1, 2, 3 Lighting

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1, 2, 3 Lighting

Have you ever felt overwhelmed looking at studio flash and the options it provides? Would you walk into a studio, look at everything available and then retreat into safe and tried one light options?
If so then this series of Workshops at Ark, Birmingham is for you.

You can elect to attend any or all of the sessions, in sequence is preferable but all are stand alone sessions so you can dip in or out as desired. Complete all three and we guarantee you’ll walk into a studio with complete confidence to produce beautiful imagery. The courses are aimed at photographers with little understanding of studio flash, those who have some experience but want more, or those who have fallen into a rut of consistently doing the same things and wanting to break out to explore new ideas and inspirations. If you want to discuss whether this is for you then drop us a line.

Each session will include full tuition, notes pack, lighting diagrams and licence to use the images in your portfolio. You will work under John’s supervision with one of the Ark Modelling Team in a range of styles. Groups are strictly limited to six photographers to optimise learning and shooting time.

Each session starts at 0930 with coffee and tea reception. Sign in and meet your fellow delegates. They are not just your teammates on the day. They will become your ongoing support network as you move through your photographic development. We’ll break for lunch around 1300, all delegates are asked to bring their own meals, a fridge is provided for safe storage. Plates and cutlery are available as are hot drinks and cold water. We aim to wrap up around 1600.

Ark Studio is close to the middle of Birmingham with plenty of on street parking around it. If you are travelling by air or rail then let us know and we may be able to arrange transfer from Birmingham International or New Street Station. There is a good choice of accommodation available locally in a variety of price points.

LIGHTING 1 – The Soft Cell

What do you understand by the term, Soft Light? It’s something that’s batted around regularly but do you know how to use it? Do you recognise it when you see it and understand the advantages, and disadvantages of using soft light? Do you know the range of modifiers at your disposal to create soft lighting looks? We’ll cover all of this and more. You’ll work with a model to create images that will develop your understanding of the technical skills of lighting as well as pose and direction when working with people.

LIGHTING 2 – The Hard Cell

So often we hear photographers talk of only using Soft Light when working with portraits. Not so at Ark. Hard Light may be trickier to use but offers a fantastic range of possibilities for superb images. We’ll look at what constitutes hard light. When you should use it, which modifiers create it and how to position it effectively to create stunning images.

LIGHTING 3 – The Mix

This is where it all comes together. You’ll learn how to use combinations of soft and hard light to produce stunning multiple light setups that flatter your subjects and give great drama to your shots.
By the end of this session you will understand how, and why, we put certain lighting combinations together and which modifiers to consider to do particular jobs.

Each session can be attended individually at a cost of £125 for the day. Alternatively why not purchase a Complete Lighting Ticket for just £300. We have three dates available for each session, if you are considering doing all three then 1 and 2 can be done in any order but we would advise doing The Mix as your final session.

If you are purchasing a Complete Lighting Ticket as a Christmas Gift then we can provide a gift certificate to present to the photographer in your life.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Lighting 1 – 16th November 2019, 23rd February 2020, 8th May 2020
Lighting 2 – 30th November 2019, 29th February 2020, , 9th May 2020
Lighting 3 – 14th December 2019, 8th March 2020, 10th May 2020

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