You can have the most beautiful and natural of glamour models in the studio, perfectly styled and made up, but if you don’t understand glamour lighting you are never going to get the optimum results that see your work published and recognised

 Fundamental rules


Glamour photography obeys many of the rules of classic studio photography, but with a few exceptions particular to the genre. On my course you will learn all of these fundamentals: connecting your camera to studio flash units, effective light metering, and the settings to apply for optimum exposure.


The same but different


Most glamour lighting sets focus on softer lighting than might be commonly applied to studio portraiture. I show you the lighting techniques that allow you to achieve this look. We shoot with classic three lamp lighting sets, and experiment with back lighting for added dimensional and the halo effect. We will also shoot using soft boxes, reflectors and beauty lamps so you get a feel for the specific looks that each of these pieces of equipment can produce, and I show how you can improvise to achieve similar effects without having to rely on expensive camera equipment.


Out of your comfort zone


It goes without saying that glamour photography incorporates a wide range of photography styles, and we will also look at how you can achieve some of the moodier ones. We will create lighting plans and use equipment that enables you to shoot contrasting, atmospheric images. Workshops are your opportunity to learn the skills you need to move your photography forward, so if there are specific lighting skills you want to master, you should feel free to discuss these in advance so that they can be built into workshops, to ensure you get the very most out of the experience.


If you’d like to find out more about glamour photography in London, or are interested in attending one of my Introduction to Glamour Photography courses, please contact me, Mick Capture, on: 07526 439 946 or email me:

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