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Flash and Lighting

The Lighting Studio

  • Days: 1

Course Details

On this workshop we explain and show a wide range of lighting techniques, plus the accompanying technical skills, that enable repeatable and enjoyable results to be achieved when photographing people.

It is ideal both for those starting out with studio lighting, those simply wanting a recap, or the pro, offering a refresh and some new ideas.

Some key areas covered include:

  • Understanding studio flash.
  • Camera settings for studio lighting.
  • Using a light meter for simple and advanced studio lighting arrangements.
  • Real world practical guide to using reflectors, umbrellas, soft-boxes and other common accessories for people photography.
  • Practical lighting arrangements for repeatability.
  • Working in and around a home or small studio/office environment.
  • Capturing the head shot to full length images.
  • Solutions to common people’s lighting needs, such as photographing people wearing glasses and dealing with various body and face shapes.
  • Posing & composition tips.
  • Creating clean white backgrounds.
  • Working with the ‘natural’ backdrop.
  • Creating ‘the quick’ backdrop solution.
  • Numerous ‘genre' styles including lighting for portraits, groups and fashion imagery.
  • Practical shooting sessions to cement the techniques and skills on the day.

Course Notes Supplied.


John Clements

John Clements

As a pro photographer, his client list includes those from the corporate world, well known people, to the Great British public. 

He has photographed across a wide genre of people and non people photography. 

In addition, formerly Nikon UK’s ‘Advisor Of Photography’ for a number of years, a respected and privileged position, he continues to work in a consultancy capacity with a number of imaging companies. 

Author of over a dozen books, John has also widely written and road tested equipment for a significant number of photo magazines through the years.

A very experienced presenter, combining this vast technical knowledge and shooting experience, his workshop and seminar presentations excite people, with its clear, concise, motivational, and very approachable style.

Can’t make this course? It is also available on these dates: