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Studio Lighting Workshop – delegate’s results

In April I ran another one of my popular small group Studio Lighting Workshops and the four photographers really enjoyed the day – or at least that’s what they told me! Joceline Brooke-Hamilton was on hand to take care of the modelling skills which she always does with aplomb.

We ran through a number of different lighting setups, styles and techniques throughout the course of the day which included:

Single light setups

  • Hard light
  • Soft light
  • Grids
  • Constant light with fresnel lens
  • Studio Flash light
  • Use of reflectors
  • Flags and bounces
  • Ringflash

Two light setups

  • Indirect bounced light
  • Black bounces
  • Reflectors
  • Strip softboxes with egg box grids

Three light setups

  • Using coloured gels

I always undertake a number of review sessions throughout the day so we all get a change to look at our own work on a large screen, plus it’s a chance to look at each others. Most often we learn as much during the review sessions as we do whilst shooting, it’s also great opportunity to see how different we all are. It never ceases to surprise me that each person comes away with a different shot from what is an identical setup – creativity at its best!

Anyway, I’m sure you want to look at the images! Below are the images submitted by the delegates and I’m sure you’ll agree there are a wide range of styles and personal creativity in all the images supplied.

The Framing of prints – make or break

I’m a firm believer that the mount and picture frame really sets off an image and in many cases can make or break it. To that end I was really pleased when Prakash emailed me some images of a picture frame he’d made for a print he purchased at Erotica 2011. He’s a carpenter by trade and he’d chosen Walnut to make the frame from. I must say it’s a perfect choice to match the tones in the print – a rare colour print for me too! Below are the images he sent me, there’s also a picture of a desk he made too!

Shot by Mick: Joceline lit by three lights

Images from recent Photography Workshop

I’ve received some images taken by delegates who attended my most recent Photography Workshop in February and thought you’d like to see the results they achieved. I feel it’s so much better for you to see the images that the delegates took then you can see that if you attended a session you too can capture the same type, style and level of images. The images are from throughout the day and show some of the various lighting set ups I demonstrated. I hope it shows you that you can learn new skills, knowledge and techniques, have fun and take home some wonderful images too.

Thank you to Peter, Mick and Martin for letting my share their images with you, I’ve also added some unsolicited feedback from them after the workshop.

If you’d like to attend the one of my next workshops then click here. next dates 17th March and 14th April 2012.

Unsolicited delegate comments from this session:

“Thank you so much for the photo workshop last Saturday. I think I probably learned more in one day than I have in the past 2 years messing about in studios. Not only that it was also great fun (I have done another shoot since a great improvement on my normal work!). If you would also pass on my thanks to Joceline an absolutely great model to work with, you two make a good team! I would like to talk to her at some stage about a SiFi themed shoot.

Last but not least could I  also thank your good lady for looking after us all so well.  The absolute best Bakewell Tart ever!!”

“Just a quick note to thank you for the workshop yesterday. It was very, very useful and I learnt a huge amount that will certainly help me to develop my personal skills. I thought your teaching skill and style were exceptional ,the course content , pace and the way that you organised everything was perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. If you ever develop a course geared around creativity and specific image making explaining the full process from concept to delivery of final images I would be very interested.

I also have to say that your choice of model was brilliant, I found Joceline to be very beautiful , extremely talented, helpful and engaging and made everyone feel comfortable and all in all she was simply amazing. Please also thank you wife for the excellent dinner and I have to say your overall package is far superior to anything that I have been to before. (I have been to workshops with some very well known people in the past).

I have now loaded my images and will let you have a few once I have processed and tweaked them and after an quick initial view some cropping and minor changes are all that the majority need so I have achieved more “in camera” than I usually do and this will be a huge benefit to me as I develop so I can say that there have been some instant improvements from attending your workshop. It was great working with you and I look forwards to the next time but thanks once again for a great day, I certainly came away with quite a buzz.”

“I had a great time at your workshop, Joceline was an excellent choice and really came into her own on the last shoot displaying a range of poses to suit the chosen outfits from your collection. Your lighting instruction and review of our images was really helpful I was also enlightened with your tips on how to get the best out of your model and discussion with Joceline on what shoots are like from the models perspective was really insightful.

I have learnt loads and found they day extremely educational, and enjoyable.  Mrs T’s banquet was something else, do thank her too.”