The Workshop

Learn how to set up your studio lighting in a way which enables you to really unleash your creativity. This one-day, hands-on workshop is aimed at those who are already familiar with studio lighting. It builds on our 'Essentials' course; if you missed it but feel fairly confident with your lighting skills, the day begins with a quick review of the topics covered previously before launching into working with multi-light setups, gels, beauty lighting and much more.
You will learn how to capture images like these:

From our last Beyond the Basics workshop:


This workshop is aimed at those who are familiar with studio lighting. There is a quick review of the topics covered in part one to make sure everyone is up to speed.

Equipment used in this workshop includes:

  • Softboxes
  • Stripbox
  • Beauty Dishes
  • Gels



  • 10:00 Welcome refreshments
  • 10:15 Classroom Session
  • 11:30 Break
  • 11.45 Practical: Portraits with a beauty dish and with and without accent and fill lights
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Practical: Shooting beauty headshots with the window of light
  • 14:30 Practical: Shooting  white on white
  • 15:15 Practical: Shooting  black on black
  • 16:00 Practical: Working with gels
  • 16:45 Revue of  day
  • 17:00 End

Times are approximate and subject to change

The Location

The workshop takes place at the Square 1 Studio, less than 20 minutes from the M25 between Reigate and Gatwick.

The Gear

You will need a DSLR or CSC camera plus suitable lenses. we recommend lenses that will cover 24 - 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

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Leigh, Surrey, RH2 8PA


Set in a rural location near Dorking in Surrey, the Studio comprises of a main floor area with infinity cove, various backdrops & client lounge gallery overlooking.

Separate Make Up & Wardrobe room, separate kitchen & independent toilet facilities are within the building.

Studio 2 comprises of alternative backgrounds & can be used as a Green Screen suite. It also forms the facility for additional backdrops & Set Builds.

Ample parking outside the Studio allows for easy access for clients & production vehicles & the grounds also allow for outside photography & filming.

  • May 19, 2018
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm