When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Niki Sianni
  • Course Code C22PGYA10A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

In this practical course you will learn a number of camera and studio lighting techniques that will enable you to create the desirable mood in your portraits and still-life photographs. In our industry standard studio, you will have the opportunity to use up-to-date equipment to produce high quality images. By discovering the work of renowned photographers, you will experiment with lighting techniques and explore composition and styling with the aim of recreating the lighting effects of your chosen photographers. You will identify the challenges of portraiture and still life photography and will learn how to resolve them. The course is based around practical demonstrations and extensive hands on practice. At the end of the course, you will go home with a good range of images.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn about different styles of lighting
  • Use a variety of studio lighting equipment effectively
  • Use a variety of lighting techniques to create the desirable effects in your photos
  • Create photos using low key and high key lighting
  • Produce a range of creative studio portraits and still-life images


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Each studio technique is taught by demonstration, one-to-one, feedback and group tutorials, encouraging each student’s personal strengths and interests. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    You are required to have basic knowledge in photography and comfortable using your camera in manual settings.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    In order to join the course you should have a good understanding of basic camera techniques, such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

    What you need

    You will need to provide your own DSLR camera with lens. You will be able to bring props and object for your set-ups. Notepad is advisable to keep notes and make light diagrams.

    What you can do next

    At the end of this course you could join the Professional Practice for photographers course