About the course

This course looks at how to use natural light to capture beautiful photographs of people. We will begin by using natural window light and then move outside and look at how we can take our photos from snapshots to beautiful photographs without needing lots of lights and expensive equipment.

Using ambient light is both popular and flattering, you can photograph your subjects almost anywhere with minimal equipment.  Learn how to find ideal locations and using reflectors to enhance your photographs.

Using a natural light source is an ideal way to start learning about controlling shadows and adding life to your images.

You will learn to “read the light”, identify locations and how to make people look their best in a photo. We will cover how to work with both adults and children.

In the afternoon we will head to a local location accompanied by a model for you to get practice at identifying locations based on light and background and get experience in how to pose people in a flattering way.

Who is this course for?

With a MAXIMUM of FIVE people per workshop this is perfect for those who know what to step up from taking “snaps” to capturing beautiful photos of people. Learn how to improve your photography and use your camera creatively. You should have a basic knowledge of your camera settings, ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed

It is recommended that you attend the Introduction to DSLR Photography before attending this course

What do people say about this workshop?

Here are some of the things that people have said after attending this workshop:

  • “Really well planned”
  • “Built confidence”
  • “Really enjoyed it and got exactly what I wanted from today”
  • “Really useful understanding the progression from a snap to artistic shot using light”


VenueMilton Keynes
LevelBeginner Level but you should understand all the basic camera settings as well as aperture and shutter speed
Recommended Pre-RequisitesIntroduction to DSLR Photography
Maximum Places5
RefreshmentsTea/Coffee/Soft Drinks included
EquipmentDSLR and Lenses
Cards and Spare Batteries
Pen and Notepad
NotesPlease note that we will be doing a lot of work outside so please bring warm clothes and sensible walking shoes





Typical Agenda
Coffee and Introductions
Light and Shadow
Quality of Light
White Balance
Basic Posing
Putting it into Practice



Contact us for more details.

Dates available

Saturday April 2nd 2022 – Fully Booked

Saturday 23rd July 2022 – £175  – Book Here  (2 spaces available)



Special Offer

Book 2 days – Photographing People and Introduction to Speedlights – 23rd/24th July £300 – Book Here

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