Photography - Studio Lighting and Image Editing

3.3
3 opinions
  • Regarding the course, I feel that there are always new skills to be learnt, and different ways to do things. As I went with an open mind, it paid off quickly, as I was shown new lighting techniques, then did hands on practice, and was able to see the end result, which was very satisfying. The photo editing then enabled me to tweak my images, and Mike guided me each step of the way. Looking back on the course now, I realise just how much we covered in the time set aside. It's definitely value for money in my opinion.
    I would definitely recommend Mike Lester Photographer to photographers of all levels. Mike is very friendly and his studio is inviting and is there to create fantastic results. I feel that the course structure was aimed at the right level for me, and Mike tailored it to suit my purpose. I did plenty of research into course providers, and with limited offerings in Ireland, I checked out in great detail Mike's course, and I was not disappointed, as it fulfilled my expectations. And afterall, it's not that far to the Leeds area.
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course from the outset. Mike and his model Laura helped create a fun yet informative experience, and from it I was able to learn new techniques. I plan to practice the elements of the course, and hopefully achieve the results Mike has had, as seen on his website. I would highly recommend Mike Lester Photography to anyone wanting to learn new skills, or brush up on existing ones.
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  • Before actually describing Mike Lester’s studio lighting & image editing training day, the first thing to be pointed out is what happens before. Mike is happy to exchange several emails to gain an understanding of the requirements of the individual. This allows him to customise the day for your own requirements & unlike other training days, tutorials are always delivered on a one-to-one basis. Mike & Diane’s numerous years of experience are consistently demonstrated throughout the day. Explanations about lighting are delivered simply, with things being built up from a basic start through to more creative options. Mike is happy to answer all questions fired at him & Diane’s input as the model is also invaluable as she is more than able to contribute to the learning of the photographer by continually explaining the situation from the model’s perspective. Although only so much can be explained in 2 hours, the Photoshop Elements tutorial takes you from an unedited image, through different editing techniques to a completed image, which can be included in your new portfolio. The final thing to point out is that you don’t just leave knowing what to do, you also leave knowing how to go about putting your new skills into practice. The advice given by Mike & Diane also includes practical advice in how to start out operating on your own as an amateur photographer. A very worthwhile day for anyone looking at studio training & image editing. Paul, York
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In Leeds

£ 135 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Workshop

  • Location

    Leeds

  • Duration

    1 Day

Description

Manual Camera settings - using your camera to full effect in a studio setting Use of studio lighting - choice of appropriate lighting, lighting set-ups, backgrounds, etc Digital editing - Basic digital editing using the images taken in the studio session.
Suitable for: All photographers wanting to learn how to use studio lighting and edit the images to best effect.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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591 Meanwood Road, Meanwood, LS6 4AY

Starts

On request

To take into account

Digital camera - preferably DSLR

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Opinions

3.3
good
  • Regarding the course, I feel that there are always new skills to be learnt, and different ways to do things. As I went with an open mind, it paid off quickly, as I was shown new lighting techniques, then did hands on practice, and was able to see the end result, which was very satisfying. The photo editing then enabled me to tweak my images, and Mike guided me each step of the way. Looking back on the course now, I realise just how much we covered in the time set aside. It's definitely value for money in my opinion.
    I would definitely recommend Mike Lester Photographer to photographers of all levels. Mike is very friendly and his studio is inviting and is there to create fantastic results. I feel that the course structure was aimed at the right level for me, and Mike tailored it to suit my purpose. I did plenty of research into course providers, and with limited offerings in Ireland, I checked out in great detail Mike's course, and I was not disappointed, as it fulfilled my expectations. And afterall, it's not that far to the Leeds area.
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course from the outset. Mike and his model Laura helped create a fun yet informative experience, and from it I was able to learn new techniques. I plan to practice the elements of the course, and hopefully achieve the results Mike has had, as seen on his website. I would highly recommend Mike Lester Photography to anyone wanting to learn new skills, or brush up on existing ones.
    |
  • Before actually describing Mike Lester’s studio lighting & image editing training day, the first thing to be pointed out is what happens before. Mike is happy to exchange several emails to gain an understanding of the requirements of the individual. This allows him to customise the day for your own requirements & unlike other training days, tutorials are always delivered on a one-to-one basis. Mike & Diane’s numerous years of experience are consistently demonstrated throughout the day. Explanations about lighting are delivered simply, with things being built up from a basic start through to more creative options. Mike is happy to answer all questions fired at him & Diane’s input as the model is also invaluable as she is more than able to contribute to the learning of the photographer by continually explaining the situation from the model’s perspective. Although only so much can be explained in 2 hours, the Photoshop Elements tutorial takes you from an unedited image, through different editing techniques to a completed image, which can be included in your new portfolio. The final thing to point out is that you don’t just leave knowing what to do, you also leave knowing how to go about putting your new skills into practice. The advice given by Mike & Diane also includes practical advice in how to start out operating on your own as an amateur photographer. A very worthwhile day for anyone looking at studio training & image editing. Paul, York
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100%
5.0
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Nigel Colmer

0.0
02/10/2010
What I would highlight: Regarding the course, I feel that there are always new skills to be learnt, and different ways to do things. As I went with an open mind, it paid off quickly, as I was shown new lighting techniques, then did hands on practice, and was able to see the end result, which was very satisfying. The photo editing then enabled me to tweak my images, and Mike guided me each step of the way. Looking back on the course now, I realise just how much we covered in the time set aside. It's definitely value for money in my opinion.
I would definitely recommend Mike Lester Photographer to photographers of all levels. Mike is very friendly and his studio is inviting and is there to create fantastic results. I feel that the course structure was aimed at the right level for me, and Mike tailored it to suit my purpose. I did plenty of research into course providers, and with limited offerings in Ireland, I checked out in great detail Mike's course, and I was not disappointed, as it fulfilled my expectations. And afterall, it's not that far to the Leeds area.
What could be improved: Having to finish and head back home, would be what I liked least. I felt I was really getting to grips with the hands on lighting and photo editing, and if I had more time I would have stayed on.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Nigel Colmer

5.0
02/10/2010
What I would highlight: I thoroughly enjoyed the course from the outset. Mike and his model Laura helped create a fun yet informative experience, and from it I was able to learn new techniques. I plan to practice the elements of the course, and hopefully achieve the results Mike has had, as seen on his website. I would highly recommend Mike Lester Photography to anyone wanting to learn new skills, or brush up on existing ones.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Paul Meier

5.0
05/06/2010
What I would highlight: Before actually describing Mike Lester’s studio lighting & image editing training day, the first thing to be pointed out is what happens before. Mike is happy to exchange several emails to gain an understanding of the requirements of the individual. This allows him to customise the day for your own requirements & unlike other training days, tutorials are always delivered on a one-to-one basis. Mike & Diane’s numerous years of experience are consistently demonstrated throughout the day. Explanations about lighting are delivered simply, with things being built up from a basic start through to more creative options. Mike is happy to answer all questions fired at him & Diane’s input as the model is also invaluable as she is more than able to contribute to the learning of the photographer by continually explaining the situation from the model’s perspective. Although only so much can be explained in 2 hours, the Photoshop Elements tutorial takes you from an unedited image, through different editing techniques to a completed image, which can be included in your new portfolio. The final thing to point out is that you don’t just leave knowing what to do, you also leave knowing how to go about putting your new skills into practice. The advice given by Mike & Diane also includes practical advice in how to start out operating on your own as an amateur photographer. A very worthwhile day for anyone looking at studio training & image editing. Paul, York
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Teachers and trainers (1)

Mike Lester

Mike Lester

Tutor

Course programme

A complete day's workshop at our studio in north Leeds with Diane, our resident and experienced model . The day will offer:

  • a 2 hour shoot in the morning, with tuition on studio lighting. Diane will be your model and offer all styles from fashion to lingerie. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to use lighting to full effect, get some great shots for your portfolio and gain experience in the studio setting.
  • 2 hours in the afternoon, learning photoshop techniques....developing your skills and confidence to allow you to get the very best from your work. And...you'll leave with a selection of shots ready to post on your portfolio.

We'll even throw in a light lunch and refreshments.

Studio and Photoshop

Or.......if you want to concentrate on your studio lighting skills....

Three hours Studio Only

Sessions are delivered on a one to one basis and will be tailored to meet your experience and knowledge. Each session will focus on areas that you, as the 'student', wish to concentrate on.

Diane is a mature model with many years experience. Personal feedback from shoots has been highly positive.....so I am sure that you'll find her very helpful and photogenic. She also has unlimited patience......so you can take your time whilst learning.

Additional information

Payment options:

Studio and Photoshop - All for just £135 Three hours Studio Only - £99


Comments:

All workshops are 1:1 held regularly throughout the year on Fridays or Saturdays


Students per class: 1
Contact person: Mike Lester

Photography - Studio Lighting and Image Editing

£ 135 VAT inc.