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Studio Lighting for Portraits


Average class size: 8 people

Upcoming Classes
Date and time Duration Presenter Space
Saturday, 20 February 2021 - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Limited Places Only

about 7 hours Chris Bowes Limited Places Only

Discover what it takes to take a great portrait. We'll teach you what equipment you will need and how to control light in a studio environment.

This workshop is complete with a hands-on photo shoot allowing you to put theory into practise. We'll take you through this process from start to finish, guiding you through a shoot with a live model and providing you with the skills to set up your own studio.


Upon completing this course, you will understand:

  • Camera settings for flash photography
  • Common lighting set-ups
  • Speedlight vs Studio Lighting/Strobe – which is better?
  • Using reflectors, umbrellas and softboxes
  • How to sculpt light using modifiers
  • Selecting and Setting up backdrops
  • Photographing & directing a subject 
  • Useful accessories for portraiture

The school can be contacted on 03 9672 2309 or


Our COVID 19 Measures:

 At michaels media school we strive to create a fun and engaging environment in the classroom. To ensure our students have the best experience possible we have put the following safety measures in place:

  • Classes will have a maximum of 8 students
  • 1 student per desk
  • A minimum of 1.5 metres in between desks
  • Hand sanitizers and antibacterial soap located in the classrooms
  • All equipment will be sanitised before class

What you can do:

  • If you are displaying symptoms please contact us, we will be happy to reschedule your class.
  • Maintain social distancing - be aware of your surroundings and allow 1.5 metres between other students, teachers and team members.
  • Wash your hands/use hand sanitiser before entering the classroom or touching any equipment - we have hand sanitising stations outside and inside the classroom as well as an interior basin.