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Photography tuition for photographers of all experience. Covering studio lighting and using a photography studio, small groups to 1-2-1 session held in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

Small group studio lighting workshop results

Small group studio lighting workshop

I ran a small group studio lighting workshop on Saturday 12th July with 4 photographers. Leading up to the session I’d booked in Blue Sapphire to model for me, we’ve worked together many times before and she had also done my last tuition workshop.

Friday night

Unfortunately the friday night before before the workshop I received a text message from Sarah saying she was in A&E with 2 fingers facing the wrong way! So there was no way she would be able to drive, let alone model. We were both disappointed, but these things happen.

Sarah's poorly hand

Sarah’s poorly hand

This meant it was about 9:00pm and I had no model for a workshop happening on the next day. I contact a few local models but they were busy or booked. Then I remembered Button, who used to live right next door to me before they moved. So I called her and luckily she was happy to re-arrange her plans for me and agreed to model for the day. Luckily I’ve worked with Button many times so I knew she would do a great job and work well with the photographers. So Button was booked in and I could relax knowing I had a model for the day.

I remember some years ago I had a model phone me to cancel a shoot whilst she was in hospital, she’d been rushed in with appendicitis and she was about to be operated on. She apologised and said she would not be able to make the shoot, that model was Michelle Monaghan. You can see her appendectomy scar to this day :-)

These things happen and with the best intentions in the world sometimes things don’t go according to plan. I’m sure Sarah would have much preferred to be shooting with me than spending 6 hours in A&E.

Delegate’s images

Below are a few of the images taken during the workshop. Thank you to Andy and Dieter for allowing me to use their images. During the workshop we covered a wide range of lighting styles from:

  • Hard light
  • Soft light
  • Single lights
  • Direct light
  • Indirect light
  • Flash and constant lighting
  • Multiple lights
  • Using gels
  • Using bounces and reflectors
  • Using flags
  • Using grids

You can see the differing styles here which I love to see. Each photographer had almost the same lighting setup for most of the day, but still took completely differing images. The last session was a free session where each photographer had to choose a concept and a lighting pattern that we had done during the day. They then set up the lights, directed and worked with the model on the concept of their choice. I love this session as it always throws up wonderful images and creativity – this session was no exception.

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Dieter

Button by Dieter

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

Button by Andy

 

Images from tuition on 12th June 2014

Below are a small selection of the images take of our model Blue Sapphire on the Small Group Studio Lighting workshop I ran on 12th June with 4 photographers. All the images below belong to the respective authors and are not mine, please respect their copyright as they have been kind enough to share them with me, and therefore you.

The first set are images from Katy, followed by Jon’s, Ade’s and Peters. I hope you enjoy their images.

Image by Katy

Image by Katy

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Image by Katy

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

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Image by Jon Downs

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Image by Jon Downs

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Image by Jon Downs

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Image by Jon Downs

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Image by Jon Downs

Image by Jon Downs

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Image by Ade

Image by Ade

Image by Ade

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Image by Ade

Image by Ade, I'm taking a meter reading honestly

Image by Ade, I’m taking a meter reading honestly

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Image by Ade

Image by Ade

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Image by Ade

Image by Peter

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Image by Peter

12 July – tuition workshop dates – sold out

Update 6th June – this session is now sold out.

I’ve just added the 12th July date for a small group tuition workshop due to popular demand. Session are for a maximum of 4 photographers, 1 place has already been taken, so only 3 places remaining.

Our model for the day will be Blue Sapphire:

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Click here to book:
http://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-workshops.htm

More information about how I approach my photography tuition sessions:
http://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-tuition.htm