Essential Lighting Course

Lighting, the fundamental concept of photography. This simple yet powerful tool defines form and texture, creates mood and can make or break a composition if you don’t understand it well.

The objective of this photography lighting course is to provide a solid foundation of the visual and technical skills necessary to pursue and appreciate photography further. This course covers all aspects of photography involving natural light, available light, external camera flashlight, and studio strobe light.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Understand the basic technical aspects of lighting, camera settings, light ratio, continuous/flashlight, hand-held light meter, exposure control for different lighting effects. You will also learn to interpret in-camera reflected light meter readings, identify and make correction in the areas which need to be addressed, communicating and pose your subject.

This vital course is composed of three crucial photography lighting courses; Studio Lighting, Creative Flash Photography, and Natural Light Portraiture Photography.

Our training program embraces a three-part format which includes theory, application and review/critique. The sessions are a mixture of classroom, studio and outdoor for the optimal learning experience.

Course Coverage:
      • Intro to studio photography lighting
      • Camera flash vs studio flash
      • Quality of lighting
      • Light ratio
      • Light modification
      • Light sculpting
      • Lighting key roles
      • 3 lights technique
      • Mixing flashlight with ambient light
      • Portrait lighting techniques
      • Multiple flashlights for more varied angled
      • Transform an ordinary scene into a studio backdrop
      • Natural lighting sculpting
      • Choice of lenses
      • Common mistakes
      • Planning the shot
      • Location utilization
      • Body Language
      • Directing
      • Demo
      • Hands-on
      • Critique & discussion

Requirement: Essential Foundation Photography, Intermediate Photography, Basic Photography Course or equivalent, any digital cameras with manual mode with a hot shoe mount, and at least one external flashlight.

Course Fee:

$2100/ 6 sessions/ 2 hours per session

For inquiry and more info about the course outline please contact us at or WhatsApp us at +65 8133 5134

About Trainer:

This course is designed and conducted by award-winning photographer and photography mentor Alan Lim of School of Photography Singapore. Alan has been a professional photographer for nearly 30 years, his work has been showcased and published on numerous sites which some can be seen below: