Studio Lighting: Portraits

    This one-day course covers all of the fundamentals of studio portraiture lighting in Shoreditch.

    Digital course

    7 hour course

    Beginners welcome

    Location varies by date

    What you'll learn

    This one-day course covers all of the fundamentals of studio portraiture lighting in Shoreditch.

    In this class

    From lighting set-up, techniques and tricks to the legal aspects of portraiture, this class covers all of the fundamental knowledge needed to venture into the world of portrait photography - all guided by our experienced tutor.

    Suitable for complete beginners, this course covers; Studio Lighting;

    • Constant Lighting
    • Flash lighting
    • Balancing flash and constant light
    • Flash metering
    • Incident light metering
    • Reflected light metering
    • Use of Grey Card
    • Direction of light
    • Softboxes
    • Umbrellas
    • Polyboards
    • Backgrounds
    • Flashguns
    • Keeping it simple


    • Daylight
    • Environmental portraits
    • Isolated portraits
    • Group shots
    • Using black & white
    • Adding light
    • Subtracting light
    • Exposure priority
    • Working with models
    • Photographing strangers
    • Model releases/permissions

    Now you can

    • Take perfect portraits
    • Perfect your skills through experimentation based on the skills learned
    • Transfer these skills to other types of photography

    Did you know?

    The longest individual portrait shoot was carried out in Australia, by Rajesh Kumar, who took 1,010 individual portraits during an eight-hour session - Hopefully the lighting was perfect on all of them!

    Dates & times

    Fri 8 Dec, 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Hackney, E2 7PR (map)

    Fri 26 Jan, 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Shoreditch, N1 7ED (map)

    Fri 9 Mar, 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Shoreditch, N1 7ED (map)

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    Class location

    This class takes place at several different locations depending on the class date.

    You can see the exact location for each class below.

    About your host, Photography Course London

    Photography Course London is a Photography school based in East London, Shoreditch, offering a wide variety of courses and classes, from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced DSLR Photography to Post-Production Courses. You can engage in classes in the evening, daytime and on Saturday, in the classroom or fully practical, on location or in the studio. Their approach revolves around a focus on small sized classes at affordable prices, with experienced and skilled teachers as well as practitioners in the professional photographic industry. Click with photography by learning from the best.

    Find us:

    • Just a stones throw away from… Old Steet Tube Station

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.