The next course dates for the Photographers’ Assistant course will be 16th October. Bookings are now being taken so please give us a call or email us now.
Single day course
Are you a recent graduate? Or currently on a photography degree course? Do you need more studio experience or are you looking to get assisting work but don’t know how to set up a 2 point light set-up? Maybe its time you took the Garage Studios Assisting course. This course is strictly for college/university students or very recent graduates.
This is a one-day course split into two parts: Part one will focus on the role of being a photographer’s assistant and introduce you to studio equipment and everything you will find yourself needing when working on a shoot; while part two focuses on how to use studio lighting and a basic introduction to setting up lights and light metering.
The course will be taught by Kevin Mason’s lighting assistant Natasha Alipour-Faridani. Natasha graduated in 2006 with a degree in photography from Brighton University and since then has been assisting and working as a commercial photographer. She has been an assistant at Garage Studios since the studio was founded in 2008 and prior to that has assisted on a variety of photo shoots, as well as on film sets and music videos, with some of the best cinematographers and photographers in the industry.
We have aimed to keep the course low cost but informative; preparing you for everything you will need to enter the world of assisting.
- Introduction to Natasha’s experience as an assistant
- What a photographer seeks in an assistant
- Introduction to studio equipment
- A break down on studio lights and modifiers
- Setting up a studio light
- Light metering
- In depth explanation of the different qualities of the lights and the modifiers used for each
- A break down of lighting jargon
- Conclude with a basic lighting set up for a portrait
- Image storage
You don’t need to have any experience of studio lights to do this course although it is for recent graduates and college leavers only.
We can have a maximum of 15 people on each session and the full cost will be £35
To book your place or to find out more information click here to get in contact with us.