1 day Studio Lighting Workshop; Still Life

  • April 14, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Well this Still Life workshop is proving more popular than i thought and is now selling out each time. Its great that people are interested in really learning how to light in the studio.

The next one is now scheduled for Sunday April 14th. Its a full day and costs just £79. Book your place now.

Comments from my last Still Life workshop.

“I learned a great deal. I now have the confidence to try out my flash and reflectors”

“Practical useful advice - wish I had done it years ago”

“Excellent tuition, plenty of practice using various lighting techniques, and some great professional tricks of the trade “


My still life workshops differ from most other photography meetups.

You will not find the subject and the lighting already set up for you to then just snap away. Here you produce great pictures all by yourself – with my expert guidance of course. Nor will you be in a large group fighting for your 5 minute slot. There is a maximum of 5 photographers and as the workshop lasts for 6 hours, plenty of time for me to teach and demonstrate and for you to practice.

I will show you how to light and experiment with colour, composition and texture. Create mood with hard and diffuse lights, mix tungsten and flash, and many other lighting techniques. 
There will be two still life set ups in the studio for you to work on and everything will be arranged and lit by you.

This workshop is ideal for those with no studio experience or those who have previously shot in a studio but who now want to actually learn how to light for themselves. Arranging and photographing inanimate objects is the ideal way to learn how to compose and light in the studio without the pressures or restraints of dealing with a model. Though what you learn here can later be applied to all manner of subjects.

This is an intensive workshop for just 5 photographers on Sunday April 14th from 10.30 – 4.30. The cost is £79 each which includes lunch !
Workshops take place at my Shoreditch studio by Old Street station. You will need an SLR or similar camera with a standard hot shoe and a tripod if you have one (I have a spare if needed). Bring a notebook too !

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  • dkayuk

    Very enlightening!

    April 15, 2013

  • Darren

    Great day, learnt plenty and workshop didn't seem rushed. We all had time to participate and ask questions. Already signed up for another course!

    April 15, 2013

  • dkayuk

    And for once, TFL is playing ball!! Old Street station is open. Martin, I will be bring my tripod as requested. Since I'm also attending the workshop on the next day, will it possible to leave it there overnight? It would save me having to carry it with me to work on Monday etc etc.

    April 13, 2013

    • martin

      No problem to leave things here. See you tomorrow

      April 13, 2013

  • dkayuk

    Martin, I'm interested in producing food images, mostly for stock libraries. Perhaps not so much artistic but that will show food at its best. Is this the kind of thing you are covering?

    April 12, 2013

    • martin

      If you want to take food pictures that sell and give a worthwhile return for the investment then you probably need cheap accessible things that dont take long to set up and are in big demand; cupcakes perhaps, still lifes of fruit or vegetables, always photographed in very simple clean ways. Things that can be used in a wide variety of articles. That is the key - wide appeal. A lovely photo of a coq au vin can only be sold to illustrate a coq au vin. A photo of a bunch of carrots can be used for a heath article, a vegetarian article, an article about eyesight... It has so many more potential markets. Really - that is the key to selling in libraries - having pictures that appeal to a variety of markets.

      April 12, 2013

    • martin

      If you want to learn about photographic techniques that can be used for food then do my still life workshop. If you want to learn about selling pictures through a library then do my (this one is sold out, another to be announced) travel photography workshop - seriously ! - which reveals what sells in libraries and why.

      April 12, 2013

  • Emma S.

    Hi Martin, Will daylight lighting be covered or is this purely studio lighting?

    April 10, 2013

    • martin

      It is studio lighting but I will talk about shooting in daylight and showing ways of imitating daylight in the studio

      April 10, 2013

  • Gill

    I'm keen on this one if you do it again in May or June.

    March 21, 2013

  • Darren

    Looking forward to this!

    March 20, 2013

  • Mike G.

    Martin, I'm very keen on this sort of thing, but apart from the session next week, I'm really out of action until sometime in May. Best wishes, Mike Georges

    March 20, 2013

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