Photography & Lighting: In the Studio

Dragon Education
Hands on Professional Learning in Photo Video and Media
Students will learn how to manipulate light & mood to create the desired effect. This is an overview of studio photography and incudes portraiture and still life photog...
Target Audience
Teachers that have a good knowlage of exposure and how a camera works and want to learn about studio photography and lighting.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of studio lighting. Whether for portrait or still life, in the studio, students will learn how to manipulate light and mood to create the desired effect. In-class demonstrations cover the unique properties and use of strobe equipment and continuous light sources, such as tungsten and LED lighting, as well as diffusers, specialized reflectors, focusing elements, and light shapers. Students learn to consider the direction of light, proper exposure, and lighting’s effect on contrast and color balance. We also examine the properties of various lighting conditions and color temperature, including mixing daylight with artificial lighting. There will also be Classroom excesses to take back to your school for both still life and portrait photography.


Teachers that have a good knowlage of exposure and how a camera works and want to learn about studio photography and lighting.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 04/06/2021 Northern Sydney Places available $350 + GST Enrol Now



30 minutes

Going through what we will be covering in the day and asking participants about their photography backgrounds to help focus the course to there needs.

Different lighting types and how they affect the image.

30 minutes

Looking at the differences between Florecent, Tungsten, HMI, LED and strobe lighting. Covering the colour temp, CRI, TLCI, Flicker, intensity, flexibility as well as the Pros and Cons of each.

Understanding lighting modifiers.

1 hour

We will be experimenting with umbrellas, softboxes, and grids, students will become familiar with light-control devices, such as fresnel spots, and beauty dishes, including the Mola, snoots, and 3-D reflectors.

Still life photography in the Studio

1 hour and 30 minutes

Using some provided props and anything you may have brought with you for this session, we will start taking photos and looking at the options when lighting a still life. this will be a multi-light setup and will cover high key and low key photography styles.

Photographing people in the studio

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session, we will take what we have learnt and start layering up the image. This means starting with one light and adding more to get the look we want. We will also look at other image and look at how they were shot. at the end of this session you should have images that you can edit in lightroom.

Lightroom and review

1 hour

Taking the images that we shot during the day we will start to develop them in lightroom. We will also cover how to shoot tethered. this is a quick look at the development part of lightroom and will not cover the entire program but only the development section. we will look at how we can manipulate the image and what we can do to get a better image in-camera.

What To Bring

Bring your camera to take your own photos and your Laptop if you want to actively participate in the lightroom development portion.
There will be some cameras on-site but using yours will give you a better understanding of your equipment.

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About the team

Dragon Education


The team behind Dragon Education and Training have over twenty years of experience working with teachers, students, and schools to provide imaging solutions. Dragon Education and Training was created in response to the demands of teachers for whom the most valuable resource is knowledge. Teachers want to know how and why they want to understand and to use their understanding to help them deliver better outcomes for their students. Teachers also want to be engaged in order to feel that their professional learning is valuable to their school, their students, but most importantly to themselves. As available technologies continue to emerge and transform the way we do things, both in the classroom and in the real world, it is important to remember that knowing what the technologies are and how to use them is only a small piece of the puzzle; what is far more important is understanding why.

All of Dragon’s courses and programs are developed and presented by teachers for teachers, and they aim to address both the how and the why in order to make your professional learning: Relevant, Accessible, Hands-On & Applicable