Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian
CREDIT: © Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian

The Art of Lighting - Creativity Live 13

Event info

NEW - moved from 2nd May.

Keen to understand lighting techniques that take your photographs to another level?

Want to build your understanding of lighting types, and have access to a toolkit to use across lots of different types of images?

In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll show you lighting techniques professionals use to make their work distinctive - how to shape, reflect and place interesting lighting into your photographs - so they immediately stand out from the pack.

This workshop is for you if:
You feel like you need to build your lighting skills

What will you learn?

How lighting really is the paint in your image, and how most images never take full advantage of it

Learn lots of different creative lighting styles, using examples of lots of past and contemporary masters of photography

Get set mini projects to help practice and build your lighting capability, across every genre of photography

A detailed checklist of what to buy, what it does - and things you can use at home that do the same job - for free

What is Creativity Live?

Creativity Live is a series of workshops designed for those without a formal education in photography. Heavily visual, with plenty of examples, we take a show-not-tell approach to teaching, guiding you step-by-step through the more creative elements of photography; so you understand how to make your work stand out, see behind the scenes how the best images are made, and build your confidence - and ability - to take your photography forwards.

View the whole series at this link


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, it contains the Zoom joining link and passcode. If you don't receive it, please email  

Jon will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop notes - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop:

Tutor profile 

Jon Cunningham, is a professional photographer and founder of award-winning creative education company, Creative Escapes. His work has been published in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Country Living and more, shot 7 books for Penguin and Dorling Kindersley, taught photography internationally across 16 countries, mentored dozens of photographers from beginner to professional, and is the author of ‘Teach Yourself : Your Complete Photography Course’ (Hodder). 

Image: © Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian.

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


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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