Become the portrait photographer that you’ve always wanted to be with our Introduction to Portrait Lighting workshop. Learn directly from one of our FUJIFILM Product Specialists who will guide you the whole way through.
Before we share the details of our portrait photography workshop, let’s get to know more about the photography guide who will be accompanying you throughout this exciting event.
James Greenhalgh, a London-based photographer with 9 years of experience capturing meaningful and authentic images on location and in photo studios across the UK and Europe, specialising in portrait and fashion photography.
Through his studies at UAL: LCC, he honed his technical skills and learned to work with a wide range of people, capturing their unique stories and personalities.
With the help of Fujifilm's dynamic range of cameras and lenses, James is passionate about teaching and guiding others in their own creative practice, helping them to bridge the gap between their vision and the camera in their hands.
If you’re interested in attending our Introduction to Portrait Lighting workshop, you will find all the information you need to join us on this exciting event below.
Date: 10th August 2024
Meeting Point: Reception Desk, FUJIFILM House of Photography, 8-9 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LH
This workshop will provide photographers with the essential skills to get started inside and outside of 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.
Note: Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
Arrive at the House of Photography for an introduction to James 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 portraiture go hand in hand. James 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 the 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.
You’re welcome to bring your own set-up, although a selection of the latest FUJIFILM cameras and lenses suitable for this type of photography will be available on the day.
Tripods and lighting equipment will be provided for the practical session in the afternoon.
Please do contact us on fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com or call us on 0203 486 4610 if there is anything you want to try. We will try our very best to accommodate you.
This workshop is fully accessible and is suited for all photographers with a moderate activity level. The venue and studio are both accessible for wheelchair users.
Your workshop leaders are fully First Aid Trained for studio activities and will always carry a full First Aid kit.
Tickets do not include any expenses, train fares, meals, taxi fares, parking charges, etc unless otherwise stated. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.
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 in order 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 fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com.