Many people prefer studio lighting to natural light simply because they have the power to control it. They know that they can increase or reduce the power at will and manipulate the light source with modifiers. Whilst studio flash certainly has its applications, mastering natural light offers you endless new creative possibilities, so why not learn to take advantage of it? This course teaches you to how to control natural light. It gives you the tools you need to harness this amazing free resource, enabling you to react quickly and effectively to changing ambient conditions.

In the first part of this one day workshop, you will learn how to shoot beautiful portraits using only window light. All aspects are covered: where to position your sitter; the dramatic effects of changing the distance between your subject and the light source; the most effective use of reflectors including how, when and where to position them to achieve the most natural results. At the end of the portrait session, you will be able to craft images like these by controlling window light and using it to your advantage.

In the second part of the workshop, you will carry through the skills you have learnt as we move from portrait to tasteful, boudoir-inspired shots. Learn to use natural light in a bedroom setting and shoot a range of styles from sensual to sassy.

If you are keen to improve your natural light results or just really want to break out of the studio and add a new dimension to your photography, this workshop is for you.

For this workshop you should be familiar with your camera controls, you will need an interchangeable lens camera with a selection of lenses. Our suggestions are below. These are only suggestions, if you do not have them you will still be able to complete the workshop.

  • Full Frame DSLR: 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm & 85mm primes
  • APSC 18-50mmm 50-150mm, 35mm & 50mm primes
  • MFT 12-35mm, 35-100mm, 25mm and 42.5mm primes

The model for this workshop is Georgia Annable

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Venue Phone: 01908 410092

Venue Website:

5 Furtho Court, Towcester Road, Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK19 6AN, UK


Saracen House Studio

We’re Milton Keynes’ premier photographic studio facility for hire to photographers, whether amateur or professional.

For those visiting by car, Old Stratford is just off the main A5 dual carriageway that runs from the North to South of Milton Keynes.  We have plenty of private parking in our courtyard right outside the studio entrance.

From the A5 roundabout, head into Old Stratford, on Towcester Road, past the Hyundai Dealer on your left.

Furtho Court is located on the left hand side between Cedar Close and Wharf Close and is opposite Mounthill Avenue.

Upon entering Furtho Court, please park only in the reserved bays for Saracen House, which are situated to the rear of court.  Additional on-street parking is available in Mounthill Avenue opposite.


  • March 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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