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Studio Lighting Photography Workshop



Studio Lighting Photography


Get the best shot possible with the right lighting


This photography workshop is run on various Sundays throughout the year.

Spend an inspiring, educational and creative day with multi award winning, Master Photographer, Daniel Linnet as he introduces you to the exciting world of studio lighting when you enrol in the studio lighting workshop at Sydney Photographic Workshops.

This studio lighting course in Sydney will teach you all the basics to get you started, including: equipment, flash metering, lighting ratios, creating a mood, plus an ample share of tips and tricks that will have you shooting like a pro in no time.

Daniel is one of Australia's leading portrait photographers, recently winning the highest scoring portrait at the Australian Professional Photography Awards and also winning the NSW Australian Institute of Professional Photography Portrait Photographer of the Year and NSW Open Photographer of the Year.  An expert in creating mood enhancing studio lighting to suit any photographic theme, he has also received international recognition for his portrait images.

On the day of your studio lighting workshop Daniel will have chosen a theme based on a professional shoot, discuss and demonstrate how it was created, then get you to build the shot with fresh models under his guidance to use in your own portfolio.  This means you will gain hands on experience in designing and creating your own professional fashion and portrait images. This is an exciting, fun and inspirational day of shooting.


FEE: $450


Please click on the 'tabs' above for further details, including requirements and dates for this workshop.  

Also check out the 'galleries' tab for images from this workshop, including behind the scenes.

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The Sydney Photographic Workshops’ studio lighting course uses 2 models on 2 different sets, giving participants an introduction to:


  • Daniel Linnets work
  • Quality of light
  • Direction of light
  • Lighting ratios
  • Using a flash meter
  • and get extensive demonstrations using professional studio lighting equipment


Basic overview of some of the topics covered in the studio lighting workshop:


  • How to create the mood for your shot
  • How to create lighting diagrams
  • Studio lighting principles
  • How to build your lighting kit
  • Studio high key & low key lighting techniques
  • How to set up a home studio
  • Professional studio lighting secrets
  • How to direct your subject to get the right shot
  • Using different lighting shapers 
  • How to shoot using a single light source
  • How to build a set & an image from the ground up


The Sydney Photographic Workshops’ studio lighting course is $450 for 9hrs Tuition

Your fee includes the following:


  • A Professional and experienced Multi-award winning Photographer / Tutor
  • Host & Stylist
  • A Professional photography assistant
  • Tutorial & objective brief for the days shoots
  • Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, tea, coffee, juice & snacks)
  • Sumptuous lunch
  • All lighting and studio equipment
  • Location fee
  • Wardrobe and costumes
  • SPW Student Discount Card offering discounts from a variety of our Affiliates


N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers





Before you begin your studio lighting workshop you will need to know your way around your camera or have completed a basic or beginners photography course.


The studio lighting course is not recommended for compact cameras without full manual mode.

You will need:


  • An SLR camera with full manual capability
  • All lenses you have (especially wide angle if you have one)
  • Lens Hood
  • If using film: Plenty rolls use slower iso/asa colour negative film if possible (like Velvia or Provia)
  • Memory Card(s) if shooting digital
  • All camera accessories - i.e: tripod, lens filters, lens hood, etc. if you have them
  • Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one
  • Your cameras manual(s) - for referencing those hard to find features 
  • Any of your prints or shots you wish to discuss (even those on disk or USB storage device)
  • Dress casual & comfortable with sensible shoes (you may get a little dirty)


Note: A tripod is essential. A lens hood & wide angle lens are strongly recommended. If you do not already have these you should consider purchasing them at your earliest convenience as they are an essential part of any good photography kit. Using your SPW Student Discount Card will get you great discounts with our preferred suppliers.



1 day Studio Lighting Workshop held 8.30am-6pm on various Sundays throughout the year:


13 April, 2014 Waitlist
6 July, 2014 Spaces
12 October, 2014 Spaces


If you apply for a workshop that is full we can place you on a waitlist and we'll call you should anyone defer or cancel


Studio Lighting 2013
Studio Lighting 2012
Studio Lighting 2011
Studio Lighting 2010

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Submitted by rudders on Tue, 18/05/2010 - 13:43

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