Back to All Events

Studio Lighting 101

  • Pikes Peak Library 21C, Room Studio 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Drive Colorado Springs, CO, 80920 United States (map)

Studio Lighting 101 workshop is a fundamental workshop for learning about flash in a studio environment. If you are ready to start learning about lighting and flash using studio flashes this is definitely a workshop for you!

Fee is $99 per person. You need to know how to use manual mode for this class. 

 This 3 hour workshop includes a model for you to practice.


• Equipment 101 - basics of studio lighting equipment

• Demonstration of lighting techniques for portrait creation

• How to use one studio light (flash) in many different ways

• How to set up the light - height, position, power

• Where to place the light and why

• Camera settings 

• Light modifiers

• Metering light with flash: the two ways of doing it

• Controlling light

If you are getting to the point where you would like to explore studio lighting, this is the perfect introductory class.

After you take this class, you will have a foundation so you can play with studio lights and get ready for other workshops, such as low key lighting, high key lighting, lighting styles, etc.

Requirement to attend the class:

• Basic knowledge of photography. It is a beginner’s class on studio lighting  
• A DSLR camera  
• You need to know how to use MANUAL mode in your camera
• You need to have a standard hot shoe on your camera or an adapter to a universal hot shoe so you can use the triggers that work with the wireless studio flash system I will have in class.

• If your a camera brand is not Canon or Nikon, check your manual (Sony and other brands sometimes are not compatible; they would need an adapter to standard universal hot shoe)

Thank you!

Simone Severo


Earlier Event: February 25
Understanding Manual Exposure
Later Event: April 27
Photography for beginners