Introduction to Lighting


A bundle discount of 15% is available if you enrol in multiple classes. Email for more information.


Lighting is fundamental to photography. It defines form and texture, sets mood and can make or break a composition.

Introduction to Lighting is a highly practical 10-week course that gives participants a solid foundation in lighting techniques for both studio and location work as well as an overview of best practice in WHS.

Through demonstrations and photo-shoots you'll receive a thorough overall introduction to the key principles of lighting, equipment, terminology and techniques used commercially and in contemporary art practice.

Covering the use of available light, tungsten lamps and studio flash, participants will learn to use a range of lighting equipment and standard lighting set-ups including high key light, low key light and three light portraiture.

This course includes two photoshoots with a model and the use of best in industry Profoto studio lights.

Students are required to have a camera with manual controls and to be able to use their camera in Manual (M) mode and be fully conversant with Aperture, Shutter speed ISO and an understanding of lenses (Camera Craft 2 level prior knowledge).

A basic understanding of post-processing in software such as Adobe Lightroom Class or Adobe Photoshop will also be useful for participants.

This course runs at the same time every week over 10 weeks, not including public holidayswith a maximum class size of 8 participants.

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Camera Craft 2, or relevant experience
  • Note book and pen
  • Covered shoes are compulsory
  • Bring your own DSLR or Mirrorless (MILC) camera (charged batteries and memory card). If you are unsure please search your camera brand and model for clarification

  • Please review our FAQ for terms and conditions of enrolment.



ACP Workshop 
at Ted's World of Imaging
317 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Proudly Supported by ACP's Principle Lighting Partner:

Profoto, The light shaping company ™



Image courtesy of and © ACP Student Vassi Dyulgerova, 2013.