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Introduction to Studio Lighting

  • Nov 6, 2012 · 6:00 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 adaptor) if you have another type you'll need to bring your own adaptor as we do not supply these.

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 so please come with clean memory cards so we can download the images quickly.

It would also help if you had some ideas about the type of photographs you would like to come away with, so have a look through magazines, newspapers etc and bring some pictures with you that you like for inspiration.

You are expected to 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

It is helpful if you know how to change these settings so 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 any events.

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  • Mario Fernández P.

    I enjoyed to be part of it! Good lecture. Learnt some useful tricks for the next time I hire a studio. I will know a bit more what I am doing.

    November 7, 2012

  • Grace L.

    Hi Alex, which is the closest tube station to get off at?

    November 5, 2012

  • Joel K.

    I would like to join this!!

    November 1, 2012

    • Alex L.

      Hi Joel this one is full but we may put on another in a couple of weeks as it looks like there is interest. Watch this space...!

      November 1, 2012

  • J. D. E.

    Please put me on the waiting list, if there's one. Thanks.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Alex, if anyone drops out plz let me know..i would love to come for this one, cheers, kumar.

    October 23, 2012

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