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Advanced Fashion and Beauty Lighting - Jon Gray

Event info

POSTPONED - We will be contacting all those who have already booked to facilitate a transfer or refund ASAP. Thank you for your patience.

This workshop is limited to 5 participants and will give the photographer a real experience of the pressures of setting up studio lighting and directing a model with limited time. By the end of the day you should feel confident with the skills you have gained to progress to doing this on your own.

Each photographer attending the workshop will choose a subject listed below. Tutor Jon Gray, will be assisting and advising you on setting up, positioning the lighting, choosing modifiers (attachments) taking exposures and directing the model.

A time slot will be allocated to each photographer including shooting time with the model.  Each photographer will also have a limited time to shoot each others sets.

Your Choice of Subjects:
Fashion, Beauty, Creative Editorial, Portrait or Hollywood (Black & White)  

Please let the RPS know which area you wish to photograph as soon as you have booked, this can be done via email to 

Time Slots:

9.30 – 10.45
11.00 – 12.15
12 .30 – 1.45
1.45 – 2.15 Lunch
2.30 – 3.45
4.00 – 5.15

Each subject will require you to decide on what lighting attachments (modifiers) would be suitable to achieve the desired effect. All sets will have a choice of black, grey or white backgrounds. The equipment is supplied, including boom stands. Jon will be on hand for help and advice.

Attachments available: large and small soft box, beauty dish, grid light diffuser, strip grid boxes and grid dishes.

Simple Beauty portrait:
Attachments available: large and small soft box, beauty dish, grid light diffuser, strip grid boxes and grid dishes.

Hollywood style Beauty:
Attachments available: large and small soft box, beauty dish, grid light diffuser, strip grid boxes and grid diffuser.

Editorial Fashion
If you choose this subject area you can have a more creative approach to the choice of lighting modifiers and the styling of the model.


Lighting attachments (Modifiers) what they do and what they are used for.

  • Beauty Dish : Generally gives of a soft effect  suitable for beauty style lighting main light.
  • Large and Small Soft Box: Very similar effect to the beauty dish but gives off a flatter image also suitable for fashion.
  • Grid Light diffuser: This attachment is used as a main light suitable for more creative beauty style images harsher effect then a soft box and beauty dish.
  • Grid Strip Boxes: Suitable for Fashion full length and also lighting back grounds. lights a larger area!
  • Grid Dish Attachments: Mostly used for creating mood on the background and also can be used as a main light, it is much harsher effect and not recommended for beauty.

Image © Jon Gray

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Location: Nearest train stations: Swanley or Eynsford (pick up service available).

By car: Exit jct 3 M25 and follow signs to Farningham

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


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