Summer Campus: Workshops

Home » Programme » Studio Lighting Workshop for contemporary art photographers
Studio Lighting Workshop for contemporary art photographers


Light is the language of photography and all good photographs depend on it for their expression.
In this two day workshop you will learn to move beyond just thinking about ‘light as exposure’ and more about ‘light as expression’. You will become aware of light as an integral part of the language of photographers working in visual art practice and commercial photography.
We will look at unusual sources of lighting inspiration and trends and styles in art, movies and TV lighting. Students are encouraged to bring along examples of their own photographs for discussion. Some of the work includes:
– Learn technical information about using studio lighting.
– Design lighting plans and diagrams
– Use Kino flow, flash and tungsten, and more unusual sources of light.
In this hand-on practice we will use gels, gobos, white and black card, and silks to control light. We will practice on still life, portrait or small room sets. You will start to develop your own personal philosophy of lighting for photography or film.
“The opposition between light and shade has Informed the spiritual world of all peoples”
Ernst Cassirer, Polish Philosopher, 1874-1945.

Info

Places are limited to 8 students so early booking is advised. Cost €130.00
Centre For Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2.
Dates: 16 & 17 July 11.00 to 17.00
00353 (0)17995416
info@cfcp.ie

About the Tutor

Mike O’Toole graduated from The University of Westminster where he received an MA in Photographic Studies. He has lectured part time on the BA (Hons) in Photography at IADT for four years and established The Photographer’s Workshop to offer training for photographers and artists. His work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveller and The Washington Post and has won several international awards including a Silver at the Aop, Archive, Communication Arts and the International Photographers Awards. In July 2010 he was a speaker at the Seminar: New Frontiers, New Territories, Photography in Contemporary Spain at the Instituto Cervantes Dublin. His project The Shrinking Horizons of Childhood received an Honorable mention in the 2010 Bernice Abbott Photography Awards.

3 Comments to Studio Lighting Workshop for contemporary art photographers

  1. I am wondering if there are places left on this course?

  2. PIF 2011

    Mandy, contact The Centre for Creative Practices. They will confirm availability.

  3. Just to let people know that this weekend’s workshop is full but… we have added a new one on 30 & 31 July with Mike O’Toole so if anyone would like to book on that one please go to http://www.amiando.com/PUVGVRS.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.

Quick Listing:

Find out what to do and where to go today,
all in one quick list:
What's on Today


Get the festival catalogue

You can buy the festival catalogue online and have it posted to your desired address. Just choose the postal area that defines your location.
Festival Catalogue

We recommend:


Other events of interest