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Studio (Portrait) Lighting Workshop 3

24 Nov 2018 @15:00 - 19:30

Studio Lighting Workshop

This 4-hour workshop will be a hands-on opportunity for beginners and intermediates wishing to learn or improve their studio lighting portrait photography skills. The workshop gives an insight into various lighting capabilities, which is ideally suited to you and what to consider if you are thinking of buying some lights.

To benefit from this workshop, you should know the basic settings of your camera and how to shoot in manual mode. A camera with a USB port is preferable. Colin Hawkins will talk you through the essentials of lighting people using strobe and LED lights and explain the advantages and techniques involved for both systems.

After ensuring you have a good understanding of the technical aspects of studio lighting, Colin Hawkins will guide you, step by step, through everything you need to know so that you can competently create your own lighting set up and style. Understanding the essentials of lighting people using both strobe and LED lights while explaining the advantages and techniques involved in both systems.

A lot of recent debate has arisen about the benefits of both Strobe and Continous lighting. Photography traditionally used mainly strobe. Now we see more and more high-power, full-spectrum, daylight-balanced lighting sources come to market, the costs of continuous lighting are starting to fall. Colin will explain why both types have advantages in certain circumstances and when best to take an advantage in using continuous lighting in your work.

There is plenty of opportunities for you to take your own shots and use the lighting equipment during the workshop and you can use the images in your portfolio.



  • Simple Studio Setups for portrait photography using two different light types (strobe/flash and LED)
  • Different light types and their respective advantages and limitations
  • Using reflectors, diffusers and using the right light modifiers.
  • Control and balancing of light and quality of light.
  • Camera control and settings
  • Tethered transfer to a laptop computer



  • You should bring your own digital SLR camera and lenses
  • You should understand how to set manual mode and adjust ISO, aperture and shutter speed.


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24 Nov 2018
15:00 - 19:30
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Xposure International Photography Festival


Colin Hawkins


Xposure International Photography Festival
Xposure International Photography Festival
Sharjah, 61110, United Arab Emirates
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