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Learn to take amazing photos in breathtaking lighting with our photography short courses in Sydney!

Lighting is essential to photography, understanding how it works and how to control it will take your photography to the next level. In this lighting course, you will build your knowledge of lighting through theory and practical exercises. You will gain experience in lighting in the studio as well as outdoors using natural light. Our photographic lighting course is taught by an industry professional with decades of experience and aims to upgrade your skills so you can master basic skills, boost your creativity, and challenge yourself to take more dynamic photos.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this photographic lighting course, you should be able to:

  • understand the principles of lighting & lighting terminology
  • utilise available light to improve their photos
  • use studio lights to light a subject
  • use on- and off-camera flashes to light a subject

What will be covered in this photographic lighting course?

This photographic lighting course will cover:

  • Lighting terminology
  • Lighting principals
  • Available/Natural light
  • On and off-camera flash
  • Multiple flashes
  • Portrait lighting techniques
  • Studio lighting
  • Light modifiers

The two days will include practical shoots in the studio and outdoors followed by some basic post-production workflow using Adobe Lightroom.

Who is this photographic lighting course for?

This is an intermediate level photography course for people who understand their camera controls in manual mode including shutter speed, aperture and ISO. This course is best suited to those to who the following applies:

  • Anyone who has done a beginners level photography course looking to enhance their skills
  • Those interested in gaining more practical experience using lights and flashes
  • Any level photographer looking to take their hobby or business to the next level
  • Photographers who want to learn more about lighting and how to get the most from natural light and lighting equipment.

What to bring to class

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Camera's flash
  • 8GB memory card
  • At least 2 fully charged batteries & a charger
  • Notebook

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Photographic Lighting Course

<p>Learn to take amazing photos in breathtaking lighting with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/photography">photography short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

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$349 Limited inc GST / $262 / $279.20 / $314.10
Enrol in any two Photography classes and receive 15% off both enrolments. Discount applies automatically at checkout.
Photographic Lighting Course

<p>Learn to take amazing photos in breathtaking lighting with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/photography">photography short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Lighting

...
$349 Limited inc GST / $262 / $279.20 / $314.10
Enrol in any two Photography classes and receive 15% off both enrolments. Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I had a very enjoyable & productive time. Stephen is a very experienced & knowledgeable photographer & has a very friendly but professional approach. With these qualities, he excelled in engaging us in hands-on learning and articulating the theory of lighting and I felt I gained a good grounding in all the basics of available & applied lighting and made a quantum leap in my ability & confidence. Thank you very much, I feel blessed!

  • said: The tutor is very knowledgeable and I enjoyed the workshop and had a great day. I will be happy to recommend the Sydney Community College for future photography workshops.

  • said: Professionally organised and conducted.

  • said: I really enjoyed the course and thought the tutor was really good. Would have liked to learn more on flash but time was not on our side and there is a lot to cover. This course should definitely have Part II on flash (more advanced) as we didn’t get to practice much and maybe even part III on more advanced lighting techniques, how to pose subjects (family, business, models,) and how to photograph objects (food, products etc).

  • said: The instructor did a great job tailoring the content to the group's needs, concerns and questions. The tutor had all the answers to all our questions - it flowed that smoothly.

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