One to One Studio Lighting tuition

One-to-One Studio Lighting

Our private Studio Lighting tuition is for beginner, intermediate and advanced photographers alike. You will learn how to control continuous and flash lighting using daylight, studio lamps and your own camera-mounted flash.

One to One Studio Lighting is delivered by tutors Bill Ling, Andrew Williams or Edward Robinson, highly regarded photographers in the industry. The sessions take place at either Holborn Studios, our Shoreditch classroom where we have a range of studio equipment available, or our East London studio. Alternatively we can arrange for one of our tutors to come and visit you at home or on location, or help you with your own studio setup. Please call us on 020 7729 1936 or email for further details.

Your tutor will be assigned based on his experience in your preferred field, of photography - portraiture, still-life, fashion, children or weddings for example - and the course can therefore be tailored to your needs.


Lighting Techniques:

  • Flash lighting (including flashguns)
  • Balancing flash and constant light
  • Flash metering
  • Incident light metering
  • Reflected light metering
  • Use of Grey Card
  • Controlling light
  • Softboxes
  • Umbrellas
  • Polyboards
  • Backgrounds
  • Continuous Light Source (including daylight)

  • Suggested topics

  • Environmental portraits
  • Isolated portraits
  • Group shots
  • Working with models
  • Using black & white
  • Photographing strangers
  • Model releases/permission

  • Product Photography / Still Life
  • Even lighting / avoiding shadows
  • Reflective objects
  • Black light
  • Basic compositions
  • Invisible string
  • Glass
  • Reflective surfaces

  • Fashion Photography
  • Choosing a location
  • Shooting in the studio
  • Set-building
  • Booking models
  • Building a team - hair, make-up, stylist
  • Developing a style
  • Presenting your work

  • Children
  • Shooting a moving target!
  • Keeping it simple
  • Camera angles
  • Styling
  • Distraction
  • Posed versus candid shots

  • Weddings
  • Formal photography
  • Reportage photography
  • Covering the bases
  • Reconnaissance
  • Be prepared!
  • Presenting your pictures

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    Monday - Friday 10.00-18.004hrs£339Book Now
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    One to Two tuition is charged at 50% extra

    We can also send a tutor to you. Cost is based on your location. Contact the office for a quote


    Holborn Studios

    Tuition with Bill Ling can take place at Holborn Studios in Shoreditch, just down the road from our Shoreditch premises. Please note that an additional charge will be added for studio hire. Please call the office for further details. The nearest tube is Old Street Station or Angel. See Google Map


    ‘My 1 on 1 really helped me to organise my self and taught me how to structure each image I take. Highly recommended for those to want to really advance there skills.’
    ★★★★★  Jon Sharpe

    ‘I booked a three-hour 1-2-1 training session at PCL at very short notice and was delighted with the tuition I received. I came away feeling I had learnt a LOT. If you have any niggling unresolved photography problems then I highly recommend giving them a call and arranging a session.’
    ★★★★★  Nicola Pritchard

    ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the one to one course. The tutor was very knowledgeable and extremely patient. My photography has come on leaps and bounds since then so I am only too happy to recommend.’
    ★★★★★  Steve Currey

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