Milton Keynes - 20th September 2020

What you will learn

How to harness the enormous potential of natural light in a variety of portrait settings
A range of techniques to expand your skill set and enable you to explore your creativity
To take control of ambient light and become a more confident, adaptable and successful portrait photographer.

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.

  • Refreshments on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Classroom tuition from an award-winning trainer
  • Hands-on practical shoot time to practise and embed your learning
  • A professional model experienced in the genre
  • Comprehensive course notes

You will need an interchangeable lens camera that can shoot in manual and has a standard hot shoe.

We suggest bringing lenses that cover the following focal lengths, don't worry if you don't have these you can complete the course with a standard kit lens.

Full Frame Sensors. 24mm - 200mm

APS 1.5 Crop 18mm - 150mm

MFT 2x Crop 14mm - 100mm

This is an intermediate level course.

You should be familiar with your camera controls and be able to shoot in manual exposure mode. Manual focussing is not required. 

I've been on several of Andrews courses, workshops and trips and have to say they have all been superb.. His training style is relaxed and informal, reaching all levels of expertise  in the one course whether you are a beginner or an accomplished photographer you will always learn something from him. . the courses I have been on have given me ample shooting time (its not all classroom work and watching the trainer do all the shooting - as some trainers do) . Andrew is on-hand to help you out if required whilst you are shooting . If you are looking for a great trainer I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andrew  and any of his many courses.. I intend booking on  more workshops in the future. Howard Ashton-Jones


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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 the court.  Additional on-street parking is available in Mounthill Avenue opposite.


  • Natural Light Portrait Photography
    September 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Standard Ticketshow details + £199.00 (GBP)