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Creative Studio Photography Lighting using Flash

Learn How to Use Studio Lights for Portraiture, Beauty and Fashion

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Creative Studio Photography
Flash Lights Course

Creative Photography Studio Lighting with Flash is a practical workshop for all photography enthusiasts wanting to learn how to creatively shoot portraits, beauty and fashion using flash studio lights.

Learning how to control the light is hard work, and the whole process could be overwhelming, but it can also be fun and the results fantastic!

Our tutor will guide you step by step, showing you how to set up your first light, a second light, add a reflector, and importantly how to use a light meter to get the picture right in the camera.

You will also learn how to arrange a shoot, some posing techniques and how to direct your model to get the picture you want.

Creative and easy to follow, this course has the right amount of theory and practice, that will enable you to boost your imagination, gain more confidence in a studio environment and bring home some stunning images for your portfolio.

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Course key facts

Course level 2 Intermediate Studio Photography
Group size 6 students optimal tutor attention
Duration 1 day 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location London
DSLR Photography Courses
Wimbledon Art Studios
10 Riverside Road
London SW17 0BB

Great Introduction to Flash Studio Lighting

  • Understand how to quickly analyze a photograph, to gather information on how it was taken, the light scheme and the settings that might have been used.
  • Explore the portrait master photographers and learn how they style their photographs and how they shape the light.
  • How to get the shot you want: learn how to choose different light modifiers.
  • Understand when it’s best to use soft light or hard light.
  • Learn how to master ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how to choose the right settings for the Flash.
  • Practice: learn how to set up a single flash light to create a dramatic effect in portraiture.
  • Learn the difference between direct and bounced light and how to control it.
  • Working with 2 flashlights – where to position them and how to put the right settings.
  • Understand how adding rim light and fill light to the main light source will help your composition giving you more bold images.
  • Get creative using colour gels to add an interesting twist to your images.
  • Learn how to effectively communicate with models and direct them on set.

At the end of the day not only you will gain confidence for shooting in a studio environment, but you will also walk away with some great images for your portfolio.

creative studio photography flash lights model photo

Portraiture, Beauty and Fashion photography is an excellent skill to develop for anyone who is passionate about photography and wants to learn how to use studio lights.

Starting with a single flash light setup for a dramatic look, then two and three lights. You will learn how to use reflectors and a variety of light modifiers, and even how to use colour gels to add an interesting twist.

Whether you’re thinking of taking better pictures of your friends or family or want to purchase studio lights and build out your business’s portrait portfolio, this course is a fantastic starter, and it will enhance both your technical and creative skills.

The Creative Studio Flash Photography course is a stimulating combination of presentations, demonstrations and discussions.

This is a highly practical workshop for all photography enthusiasts wanting to learn how to use studio flash lights.

There will be plenty of hands-on practice with a model, tips on lens choice, posing and direction, composition, how to use a light meter, how to control one-two-three lights in different scenarios.


Please note
– for all demonstrations and during practice in this class we use Bowens flash lights.

We also have a workshop that is entirely focused on continuous lighting. If studio lights are new to you, we would highly recommend first taking our Portrait Photography Course.

It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR or Intensive Beginner courses.

We recommend bringing a 50mm, 85mm or 100mm lens. If you have a range of lenses please email us after making a booking and we will recommend the best lenses for this course.

Tripods are not required.

Creative, Inspiring, Enjoyable

Our Creative Studio Flash Photography courses already helped hundreds of photography enthusiasts, here’s what some of them had to say!

London photography courses satisfied students

I discovered a whole new world which I hadn’t realised existed. I will now move into portraiture with more confidence. The theory was really interesting and informative, the practical activities eye opening! A well balanced course.”

Mike BondCanon 500D

“LIGHT, LIGHT & SOME MORE LIGHT – amazing a real eye opener for me! Posing & model positioning, slight movements making so much difference. Plenty of hands-on helping to make things stick. Very good value – very professional!”

Steve PelletNikon D7000

The course and the tutor was excellent! I have learnt more about portraiture today then all the reading I have done. I only wish I had heard about the course before. Thanks also to the model – she was very professional.”

Terry TaylorCanon 650D

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With groups no larger than 6 students we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.

Date Day Time Course Places Price
16 Oct 2022 Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 4 £165.00
11 Dec 2022 Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 5 £195.00

One to One Tuition

One to One photography tuition with an experienced photographer is the best way to learn about your camera and how to use it to its full potential.

Your 1to1 session will be 100% tailored towards your photographic needs and your camera gear.

You will get plenty of hands-on practice, instant feedback on your pictures, and lots of tips.

One to One tuition is available on weekdays and weekends.

Please feel free to get in touch with questions.

1to1 Tuition

Gift Vouchers

Photography Courses Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a Birthday, Fathers Day, Christmas or any other occasion

Group Course

£ 195

6 hours class
  • In-person tuition
  • Up to 6 participants
  • Many dates available
  • Professional tuition
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One to One Tuition

£ 300

4 hours tuition
  • Private studio hire
  • All equipment included
  • Professional tutor
  • 100% tailored to your needs
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How do the gift vouchers work?

To redeem a gift voucher, its recipient must visit our website, choose a suitable date, and register on the course. We will send a welcome reply email with the booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studio.

If you have a voucher for a 1to1 tuition – please get in touch. We will arrange everything to suit your calendar and your photography needs.

All our photography gift vouchers are valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gifts.

What happens after I buy a voucher?

It is very important that you provide us with the full name of the gift voucher recipient. If you haven’t done so during the checkout process, please email us. Without that information, we can not print and send the voucher.

Along with the glossy voucher, you will receive a beautiful handmade card, a copy of the course outline and information on how to use the voucher.

There is plenty of space inside the card for your personal message or Christmas wishes.

Have a Question?

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I registered for the course, what now?

First of all – thank you for booking a class with us!

If you booked a group course, you will shortly receive a confirmation email with the course outline, meeting place and all the joining instructions.

If you booked one-to-one or online tuition, we will email you soon to arrange this tuition for you.

How can I pay for the course?

Paying for the course is straightforward, secure and only takes a second. After completing the registration process you will be taken to the Order Summary page where you can choose to pay with PayPal using any credit or debit card.

You can also pay by bank money transfer – please email us for details: info@dslrphotographycourses.com.

If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please get in touch with your voucher number and we will make a reservation for you.

What should I bring to the course?

All you need to bring for this workshop is your digital camera, a lens, a fully charged battery, and please make sure that you have some free space on the memory card.

But generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like!

If you have a selection of lenses, please get in touch, and we will recommend which lenses will be the most suitable for this class.

Do you offer free camera hire?

Yes, we offer a free camera hire for the duration of all our photography workshops.

This is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.

We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.

What happens if I’m late or miss a course?

We start classes promptly and keep to stated hours. Please try to arrive 10 minutes earlier to prepare your camera and all the gear that you have.

If you are running late or can not find us, please let us know so that we can help you with directions. Our studio phone no is 020 8947 8118.

If you find out that you can not make it on the day, we would appreciate it if you notify us as soon as possible. We can try to make some alternative arrangements for you.

If you would like to cancel your attendance and will give us enough notice, we can offer you a full or partial refund. Please visit our FAQ page and read the relevant answers about our refunds and cancellation policy.

If I can not make it on the day will I get a refund or a credit for another course?

If you find that you can not attend the course but give us at least 7 days notice, you will be given the choice of a full refund or a credit for another course.

If you notify us less than 7 days to the start of the course and if we manage to re-sell your place or fill that place from the standby list you will receive a full refund or a course credit.

If we are only notified on the day itself, or if you fail to present yourself at the course then we regret that there will be no refund.

Contact us

If you can not find what you are looking for please submit a question to us. We aim to reply within a few hours.

Alternatively, just call us on 020 8947 8118.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

You can also contact us by emailinfo@dslrphotographycourses.com.

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