‘The Lighting Studio’ workshop
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The Lighting Studio
For the beginner to the pro, it is packed with really useful content, way beyond what people usually expect.
So would you like to learn about studio lighting step – by step, from the basics to much higher levels? And in the shortest time?
This day is designed to do just that.
Inspiring and informative, this is a fun event, with constantly positive feedback received.
Please bring your camera and lens (around 85mm on full frame), plus plenty of storage space, as this day has significant practical shooting components.
If you have your own flash meter, you are welcome to use it, but these along with lighting, will also be supplied for use on this workshop
The content of this lighting course is suitable no matter your lighting system.
- Understanding studio flash.
- Camera settings for studio lighting.
- Using a flash meter for simple to more advanced studio lighting arrangements.
- A 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 lighting needs, such as photographing people wearing glasses and dealing with various body and face shapes.
- Posing & composition tips.
- Creating clean white backgrounds.
- Creating the ‘natural’ backdrop.
- Creating ‘the quick’ backdrop solution.
- Numerous ‘genre’ styles including lighting for portraits through to fashion imagery.
- Practical shooting sessions.
Course notes will be supplied, although you are welcome to bring a pen & paper for any notes you may wish to take.
Host Photographer – John Clements
A working professional photographer, John’s client list has ranged from the corporate world to the Great British Public.
He was also Nikon UK’s ‘Advisor of Photography’ for a number of years – a respected and privileged position – and continues to work with a number of imaging companies from time to time as a consultant, ambassador and educator.
Author of over a dozen books, and an experienced presenter, John’s workshops and seminars excite and inspire his students, due to his concise and approachable style.
His events draw on his combined real-world photography experiences, an extensive and respected technical background, plus a clear and amenable presentation style.
What people have said about our courses…
I really enjoyed the course – your enthusiasm and passion is infectious and you’re genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve met in the world of photography
Thank you for a brilliant course and notes! It was a brilliant day!
Great stuff. Just wanted to say thanks again for a great day
Hi John. Many thanks for firstly two very informative and well conducted courses – I can’t recommend your style of teaching and content of courses enough
Hi John, thanks so much for the course, it was so helpful
Thank you for being a great teacher. Incredibly passionate, patient and clear with your explanations. It was an excellent day. I hope I’ll get chance to join you for another course in the near future
Thought I would just send your some feedback on the event I attended today at Calumet Drummond Street. Amazing. Apart from being a great photographer, John has the ability to teach too, able to convey complex issues in a clear and understandable way, which obviously requires great understanding of the subject matter. The structure and pace of the course was excellent, allowing time for questions whilst covering essential information during the day . Can’t believe I learnt so much in one day. And as a bonus John is such a kind, friendly guy whose enthusiasm is infectious. Well done Calumet for holding this seminar. Rating for course 10/10 – could not have wished for more in one day
Excellent expert, could not convey his instinct for lighting enough, overall excellent stuff
John hosted a studio lighting course in August. Great course – John is amazing at getting across his knowledge – top guy!
I would really have liked to stay another hour or two to tap into your expertise and experience. I really want to say how much I enjoyed the course.
The images I have obtained are far beyond my wildest dreams which really pays homage to your excellent guidance. It was great to spend the day with such lovely like minded people and as a group I thought we all worked together well. As I mentioned at the time, both the pace and level of tuition you give is spot on.
Thanks for a great day today. You had a great team there and the location was top class – I am sure I could spend a full week there and not exhaust all the potential shooting options …… and it goes without saying it was great to be able to call upon your knowledge and experience to both qualify my personal learning and also expand my knowledge and ideas through your insight
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for all your hard work yesterday. It was just as you promised, a very interesting and rewarding day and whilst I haven’t had time to do more than unload the pictures to my PC, I have high hopes that there are some great ones there. I really appreciate all the energy and enthusiasm you put into these courses and I hope that I will be able to retain all the knowledge!
Big thanks to John “Speedlight Commander” Clements @gophototraining and Harrisons Cameras for Saturday’s Nikon seminar.
*Brilliant* flash course w @gophototraining training today with john clements. Suddenly a huge amount of stuff makes sense. thank you john!
John Clements is a really good instructor. He makes you want to do it.
John is great at explaining, and has excellent skills. I really enjoy his courses.
Absolutely fantastic study day.
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today’s workshop. John Clements was both engaging and informative and his relaxed style made everybody feel at ease and make the most out oftheir seminar experience. I had some doubts whether I would benefit much from the workshops, however within the first 5 minutes I soon realised that Johns experience and teaching skills was highlighting top-tips and important camera craft that will take my photography to another level.