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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

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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.

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Image by Jon Downs

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Image by Ade

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

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Image by Peter

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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

Testimonial

It’s always good to hear that people enjoy attending my studio lighting workshops, but to receive an unprompted testimonial really lets you know exactly what they thought about the workshop. Below is a testimonial from David who attended a recent lighting workshop I ran, plus some of his images from the session.

As someone relatively new to the world of photography I felt a slight nervousness at upon entering John’s lovely studio. But any feelings of trepidation were soon dissolved by John’s friendly and welcoming demeanour. There is a pleasant and friendly atmosphere about how the course is laid out, and John’s teaching style makes it seem less like a teacher and student session and more like a few friends gathering together for a discussion on a shared interest.

The course is presented in such a way that a newbie like myself feels right at home but even a more experienced photographer will learn a great deal. John has a natural ability to present the basics of photography without making it sound like he is talking down to you and is happy to answer even the most redundant of questions with a smile on his face.

Guiding you through the day, John allows a great deal of autonomy but is never far away to steer you in the right direction should you need it, this is invaluable as it allows you to streamline existing skills and expand your potential.

As a whole, the workshop was thoroughly enjoyable and has really given me the confidence to continue, bringing me a new outlook and filling me ideas for the future.

David

All the images below are taken by David during the workshop

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2 places remaining on Sunday 11th May workshop

I’ve just had a last minute cancellation for my studio lighting workshop on Sunday, I have 2 places remaining.

I am running a small group workshop for 4 photographers on Sunday 11th May and there’s 1 place remaining. Don’t miss out as I don’t run too many sessions over the course of the year, only 4 planned for this year, 1 sold out already and only 1 place remaining on this session.

Book today herehttp://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-workshops.htm

Our model for the workshop is the talented Jenny Fozzard, see below:

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Jenny Fozzard

Tuition workshop dates released

I’ve just made available some studio photography tuition dates in May and June. Each session has 4 photographers and a model who will work up to full frontal nude.

Session dates are:

  • Sunday 11th May, only 1 place remaining
  • Saturday 14th June sold out

Book here: 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

Mike shooting at a low angle to accentuate Iveta's pose

Mike shooting at a low angle

Lighting Lesson with John Tisbury

The following article was taken from Clover’s blog which I’ve re-produced in full with her permission. The original post can be found http://kinkyclover.com/index.php/2012/08/29/lighting-lesson-with-john-tisbury/

Lighting Lesson with John Tisbury

Last week I had my very first official lighting lesson with John Tisbury, I have had help from some very talented friends and mentors such as China Hamilton, Paul Alexander, David Lawrence and Tim Rosier who all have very different styles and approaches to photography. This was my very first proper lighting tuition. I have to say it was worth it and can not recommend learning from John Tisbury enough. I was expecting to learn a few things but I learnt much more than I ever anticipated, even how to get sharper images.

It was a challenge as I am not used to directing art nude models but I had Lizzie Spritz working with me for the day and even though this is a first for her too (art nude) I think she did exceptionally well and worked hard throughout the shoot.

The options for the day were to work in his studio for the day or work in mine. To show John exactly what I was working with from space and equipment limitations to lack of lighting knowledge. John was wonderful, I have modelled for him quite a few times but I was nervous having such a great photographer watching me work, particularly given everything I do is pretty much made up and done because it simply looks good to my eye.

John began by asking me to set up my lights how I usually would, so I did, he then went on to explain a bit about the lighting I was using and how to create some different effects and looks with it. For most of the day Lizzie was standing straight for the images, as I wanted to see exactly where the light was falling the what we were creating, towards the end of the day we got more creative and think we got some great images.

I learned how to created different lighting effects which I would usually create in post production, so this day has reduced my editing significantly, increased the quality of my images hopefully and given me much more to work with.

If you are looking to learn more about light, I highly recommend learning from John Tisbury, who is an excellent teacher, patient and explains things very well while allowing the student to explore a bit on their own. I would really recommend booking John for a day or attending one of his highly sought after lighting classes.

Clover X x

 

 

1 space remaining – studio lighting photography workshop

Update 16/06/2012: This workshop is now fully booked

My next small group studio lighting workshop for Saturday 7th July has one remaining space available.

All tuition and training sessions offer:

  • A chance to develop your style with John’s technical guidance and tuition
  • Training on how to use lights. Starting with one light. Explore the effects that reflectors, flags, bounces, grids and barn doors have on light
  • Different lighting setups for different effects; soft and hard light
  • Experiment with flash and continuous lighting and ringflash
  • Learn how to work with a model from concept to final shot
  • How to develop ideas, concepts and creativity
  • The use of Elinchrom, Broncolor and ARRI studio kit, inc. ringflash, large lightbanks, softboxes, soft eggbox grids, fresnel spots, snoots and so on
  • The use of a Nikon D3 or D7000 and Nikon pro lenses if required
  • Shoot a professional model in a purpose built studio environment
  • Signed model release for all images if required
  • Snacks and beverages throughout the day and a full sit-down lunch. Learning on an empty stomach is no fun; many delegates say lunch was the best bit of the day!
  • Model for the session it KatyCee
  • Session times 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Maximum of 4 delegates per session giving you time to learn and practise
  • £250 per delegate

Book now

Images from a previous workshop

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:

Martin:
“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!!”

Peter:
“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.”

Andy:
“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.”

Shot by Mick: Joceline lit by 2 heads

Studio lighting workshops, 4 delegates max – tutor John Tisbury – Sat 14th April, Rushden, Northamptonshire

I’ve just released the last dates that I plan to run my studio lighting workshops for 2012.

Intermediate Studio Lighting Workshops

Level: Intermediate

Who should attend:

These sessions are for photographers who would like to add to their existing studio skills and knowledge. If you are comfortable setting your camera to manual and triggering lights then this session will take you to the next stage. There will be a refresher session to make sure everyone starts at the same level of knowledge, so don’t worry if you’ve not used a studio light before.

Session contents:

  • A quick re-cap on the basics
  • Exploring different types of light; hard, soft, direct, indirect
  • Exploring different types of studio light, flash, constant, ringflash
  • Using more than one light
  • Directing and working with models
  • Full-time professional model working to full frontal nude
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Lunch and all beverages included

Number of delegates: 4

Duration: 10.00am – 17.00pm

Cost: £250 per person

Dates: Saturday 14th April (3 places available)

Book now: http://www.johntisbury.co.uk/photography-workshops.htm

Location: My Studio, Rushden, Northamptonshire, UK