New Training: Introduction to Studio Photography (fully booked)

Offer yourself a treat for the New Year. Delve into the captivating realm of studio photography and master the art of lighting and setups. This comprehensive course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create stunning studio images.

Check out the course information below, and if you are interested in following this course, sign up using the form for training applications. The cost of the training for non-members includes annual membership of CIEL.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for photographers of all levels who wish to enhance their studio photography skills and master lighting techniques. It is particularly beneficial for those interested in portraiture, product photography, and still life photography.


Basic knowledge of photography and camera operation is recommended.

Course Objectives

  • Gain a thorough understanding of lighting principles and techniques
  • Explore various lighting setups, including Rembrandt, Loop, Butterfly, and Clamshell
  • Master the use of 1, 2, 3, and 4 lights to achieve diverse lighting effects
  • Develop the ability to control and manipulate light to create desired moods and atmospheres
  • Experiment with different studio setups to enhance your creative vision

Course Outline

  • The studio environment and its advantages
  • Essential studio equipment: cameras, lenses, lighting, and modifiers
  • Exposure fundamentals for studio lighting
  • The nature of light and its properties
  • Light quality, direction, and intensity
  • Measuring and controlling light


  • 14/01/2024: Single-light setups: creating basic lighting effects
  • 21/01/2024: Two-light setups: Rembrandt, Loop, and Butterfly lighting
  • 28/01/2024: Three-light setups: Clamshell lighting and advanced techniques
  • 04/02/2024: Four-light setups: achieving complex and dramatic lighting
  • 25/02/2024: Using multiple cobra flash devices
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