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FUJIFILM House of Photography
8-9 Long Acre
Convent Garden

Opening hours
Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

0203 486 4610

An Introduction to Portrait Lighting with Carl Hare

Location: Fujifilm House of Photography
When: 27 October 2023 11:30-17:30
Price: £129.00 Inc. VAT
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Carl Hare pairs creative experience with technical know-how as a freelance photographer and FUJIFILM UK product specialist. His work spans many genres, and while his professional roots trace back to weddings, Carl is equally adept at studio portraiture, street, macro, landscapes and wildlife. Keen to share his wealth of knowledge, Carl has delivered photography workshops for close to a decade. Stylish looks are guaranteed inside the studio, while his passion for the outdoors is a constant source of inspiration.









Friday 27th October 2023

11:30 AM-5:30 PM

FUJIFILM House of Photography, 8-9 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LH

Meet at the reception desk, down the stairs in the lounge on the lower floor. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.


For enquiries regarding this event, please contact or the House of Photography store on 0203 486 4610.



This workshop will provide photographers with the essential skills to get started in the studio. With this style of portraiture, the creative is in control of every element – and the priority is lighting. By the end of the day, you’ll comprehensively understand the requirements of lighting a model.

No advanced knowledge of lighting is required, but an understanding of camera fundamentals is recommended. This includes working in manual exposure mode, with a command of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Participants may bring their own kit if preferred, although a range of the latest X Series and GFX System cameras and lenses will be provided. All further lighting tools will also be available.

If you’d prefer to have your own selected equipment, you can arrange a free, 48-hour Try Before You Buy loan in advance.



  • Arrive at the House of Photography for an introduction to Carl and your peers for the day.
  • The morning will consist of in-depth theory, covering lighting styles, modifiers and set-ups, as well as tips on working with models.
  • Break for a short lunch and an opportunity to mingle with your fellow enthusiasts.
  • Through the hours of the afternoon, apply your new skills, working with a model and brief



The practical and creative elements of studio portraiture go hand in hand. Carl will explore optimal camera and lens settings, as well as the tethering and integration of Capture One.

With an emphasis on creating distinctive looks, this workshop covers lighting theory, touching upon quality of light and lighting styles. Carl will also teach the inverse square law and metering, which are essential steps in the process.

Finally, you’ll get to grips with modifiers – in relation to single sources, as well as multi-light set-ups



Tickets do not include any other expenses, train fares, meals, taxis, parking charges, etc. Unless otherwise stated.



Once you have purchased a ticket, your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 working days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Places cancelled after this time are non-refundable. You need to be at least 18 years of age to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day’s activity. In case of emergency on the day, please email  A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE.