflectors, barn doors.)

We will look at the camera in relation to studio lighting, specifically:

Shutter Sync Speed



White Balance

For the practice session we will look at a basic one light set up, then a more advanced two light set up and we'll work on high and low-key lighting with our model.

The workshops are approximately 3 hours in duration and will include theory as well as practical shooting.

Our Kit:

We will be using 2 Bowen Monolights as well as light modifiers to experiment with. We have all of the equipment you will need so don't worry about flash triggers, just bring your camera.

What you will need:

An SLR or similar camera with standard hot-shoe. We can only provide a Sony adapter) if you have another type you'll need to provide your own adapter.

A suitable lens

We're shooting in a relatively small space, so while any standard lens will work; a 35mm, 17-55 or a 24-70mm lens will probably be best.

A clean memory card

The model will be expecting to take away a copy of your images at the end of the session. You will need to shoot Jpeg or Raw with Jpeg.  Please come with clean memory cards so we can download the images quickly.

It will be helpful if you have a basic understanding of how your camera works. You need to be able to:

Change the ISO

Change the white balance

Change the shutter speed

Change the aperture

Have a look in your manual if you're unsure, and bring it with you if necessary.

There has been a problem with the elevator, so take the stairs right next to the elevator just past the Pan Man.  Ask staff if necessary.

Check the refund policy and if you need to cancel your place, change your rsvp on the website so it can be filled by another member.

There is no waiting list for the event.


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  • Daniella s.

    Hi everyone, I unable to make tonight's meet up please contact Alex in regard to taking my place

    August 28, 2013

  • Blair

    I'm now not going to be able to attend this workshop tonight due to family issues. Apologies for the late notice but if anyone one wants to take my spot, feel free to agree it with Alex and use the spot. It would be a shame not to see the spot used on this interesting workshop.

    August 28, 2013

    • Alex L.

      Sorry Blair, we'll need to change your rsvp and give the membership a chance to pick it up. Hope all is well...

      August 28, 2013

    • Blair

      Sorry I couldn't let you know sooner Alex, but my family issue only came up this morning. I will be there Saturday though for the Photoshop Workshop which I'm really looking forward to.

      August 28, 2013

  • Chantel77

    Would also really love to come! Please let me know if any spaces come up. Chantel

    August 21, 2013

  • Chris F.

    This filled up super quick! If any spaces become available please let me know, I really wanna go.

    August 20, 2013

    • sohail a.

      Does it not say there is another in September

      August 21, 2013

  • sohail a.

    Hi Alex,

    Please can you let me know if this is the only date this will be offered?, as I maybe pushed for time getting there.

    The banner does state to Tuesday September.

    Many Thanks


    August 20, 2013

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  • Alex L.
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  • Jean C.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
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