The Workshop

An intensive one day workshop aimed at those who would like to learn and develop their knowledge of studio lighting. Mastering Studio Lighting, the Essentials will get you up and running on the basics of studio lighting. The format of the course is a hands-on workshop with classroom sessions in the morning and practical photo shoots in the afternoon. As well as covering the technical aspects of studio photography we also explore how to interact with your subject(s) to get the best images.

We start with studio flash, looking at shutter sync speeds, the best method of triggering flash units, the effects that different modifiers have, how light to subject distance affects the light quality and some classic lighting set-ups. We also cover how to choose the right lens and the best angle and height for different shots and how to use reflectors and flags to both add and remove light.

The majority of what we study during the day only requires one light meaning that you can go away and practice with very limited equipment. After this one day workshop you should be able to confidently work with both clients and experienced models in a photographic studio and achieve a variety of different moods and effects.

Shoot 1: Learning how size of light source relative to your subject, positioning of your subject relative to your subject and the inverse square law helps shape face and control contrast.

Shoot 2: Learning portrait lighting patterns, butterfly.paramount, broad, short including loop, closed loop and Rembrandt.

Shoot 3: Shooting full length white outfit against a white background and creating separation.

Shoot 4. Shooting full length black outfit against a black background and creating separation.

Please note this is a skills workshop aimed at teaching understanding of light. We also run styles workshops: Boudoir, Hollywood Portraits, Art Nude, Beauty and Fashion, Dance, Pin-up.

Studio

The Location

The workshop takes place at Saracen House Studio, Milton Keynes.

The Event

The workshop runs between 11am - 5pm. At Saracen House Studio, Milton Keynes. The cost of the workshop is £149 per person. And is limited to a maximum of 8 photographers. Members of the Guild of Photographers qualify for a 12% discount on this workshop via a discount code. For information please contact steve@andrewappleton.com

The Gear

You will need a DSLR or CSC camera plus suitable lenses. we recommend lenses that will cover 18 - 150mm on a full frame sensor, but please bring along your kit bag, and a notepad and pen. Please let us know if you are a Sony user. If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact steve@andrewappleton.com

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01908 410092

Venue Website:

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

Description:

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.

 

  • January 27, 2018
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm