Photography studio assistant course

Course Dates: 04/10/24 - 18/10/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Kean Street Photography Studio
This is a course for students looking to take their first steps into commercial photography. This is a practical workshop-based course that will enable you to work with photographic studio equipment and software appropriate to a commercial photography workflow.
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Photography studio assistant course
  • Course Code: VY120
  • Dates: 04/10/24 - 18/10/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Kean Street Photography Studio
  • Tutor: Ed Gregory

Course Code: VY120

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Fri, day, 04 Oct - 18 Oct '24

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

You will learn how to use a commercial photography workflow safely and build your confidence. The course will cover an introduction to studio and location practice and lighting. You will also learn about digital workflow including shooting tethered (camera connected directly to a computer) saving and backing up files and creating client ready files for web and print.

What will we cover?

- Commercial practice
- Studio and location lighting
- Image colour management
- Professional photography digital workflow from image capture through file delivery to image storage.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Setup and dismantle studio lighting
- Describe a range of lighting modifiers and their purpose
- Take an accurate flash meter exposure reading
- Create and select a custom white balance
- Photograph using tethered image capture
- Output images for web and print in a professional workflow.
- Back up files for long term storage.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course in commercial photographic practice. It is not a beginners course in photography. There is an expectation that you are familiar with the manual controls of your camera and have basic computer skills.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with short talks, demonstrations, handouts and hands on group practice in our dedicated photography studio and in the local environment (weather permitting). One to one support will be provided where needed. The course also uses Google Classroom (an online teaching resource) for you to share comments with your class, download course material and upload images for group crits.
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Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You may wish to bring your own camera. During the hours of the class you will be provided with all equipment, high end Nikon and Canon cameras and lenses, tripods, lighting, light meters, tethering cables and Apple laptops complete with Adobe creative cloud (Photoshop and Lightroom) and Capture One software.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The City Lit has a vast range of photography, video, animation and image software courses. Please browse the web site for inspiration.

Ed Gregory Tutor Website

Ed Gregory is a multi-talented Entrepreneur and photographer. As the owner of Edwin James photography and Picturesnap photography, Ed has over 32 years of experience in Hair and Beauty, Fashion, commercial photography, as well as family portraiture, events, and high-end wedding photography. Each of the businesses covers different aspects of this portfolio. He is an expert in shooting in Natural light, Mixed-light, and studio lighting and holds full professional qualifications with the MPA, BIPP, and the Guild of photographers. Ed's photographic and award-winning retouching and image-making have received accreditations and awards by all of the above national and international governing bodies mentioned. Teaching and Learning are a massive part of Ed's Life, and he feels it's essential to pass on knowledge. His background in education started in 1998, delivering HNC photography to London Students. Joining the CityLit team was a natural progression that has allowed him to give back some of the fantastic knowledge and experience he has accumulated over his long career. Software expertice in retouching using - Photoshop - Lightroom - Creative Cloud

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.