Location : The Works Studio, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. PE27 5PB Time: 10am – 5pm Price: £95 inc buffet lunch. Model Amber Tutton.
A thorough understanding of light and its application is key to creating the best images in the studio. Our workshop will demonstrate how studio lighting and space can be used to give you total control of your image. Much of what you will learn will also be of great benefit use on location or non-studio shoots.
Aimed at both professional and keen amateur photographers, We will teach you many of the techniques of studio lighting, including hard light, soft light, key light, fill light, kickers and backlights; giving you the knowledge to be able to create images of all styles. You will learn how to control contrast, and how to illuminate the foreground and background separately, we will show you how to use reflectors and flats.
We limit our workshops to a maximum of six people so every photographer will get ampleopportunity to practice the techniques on the day. Whilst you don’t need the latest digital SLR to attend the course we recommend participants have a DSLR the absolute minimum you will need is a high end compact with a hot shoe that will take one of our radio flash triggers.
The format for the day is: Arrive at 9:30 so everyone can meet and have a cup of tea or coffee, ready to start at 10:00
The first session is devoted to the technical stuff, f-stops, focal lengths, depth of field, shutter speeds in the context of studio flash, the inverse square law and how if effects studio lighting, lighting ratios and white balance. At the end of this session we will move in to the studio and look at the more practical aspects of the equipment; seeing how different lights produce different types of light, and when coupled with modifiers, different effects. We will also look at the how to use reflectors and polystyrene flats as reflectors and baffles to stop light and create shadow. We will have a model on hand to allow us to visualise the effects during this session photographers will have ample opportunity to try out different setups. After this session we will break for lunch in our bar, allowing people to chat and discuss the mornings work. Lunch is follow by an afternoon of practical work in the studio with a model.
If you are interested in attending our lighting course please email Martyn