Creatively Simple Lighting Workshop with Jake Hicks

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Creatively Simple Lighting Workshop with Jake Hicks

Start
March 7, 2020 10:00 am
End
March 7, 2020 5:00 pm

£299.00

I’ve been working on this workshop for many months now so I’m super excited and very proud to finally announce this brand new addition to my lineup of popular training events. My new Creatively Simple Lighting Workshop was born from a desire to try and debunk a common misconception about creative lighting in that great images are the product of having multiple lights and tons of expensive gear. Sure, you can get some fantastic images with a lot of shiny new photo gear but it certainly isn’t a prerequisite to capturing eye-catching and engaging imagery that will hold your viewers attention.

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Creatively Simple Lighting Workshop

I’ve been working on this workshop for many months now so I’m super excited and very proud to finally announce this brand new addition to my lineup of popular training events. My new Creatively Simple Lighting Workshop was born from a desire to try and debunk a common misconception about creative lighting in that great images are the product of having multiple lights and tons of expensive gear. Sure, you can get some fantastic images with a lot of shiny new photo gear but it certainly isn’t a prerequisite to capturing eye-catching and engaging imagery that will hold your viewers attention.

This workshop will show you how to take phenomenally creative photographs that revolve around having a lot lighting skill, not a lot of lighting gear.

The 3 fundamental lighting principles

During the course of this day-long workshop I aim to equip you with the tools to master creative lighting with limited gear by using 3 basic lighting principles. The 3 fundamental lighting rules that I’ll be explaining on the day can be applied to any lighting situation, with any number of lights, plus they’re applicable to both flash as well as natural light. It’s with a mastery of these 3 things that will enable us to produce incredibly creative lighting but with only one or two lights and a little imagination.

Three barriers currently holding your creativity back

One of the key reasons I was moved to write this workshop was because over the years of me delivering my other lighting courses, I was continually asked the same three questions.

1. I don’t own any strobes, so can that setup you’ve shown us be achieved with speedlights?

2. I only have two flashes, can that technique be achieved with only a two head kit?

3. I don’t have access to a studio, is it possible to achieve this lighting in a small space like my home?

Everything I teach at this workshop will be achievable with speedlights, it’ll be possible with only two flashes and it’ll all be achievable in a small space like your home.

So not only will I be providing you with the skills to master lighting with limited gear but I’ll also be providing ideas on how to think creatively with your lighting gear too. I’ll offer DIY alternatives to modifiers and light shapers that are available on any budget so there really is no excuse to not see an immediate and marked improvement in your lighting.

Want to take it to the next level

If you’re one of us who already has multiple lights and wants to take it to the next level, I’ll also be showing you how to turn some of these simple two light setups into more advanced and dynamic setups with three and four lights too.

So no matter what level your at with your lighting, I really feel this workshop has something for everybody.


Absolutely loved it! Once in a lifetime experience. Jake is a great instructor who keeps you hooked to the subject. And the studio offers a great coffee 🙂

-A. Andreeu


The Creatively Simple Lighting Workshop Agenda

As with all of my workshops, these are training events not simply portfolio builder days. My aim is always to empower you with the skills to leave on the day and create these images on your own. So everybody will not only leave with a ton of outstanding images from all of the setups we’ll be learning and shooting on the day but you’ll also walk away with the knowledge of how to recreate them in your own shoots too.

10:00am – Introductions

A little about your photographic journey. Where you are now and where you want to be so I can equip you with the skills specific to your needs.

10:30am – Theory

All of my lighting is built on a fundamental understanding of what is happening with light and how it interacts with everything it touches. It’s at this stage where I’ll discuss the three fundamental lighting principles that we’ll be using for the rest of the day and I’ll do this via a presentation that all attendees will receive in the form of a PDF after the event. That way, you don’t miss a thing from scribbling down notes.

11:30am – Setup 1 – The Power of the Single Light

This will be simplest setup of the day but don’t let this single light setup fool you into thinking it’s unimpressive. This setup, if done correctly, can be achieved in minutes and produce outstanding results, each and every single time.

12:15pm – Setup 2 – Two Light Pastel Glow

Next, I’ll show you how the addition of a second light can dramatically change the shot to create something completely different. This is a powerful setup as this really shows you the true power of creativity and how it can be wielded very quickly and efficiently to create dramatic portraits head shots.

1:00pm – Lunch

This is usually a working lunch but I’ll be on hand to discuss any questions you might have as we take a break and grab some food that will be provided by the studio.

1:30pm – Setup 3 & 4 – The Pastel Look

Things will start to get a little trickier in the afternoon as we ramp up the skill level and dive into some brand new pastel gelled lighting techniques. If you’ve attended any of my workshops before, you’ll have no doubt noticed we cover several gelled lighting setups. This new workshop doesn’t simply reuse those techniques with pastel coloured gels, in this setup I introduce a completely new way of shooting with gels to achieve those stunningly beautiful and soft pastel tones. I will explain a base two light version of this technique and then we’ll build on that by adding a third and fourth light to show you how it can be developed further.

3:15pm – Setup 5 & 6 – Coloured Shadows

For the final two setups of the day, we’ll switch gears completely from the previous pastel look and explain how to achieve razor sharp shadows in a studio. This is yet another simple but incredibly effective technique once you’re aware of how this lighting works. We’ll be applying what we learnt in the mornings theory session to craft these last two looks and firstly I’ll show you the two light coloured shadow and then we’ll switch it up and show you how to create the more advanced three light, dual coloured shadow look.

4:30pm – Final Questions

In this last half hour I’ll take the time to wrap everything up, tie it all together and ensure that everybody leaves with a complete understanding of everything discussed throughout the day. Everybody will walkaway fully equipped to recreate everything we’ve learned.

Plus: I’ll also create a Facebook group for all workshop attendees so that I can provide feedback on your future shoots using these techniques to ensure you’re getting the results you want.

5:00pm – Beer 😀


A great facility and a fantastic workshop. I would recommend without hesitation!-P. Loch


PLUS: All attendees on the day will receive a pack of my Shoot-Thrus!

This is my brand new creative product and it’s only available exclusively to workshop attendees.

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Each pack will contain 5 individual Shoot-Thrus

  1. Cubist
  2. Fractal
  3. Spectrum
  4. Hex
  5. Crystal

Every attendee on the day will receive a free pack of my Shoot-Thrus to keep and take away.

Shoot-Thrus are exclusive to Creatively Simple Lighting Workshop attendees.

Where will the new workshop be held?

The Creatively Simple Lighting workshop will be held at Amersham Studios. I’ve hosted nearly all of my workshops at Amersham studios over the years as it’s a perfect space to hold all day training events of this size. Amersham is on the London Tube network and provides easy links for a lot of my international attendees, plus the studio manager also provides complimentary pick-ups and drop-offs at the local station if you’re arriving via public transport. Amersham studios will also be providing us with lunch, coffee and snacks throughout the day as well.

Also if you’re planning on traveling and staying over the night before, the studio owner has tons of useful info on the best places to stay locally too. Once you’ve signed up he can help you with any questions you might have.

 


Outstanding eye opening knowledge with unlimited lightbulb moments.

-R. Beattie

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