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Introduction to Studio Lighting

  • Oct 1, 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

• Aperture


• 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

Any standard lens will work; 35 or 50mm, 17-55 or a 24-70 or 70-200.

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.

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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  • DannyG

    It was helpful but would have been even more so if we had got the chance to set up the lights ourselves.

    October 6, 2013

  • vijay

    Enjoyed the shoot... sharing a few pics

    October 2, 2013

  • Ana

    Hi there!! This will be my first workshop with this group and i am looking forward to it!!! I was just wondering whether anyone would have a spare hot-shoe i could borrow for the session... Mine is missing... I have ordered a new one but i am unsure as to whether i will receive a new one on time... I have a canon camera...

    September 30, 2013

    • Alex L.

      Hi Ana, don't worry, we'll provide everything you need tonight, just bring your camera. See you there.

      October 1, 2013

    • Ana

      Thank you so much Alex!!

      October 1, 2013

  • Barbara

    I hope to come to the next one

    September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to do both this session and the portrait lighting the following week, so please let me know if you cannot make it. :)

    September 22, 2013

    • erica p.

      Hi Lauren

      September 23, 2013

    • erica p.

      I am planning to go. Erics

      September 23, 2013

  • erica p.

    Hi Alex I'm having trouble paying online. I'm keen to come as I just missed out on the last one. Can l pay you on the day? Erica

    September 19, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 3 day(s) before the Meetup

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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