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Studio Lighting Short Course

Course description

This two-day course will cover the principles and theory of photographic lighting and relate these to the studio environment by practical demonstration and hands on application. You will shoot portraits of fellow students, so that you can see and record of the lighting and its effects. At the end of the course you will go home with a number of studio portraits that you can add to your portfolio.

You will deconstruct and then recreate iconic images to see how photographers create effects with lighting. Throughout the day you will work with Industry standard studio techniques will be used to ensure that you can work with effectively with contemporary techniques.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Assemble and operate studio lighting equipment with confidence
  • Be aware of different lighting techniques used in various photographic genres
  • Assess the most appropriate lighting set-up for a given subject and create it in an efficient manner

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered:

  • Theory of photographic lighting
  • Contemporary studio practice
  • How to use studio equipment
  • How to deconstruct and recreate lighting techniques


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook and pen
  • A camera (a camera with a hot shoe will give the best experience but a phone camera can also be used if necessary)
Meet the Tutor:

Studio Lighting Short Course will cover the principles and theory of photographic lighting and relate these to the studio environment by practical demonstration and hands on application.

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