Introduction to Studio Photography

About the course

Have you ever wanted to take shots using studio lighting? Have you ever been curious about what studio equipment is used for and how it works? Then this is the course for you!

One of a programme of short courses running over the year, this course is aimed at beginners who have an interest in studio photography. You will be given the chance to shoot your own photographs in the studio and be given workshop time to produce a mini project. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Understand controlled and direction lighting

  • How to use and manipulation flash guns and/or in built flash

  • Photograph people

  • Photograph still life

  • How to use studio lighting accessories and modifiers

  • Learn about studio sync settings

  • How to use a light meter

  • Learn about composition and posing

  • How to set up basic studio lighting set ups

  • Mini project photo critique

Entry requirements

Some existing knowledge and experience of using ISO speeds, aperture, shutter speed, metering modes, white balance and image quality settings is required

Equipment Required

Digital SLR camera with a hot shoe mounting point - (The silver section below on top of the flash unit is a hot shoe. Some cameras come with different colour hot shoes - mainly black and silver) - (see adjacent photo)

Additional Information

Please note that there will be no session on 13/02/16 - Half term break

Progression

Introduction to Location Photography

Introduction to Darkroom Photography