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Lighting Techniques for Studio Portraiture – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

Thursday, 20 October 2022 at 18:30 - 22:00

Lighting for Studio Portraiture- Colour Photograph of a Girl posing in the Welshot Photographic Academy Studio in Llandudno


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Lighting Techniques for Studio Portraiture – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

What Will Happen

This Lighting Techniques for Studio Portraiture – Chester Photographic Academy Evening event is for all photography enthusiasts who are wanting to learn about photographic lighting.  During the evenings workshop you will be using mains studio lights and off camera flash. Learning about lighting, and how it works, is the single most important skill to have when when it comes to your portrait photography. Working with our Welshot Models you will try you hand at Rembrandt, butterfly, side and split lighting.  You will be using grids, modifiers and getting creative, learning to see (and shoot) in black and white and working with coloured gels. This studio mains and off camera flash photography workshop will be taking place at The Chester Crowne Plaza.

Learning how to control the light takes a lot of time and practice and can be overwhelming for some, especially, if you are a beginner to studio mains flash photography. By learning the right techniques, learning about how the light works (with your camera) it can also be fun and the results stunning. Our Welshot Team Leaders will guide you step by step, showing you how to set up your first light, a second light, and more – adding a reflector, using a grid, coloured gels and, more importantly, how to get the picture right in your camera. You will also learn how to pose and direct your model to get the photo you want.

Our Welshot Chester Photographic Academy Evenings give you a chance to learn, be creative and with the right amount of theory and practice, that will help you to boost your imagination, gain more confidence in a studio environment and make some stunning images for your portfolio at the same time.  

Beginner to photography? We can help you.

Whether you are a beginner to photography, a photographer who would like to try a new genre, learn a new technique or skill or a more advanced photographer who wants to build their image portfolio, you will be made welcome and we would love to help you get the best out of your camera.

The Welshot Team will be on hand throughout this Lighting Techniques for Studio Portraiture – Chester Photographic Academy Evening to assist and help you get the best out of your camera, so you can leave at the end of this session with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories having learned a thing or three about studio lighting techniques. 

Please Note: Supper is included in the cost of this event. Delegate numbers are restricted to ensure plenty of 1:1 and group tuition time. Team leaders and shooting time are proportionate.

Lighting Techniques for Studio Portraiture – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

You Will Learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions
  • How to use Off Camera Flash
  • How to use Studio Mains Flash
  • How to balance ambient light and flash photography while using gels
  • How to work with, and pose a model
  • How to use coloured gels in your portraiture photography
  • Which modifiers you should have in your kit for on location shoots and working with gels
  • How to shoot portraiture on location – and use your environment to your advantage.
  • How to compose your images
  • How to shoot full length portraiture using gels – and not just head shots.
  • How to think creatively
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

The Schedule

  • Before 18:30 – Please wait in the lounge area of the Crowne Plaza
  • 18:30 – Doors Open – Welcome
  • 18:35 – Photography starts – Session one
  • 20:00 – Supper – Included in the cost of this event
  • 20:30 – Photography resumes – Session two
  • 22:00 – Finish

Please Bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event – any focal length lens of between 35mm and 100mm or standard kit zoom
  • Spare (Fully Charged) Batteries and Memory Card
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with Welshot Team Leader


This event is discounted to £36.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member. To become a Welshot Member and receive some great benefits check this link.



Thursday, 20 October 2022
18:30 - 22:00
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Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester
Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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