Advanced Lighting Workshop

11 August 2018

09:00 - 17:30

Square 1 Studio
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

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RPS Member£135.00 
Non RPS Member£185.00 
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This workshops is limited to 5 participants and will give the photographer a real experience of the pressures of setting up studio lighting and directing a model with limited time. By the end of the day you should feel confident with the skills you have gain to progress to doing this on your own.

Each photographer attending the workshop will choose a subject listed below. Tutor Jon Gray, will be assisting and advising you on setting up, positioning the lighting, choosing modifiers (attachments) taking exposures and directing the model.

A time slot will be allocated to each photographer including shooting time with the model.  Each photographer will also have a limited time to shoot each others sets.

Your Choice of Subjects:
Fashion, Beauty, Creative Editorial, Portrait or Hollywood (Black & White)  

Please let the RPS know which area you wish to photograph as soon as you have booked, this can be done via email to 

Time Slots:

9.30 – 10.45
11.00 – 12.15
12 .30 – 1.45
1.45 – 2.15 Lunch
2.30 – 3.45
4.00 – 5.15

All flash lighting and attachments will be supplied, including boom stands and backgrounds.  Jon will be on hand to help and advise each photographer.

Each subject will require you to decide on what lighting attachments (modifiers) would be suitable to achieve the desired effect. All sets will have a choice of black, grey or white backgrounds.

Simple Beauty portrait:
Attachments available: large and small soft box, beauty dish, grid light diffuser, strip grid boxes and grid dishes.

Hollywood style Beauty:
Attachments available: large and small soft box, beauty dish, grid light diffuser, strip grid boxes and grid diffuser.

Editorial Fashion
If you choose this subject area you can have a more creative approach to the choice of lighting modifiers and the styling of the model.

You will have to decide on what lighting attachments  (modifiers) would be  suitable to achieve the desired effect.

Attachments available: large and small soft box, beauty dish, grid light diffuser, strip grid boxes and grid dishes.

Lighting attachments (Modifiers) what they do and what they are used for.

  • Beauty Dish : Generally gives of a soft effect  suitable for beauty style lighting main light.
  • Large and Small Soft Box: Very similar effect to the beauty dish but gives off a flatter image also suitable for fashion.
  • Grid Light diffuser: This attachment is used as a main light suitable for more creative beauty style images harsher effect then a soft box and beauty dish.
  • Grid Strip Boxes: Suitable for Fashion full length and also lighting back grounds. lights a larger area!
  • Grid Dish Attachments: Mostly used for creating mood on the background and also can be used as a main light, it is much harsher effect and not recommended for beauty.

Time: 9am – 5. 30pm
Address: Square 1 Studio / Leigh, Surrey RH2 8PA, UK
Telephone number: 01306 611444

Please note:- Sat Nav postcode co-ordinates will take you to the wrong address 500yds away from the entrance (but you are very close). There are direction signs at the nearby junctions displaying the Square 1 logo

Outside the entrance is a logo board & 6 white posts on the verge. Remember what the logo looks like – you can see it on the website

9 squares mostly yellow with 1 grey one in the top L/h corner.

Nearest Motorway – M25 & exit Junction 9 (Leatherhead) Follow A24 south towards Dorking After several roundabouts & at end of duel carriageway A24 meets with A25. This roundabout has a Silver Chicken/Cockrell sculpture in the middle. Turn left A25 towards Reigate. After 1.5miles turn right signposted Brockham/Newdigate.  Keep on this road until the end (3.5 miles) - do not turn off. (After turning onto this road, after0.5 miles you will go over a bridge, across village green & past church – keep going)

After a further 3 miles the road drops down a small hill, round a sharp L/hand bend & then shortly comes to a T junction (Clayhill Road/Broad Lane) Turn left – drive up slight hill & the entrance is 1st entrance on L/hand side. Look for 6 white posts on verge outside & a Square 1 logo board (yellow squares). Follow up drive, past the house into car park at the rear.


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ)