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Studio Lighting Workshop

  • Dec 6, 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 for both beginner and experienced photographers who want to master the art of studio lighting. In order to develop our ability to control light, we need to understand the basic principles of light, its different qualities and its behaviour. Most important, we need to learn to see light and to recognise the effects of the different changes we make to our light setup.

(1 studio light)

We will cover the basic approaches to studio lighting, how to set up, the different effects of the various light modifiers including soft box, beauty dish, reflector,  white and black flats and grids. Each photographer will be given their own trigger to control the studio lights. A professional model will be booked to give us an opportunity to practice the various principles.

(1 studio light)

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 the gorgeous Jessica:

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

michael [masked]



Testimonials from workshop participants:

"Easily the best (money) I have spent on photography in a long time.” Perry

"It was an excellent workshop. enjoyed every part of it and highly recommend” Reid

"Excellent class. Learnt a lot” Julian

"It's an amazing experience, I am impressed.” Amanda

"Excellent workshop.....Learnt heaps! Great model...professional and beautiful...(inside and out). Thanks Michael :-)”  Yolanda

"Great workshop Michael!. Learnt a lot about how to use light effectively!. Looking forward to the next one!” Sharjeel

"Great workshop. Lots of fun plus learnt lots about lighting.” Ashley

"Thanks Michael, for another awesome workshop. Love how you seem to invite people to share your creative process in a really organic way. Inspiring way to learn :-)” Ben

"First session with Michael. He provides a great learning environment sharing with us his experience through a combination of education and practical tuition. To top it off he provided a wonderful tapestry to work with in our model Jade.” Paul

"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:)” Sai

"Thanks Michael, Sam and everyone else who contributed to the day.. I feel like I learnt lots again, and the free flow of ideas and information was, once again, invaluable. It was nice having Sam shed some more light on things from a model's perspective, and I can already feel myself looking at scenes, and thinking about how I might make good use of the (lighting) resources available to me.” David

"as a workshop "virgin" I was impressed with every aspect of it and enjoyed it a lot , plus I got a lot out of it...currently working on some shots to upload that I was really happy with...many thanks to Michael , Ebony .....Nice meeting all of you - look forward to seeing you at more workshops” warwick

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  • Andrew

    The studio lighting workshop is easily one of the best workshop's I've attended. Michael's enthusiasm, and his ability to enlighten (pun intended) us with complex ideas by clear demonstrations makes this workshop a must.

    1 · December 7, 2014

    • Michael T.

      Thank you for the compliment Andrew. Glad you found it valuable, i'm looking forward to watching your photography develop. :-)

      December 8, 2014

    • Andrew

      I noticed you've got a few testimonials, so I thought I'd write one :)

      December 8, 2014

  • Michael T.

    Thank you everyone for a successful lighting workshop. i hope that you all found it useful and i look forward to seeing your work

    December 8, 2014

  • Ian

    Thanks Michael and Jess.
    Enjoyable workshop.

    1 · December 7, 2014

  • Rafsta

    Thanks Michael for the wonderful workshop and Jess the beautiful model who was really professional :)

    1 · December 7, 2014

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