A full day of amazing make-up, funky lighting, sparkles, gels and things that make you go.......

Three things you will learn:

Three ways to give your studio shots impact with innovative styling and exciting lighting   

A range of creative lighting patterns and techniques to revitalise your studio photography

How to spark your artistic fire - choosing a creative team that will inspire you

Studio Wow!

You see a stunning studio shot and do a double-take. Why? What is it that got you so excited? If you cast your mind back, you’ll find that it was a number of elements combining to create that perfect storm of an image. You can learn how to do just that - and take some head-turning pictures of your own on the day. Our Studio Wow! hands-on workshop gets you involved in the process of creating and shooting a model in three amazing styles.

The Melting Pot of Creativity

At last! The one-day course that draws everything together and stirs it up.

Great subject. Innovative styling. Creative lighting.

One experienced model, one professional MUA/stylist and one award-winning trainer with a wealth of experience in lighting and camera technique. Three differently styled sets are explored, explained and revealed to you by experts in their field. All this in a state-of-the-art studio environment.

Your MUA/Stylist for the day will talk to you about where she draws inspiration from and how she works with the model to bring ideas to life. It’s not always just about hair and make-up. What will the model be wearing? Will there be props/accessories to source or make? What is the relationship between the model and the setting/backdrop? The model’s part in all this is critical too; she has the job of interpreting the concept through her range of expressions, poses and attitudes; she will explain how she sees her role in the creative process. You will take away with you all the tips you need to choose a creative team of your own, people you can work with and who can spark your imagination.

The Magic of Light

Remember. In the studio, you are the Light Master! Andrew, your trainer, doesn’t stint when it comes to showing you everything he knows about manipulating this beautiful and versatile resource. For each set, he explains the principles, the techniques and the practicalities of setting up the lighting and how it can create and change the mood of a shot. You are invited to get involved in the set-up process, as well as having plenty of time directing and shooting the model for yourself.

You will learn a range of creative lighting patterns. By the end of the day you will know:

  • how to work with a variety of different studio lighting modifiers
  • how to mix speed lights, studio flash and LED lights together
  • how to project patterns
  • how to mix blur with frozen action
  • How to master the art of multiple exposure
  • How to use gels
  • And the permutations are almost endless.

The Finishing Touches

Between sets, Andrew will show you how he retouches an image to add the final Wow! factor. He will focus on skin, eyes and hair, offering post production tips and tricks that you can use on your own images.

To be honest, we are asking ourselves why we haven’t we run this course before. Because it’s going to be pretty exciting.


  • 10am Introductions and run through the gear we will use.
  • 11am Shoot one
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Shoot two
  • 15:00 Retouching
  • 15:30 Shoot 3
  • 17:00 Finish

You will need your camera plus lenses that cover 24mm to 200mm on a full frame or equivalent on APS or MFT (See below)

APSc 18-150mm

MFT 12-100mm

If you have an early Sony with the Minolta style hotshoe please advise us before the course.


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.


  • Studio Wow!: The Next Step in Creative Photography
    January 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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