Project Description

Creative Photography Studio Lighting with Flash is a practical workshop for all photography enthusiasts wanting to learn how to creatively shoot portraits using flash studio lights.

Learning how to control the light is a hard work, and the whole process could be overwhelming, but it can also be fun and the results fantastic.

Our studio lighting expert Olivier will guide you step by step, showing you how to set up your first light, a second light, add a reflector, and importantly how to get the picture right in the camera. Together we are going to bring you to a new level in your understanding of light, light shaping and emotional response to lighting. You will practice how to get stunning photographs that both you and your subject will be amazed by.

You will also learn how to arrange a shoot, tips about finding models in Switzerland, some posing techniques and how to direct your model to get the picture you want. If you’re planning on setting up your home studio, you will get first hand advices on exact brands and models and where to best order them.

Creative and easy to follow, this course has the right amount of theory and practice, that will enable you to boost your imagination, gain more confidence in a studio environment and bring home some stunning images for your portfolio.

At the end of the day not only you will gain confidence for shooting in a studio environment, but you will also walk away with some great images for your portfolio.

Our most complete course to master studio lighting with flash!

Course Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of photography including aperture, shutter speed, camera lenses and ISO including exposure modes. If you think you might need a bit of extra help, have a look at our Beginners Courses first.
  • Your camera, either a DSLR or a compact equivalent with manual exposure.
    (No camera? No problem. We offer free camera hire during the course, just tell us in advance).
  • Laptop (optional): with trial Adobe Lightroom Classic installed for post-processing exercises.
  • Positive attitude and passion for visual arts 🙂

The first part will explore some theory on studio lighting, light modifiers and all the different types of light setups.

Next will be a guided practice with a model, first with a white backdrop and then with a black backdrop. All these changes will give you the opportunity to gain more hands-on experience with different light schemes and also more variety for your portfolio.

We will end the course with image revision and individual feedback.

  • Fundamentals of Studio photography
  • Gear & safety basics
  • The properties of light
  • Light shaping tools
  • Meet the masters
  • Key, Fill & Rim lighting unleashed
  • 5 easy lighting setups with 1 to 3 lights
  • Creating YOUR VISION
  • Image reviews & feedback
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3 to 6 participants
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7 hours
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CHF 440
Training, materials & snacks
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Money back guarantee


Swiss Photo Club is certified according to the EDUQUA: 2012 standard, the Swiss quality label for continuing education institutions

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