If you have yet to master studio lighting, perhaps your struggling to get to grips with it or perhaps you’re entirely new to the genre, then this one-day 1-2-1 Introduction To Studio Lighting Course based in Stilton, Peterborough will help you to learn and improve your photography.
Studio photography doesn’t need to be expensive and you don’t need to own a spare room full of fancy gear to do it. We’ll talk through all the equipment we own and show the difference between all of the different modifiers we use, allowing you to decide which works best for you before purchasing any additional equipment.
Things You Will Learn On This Workshop:
- What different lighting modifiers do and how and when we use them.
- The different qualities of light. Hard v Soft light.
- Where to place your lights, how far away from the subject they should be and how this impacts your images.
- The falloff of light and how to change background colours using only light.
- The 5 most used lighting patterns used by photographers to sculpt the face.
- How to setup your lights and trigger them wirelessly.
Do I Need To Contact You Prior To Booking?
No, please feel free to secure your date using the calendar on this page. Of course, should you wish to talk to us first, then do not hesitate to get in contact.
What Happens After I Book
If we haven’t spoken prior then Paul will contact you with all the information you’ll need for your Introduction To Studio Lighting course.
Your Skills, Experience & Equipment
This is a beginners course and as such, no skills are required to attend this course. The only equipment you will need to bring with you is your camera and lenses.
Can You Provide A Model To Practice Portraits On?
We certainly can. We have connections to lots of local models who we work frequently with. There is a one-off fee of £57.00 for us to organise a model. This is the fee they charge, we make no profit on this.
I Don’t Own A Camera Yet, Can I Borrow One?
Yes no problem, we have a Canon 5D MKIII and various lenses available to loan for the day. There is no additional fee for this, we will just ask you to sign something that says if you break it, you agree to pay to get it fixed.
Training Start Time
This course will start at 9am unless agreed otherwise prior to booking. We’ll run until finished but they usually last around 6 hours long.
This course will take place at our home studio in Stilton, Peterborough unless agreed otherwise prior to booking. The full address will be provided upon booking.
What Is The Refund Policy?
The fee you pay secures your chosen date and is only refundable up to 30 days prior to your booked training date. If your booked training date falls within the next 30 days then this is non-refundable under any circumstances. Should you wish to change your date to another we will always do our best to accommodate this so long as we are given more than 14 days’ notice of your booked in training date.
Share The Cost
Want to take this course with a partner or friend? The cost listed allows up to 2 people to take the course without additional fee’s, that is only £195.00 for the both of you! Making it a perfect activity or gift for couples.
Can I Give This As A Gift?
You certainly can, you’ll find our range of photography training gift vouchers here: https://www.pauldavidsmith.co.uk/shop/photography-training-gift-vouchers/
Jane Seymour “Having tried my hardest to learn studio lighting from YouTube I gave up in the end confused and frustrated that I wasn’t getting the results that I was seeing other people getting on the screen. I was clearly doing something wrong but I didn’t know what that was. Paul’s introduction to studio lighting course was exactly what I needed. He showed us all exactly how he lights his studio portraits and then we recreated the setup on our own so I left confident that I was able to do this on my own and achieve the same results. Paul’s knowledge appears to be endless, I never thought I could learn so much in a single day.”
Phillip Jones “I didn’t know a single thing about studio lighting when I came on the course. I left feeling confident in my abilities to do everything we’d practiced on the day on my own and have since put it into practice with my own clients. Paul is an amazing teacher, fun, friendly and down to earth. Thoroughly recommended.”
Kerry Hughes “My partner and I joined Paul and a small group of fellow photographers on his studio lighting workshop with the aim of improving our portrait photography. The biggest compliment I can give is that my partner and I both said on the drive home that it was totally worth the money and he could have charged 5 times what he did. It has transformed the way we think about both lighting and portraits in general. Paul knows his stuff and it’s clear he has been working every day doing this for years as he was able to solve all the challenges we threw at him effortlessly.”
Johnathon James “Oh my goodness how lost I was! I can’t even begin to tell you how annoying it is to not be able to achieve the images you want to. This was the situation I was in and why I signed up to the beginners lighting masterclass Paul runs. He’s a great teacher, takes the time to talk to everybody individually and ensures that you have understood exactly what he has just explained. I no longer feel lost with studio photography, I’ve been set off in the right direction and I’m not looking back.”
Sarah Swan “Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop, I got out of it everything that I had hoped I would. Excellent.”