What We’ll be Covering in this
Everybody will get plenty of time to photograph our models. All the images taken on the day are yours and you may use them in your portfolios and in your social media.
What We’ll be Covering in this
Portrait Lighting Workshop
Portraits are a collaboration between the photographer and the subject, we take portraits to reveal a person’s likeness, personality and mood. We use lighting to bring atmosphere to our portraits, shadows and highlights create emotion and helps us get to know something about the person in the portrait. By observing our subjects characteristics, we as photographers can create interesting and exciting imagery. This workshop will help you improve your portraits.
This is a hands-on workshop
With supervision you’ll be asked to place and adjust the studio lights. You’ll be shown how to use a light meter and measure the light.
How to see and read the light
One of the keys to understanding photography is being able to ‘see the light’. It helps to visualise what the light is doing and how it affects the composition.
Understand light modifiers
Using soft-boxes, snoots, reflectors and umbrellas will change the way light affects your subject. We’ll explore how when and why to use each one for a desired effect.
Multiple light set-ups
Some of the best photographs are taken with one light while others require multiple lights. We’ll cover several set-ups including one, two and three lights.
What lens to choose for portraiture and why some lenses work better than others.
How to direct a model
One thing I’ve noticed when delivering previous workshops is how some photographers aren’t confident when dealing with a model. They’re unsure how to direct them, how to work a pose, what to ask them to do and crucially let them know when they are not delivering what you want. We’ll cover several ways of building confidence and making model directions easier. I’ll even give you some insider tips & tricks for better communication.
You’ll be able to see how I shoot, compose and frame a subject and watch how I give direction and fine tune the shot via a monitor.
Image review and coaching
Reviewing my images and your images, this is where we’ll be looking to improve photographs with constructive pointers.
Afterwards you’ll be emailed lighting diagrams and notes for all set-ups with f-stops and distances.
There’ll be plenty of time to ask questions, listen to and digest the explanations.
What kind of results you can expect?
During this course you will learn how to take images like these:
What you need to do bring?
A digital (or film) camera with the ability to change aperture and shutter speed, a camera has M mode for manual.
Tripods are not essential but you can bring one along if you prefer.
If you have several lenses, you can bring those along too.
A note pad and pen – though lighting diagrams will be emailed later.
Lunch of sandwiches with tea and coffee will be provided. Any special dietary requirements will be catered for but must be notified in advance.
An understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO would be beneficial.
Skills we’ll cover
in this workshop
|10.30am – 11.30am||Studio session 1|
|11.30am – 11.45am||Coffee break|
|11.45am – 12.45pm||Studio session 2|
|12.45pm – 13.15pm||Lunch|
|13.15pm – 14.15pm||Studio session 3|
|14.15pm – 14.30pm||Coffee break|
|14.30pm – 15.30pm||Studio session 4|
We will be using two different models one for studio sessions 1 & 2 and another for studio sessions 3 & 4.
*Students will need to sign a model release as photos and video may be taken and used for promotion of future workshops.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend a couple of the portrait groups Nick runs, and each time they’ve been hugely valuable. Nick is fantastic at really helping you to understand the ‘why’ of a scenario, not just the ‘how’. I found this really important as it’s helped me use the skills in my own photography, and take time to explore different lighting set ups. His groups are fun, super friendly, and most of all collaborative. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner starting out, or someone who’s has a lot of studio experience….. the groups are run in a way that everyone chats, shares and is treated equally.Lucy Reeve
I highly recommend Nick Gregan’s courses and workshops. Both talented and generous with his vast knowledge, Nick’s ease at explaining the seemingly complicated, as well as his unparalleled mastery of working with light, has inspired me to sharpen my skills and unleash my creativity.Dennis José Vilaça
Nick Gregan is a great trainer as he speaks plain English. His photography workshops are a masterclass in technical knowhow, presented in a clear, relatable way. Each time is different but there’s always a light bulb moment, as he helps you nail a shot you never thought you’d manage!David Whitmore
If you’re looking to improve your photography skills, and get a chance to work with Nick Gregan – take it!
I have been on a number of training courses run by Nick Gregan. He brilliantly demystifies studio shoots – working with a model, positioning of your lighting, camera settings… the list is endless. When you train with Nick Gregan you get the tools but also the inspiration to develop as a photographer.Joe Franklin
I’m sure we all like our lighting, but there’s always more to learn, especially from someone who really knows how to light different subjects and moods, and not always in ideal locations. You’ll really benefit from being able to expand your repertoire. Nick is not only knowledgeable but down to earth and approachable.Paul Smith
|April||Sold Out||Limited to 8 persons||1 Day||15th April||10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.||£150.00||BOOK NOW|
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Introduction to Headshot Photography
Max 8 people
|1 Day||8th June||10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.||£150.00||BOOK NOW|