Kendal College photography tutor and pro photographer, Dave Willis shoots a wide range of products for national and international clients and in this workshop will unpack the professional secrets that lie behind a successful studio shoot.
This is an excellent way to bring added value to any business that requires in-house product shots and will expand your creative output once you have some basic studio skills and a simple flash lighting kit. The workshop will guide you through how studio flash works, the kit you need and the techniques that are used.
The workshop introduces learners to some studio lighting skills with flashguns on light stands, building basic skills and understanding before adding more complex studio lights and studio accessories to discover just how creative you can be. You will also learn about set-design, improvising backgrounds and props and using hard and soft lighting techniques to control shadow and highlights.
You will practice a range of studio set-ups to discover how to handle reflective surfaces, create reflections and control contrast.
This workshop is a 'skills' course without formal qualifications or assessments and is suitable for anyone with a good level of existing technical and creative photography skill, who is looking to expand their learning. The course aims to provide an introduction to studio lighting skills to enable learners to continue their learning independently in their own practice.
Lighting stands, modifiers and accessories are provided but learners will need to bring their own camera.
There are no formal qualifications for enrolment but a good level of technical photography knowledge and skill is essential for learners to benefit from this workshop. It is assumed that learners will have their own cameras and would be able to access some lighting options at home or in the workplace.
After Your Course
This workshop is tutored by an experienced professional photographer and teacher, helping to support learners into independent progression, in their own work and practice. It is ideal for aspiring photographers and those working in creative businesses, who could benefit from learning how to produce professional looking product shots in-house. It would also be useful for existing photography/film/video students who would like to expand their knowledge of lighting.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is not funded by the government and is full cost. As such, the course is the price stated for all students. If you are paying for your course, there may be the option to pay by instalments if the course fees are over £200 and the course duration is 15 weeks or more. Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.