Learn how to use a flash gun, set up studio lights and take better portraits.
Improve your portrait photography with better lighting skills and build your portfolio. This course will give you more confidence using off camera flash, portable studios and developing your creative skills in portrait photography.
There will be five set-ups on the day using both studio lights and off camera wireless flashes, covering portrait and family groups. You will help set up the lighting, giving you the experience to be able to do this yourself with your own lights.
Starting with studio lights photographing on a white background (Hi-Key), a black background (Lo-Key), creative lighting techniques with reflectors and snoots and gobos, and location photography with off camera flashes both inside and outside.
Using paper backgrounds
Setting up studio and off camera flashes
Photographers with some understanding of their cameras.
1000 Using a Studio
1030 White Background
1115 Black Background
1230 Creative Lighting
1330 Off-Cameara Flash Interior
1415 Off-Cameara Flash Exterior
Full Frame or Cropped, with a lens focal length covering at least 18-135mm. If using a full frame, 35mm and 85mm prime lens are fine, please contact me if you are unsure.
Micro Four Thirds Cameras
a lens focal length covering at least 14-140mm. This can comprise two lenses typically 14-42mm and 45-200mm.
We will provide all lighting, wireless connections (Sony cameras please check) and backgrounds.
If you would like use your own speedlites and light meter please bring those along, there will be an opportunity to practise with them if you wish.
To secure your place on this course, please click the blue ‘Book on Course’ button on the bottom left hand side of this page to add the course to your basket.
You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenCourses does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunch.
Costs are incurred when we run our training courses and for this reason we are unable to offer any refund in the event of your non-attendance on the day of the course you have purchased. This is irrespective of your circumstances or reasons. If we receive notice one month before the date of your course that you unable to attend and we are able to fill your place then we will issue a credit note for an alternative course. If you are unable to attend with six months of the course date we will issue no further credit notes.
We reserve the right to remove, cancel or alter the date of any of our training courses, we will inform you of alternative dates and depending on the circumstances of the cancellation issue a full refund or credit note for a similar course.
If the course is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions we will offer another date for the course or a credit note for a similar course.
All vouchers must be used with in 12 months of the date of purchase. Vouchers can be used as part or full payment of a course or 1:1 session.
Although every care will be provided by YellowMelen and Philip Richardson, no responsibility will be accepted for any indirect loss or damage caused to your equipment. As the client you will need adequate insurance against the loss or damage of your equipment.
You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenCourses does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
Portrait Photography Course
Develop your portfolio