Professional Lighting

Through the understanding of lighting and the possibilities of the photographic studio, participants are offered an introduction to the world of professional photographers, while professional sharpen their knowledge on the latest trends of commercial photography. Workshops focus on the use and control of light as an expressive element in photography emphasizing on hands-on training. Students explore all types and conditions of lighting: sunlight, studio flashes, tungsten/led lights and speedlights and they get acquainted with modern practices in commercial, fashion, portrait photography and more. The program is aimed at photographers with the necessary basic technical knowledge who own a digital camera with manual settings.

The school provides the necessary technical equipment and models for the shoots that will take place during the workshops. For each workshop, the option to buy the corresponding book (in English) for further studying is available.

In a hurry to be a photographer? Early entry in all workshops one month before the end of registrations, with a 15% discount.

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Ioanna Chatziandreou

Ioanna Chatziandreou shares with the new generation of aspiring photographers the first steps, methods and secrets of the space they need to start their career in the field of fashion, in a three-day seminar of professional specifications. The students will photograph on a beach in Athens in collaboration with professional models, while the production will include on-set hair & make up and styling curated by the experienced fashion stylist Sofia Tsakiri.

Christos Raftakopoulos

Daylight –natural sunlight- is a photographer’s biggest ally, especially in a country as sunny as Greece. During the workshop, participants will learn how to control and use it towards a portrait of professional standards.

Throughout the history of fashion photography, the portrait holds a special place having inspired creators such as Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel and others. and has application in advertising campaigns, fashion and beauty editorials, but also social media.

The workshop has been designed for those wishing to know the basic principles and techniques of studio lighting for a variety of situations and get acquainted with the equipment used in it. Through presentations and demonstrations the participants will learn the direction and quality of light, the correct exposure and color balance and will be taught lighting techniques applied to the portrait and still life.

Lefteris Siarapis

Still life is an important part of the visual dialogue of fashion, while as a genre it combines imagination with innovative techniques, inspiring photographers such as Irving Penn, Raymond Meier etc. to express their creativity through objects and become pioneering image makers in the field of fashion.

Miltiadis Pantzios

If you’ve ever heard a photographer say “I never use flash, only available light” what they probably mean is “I have no idea how this thing works!”. The seminar refers to the understanding and the creative use of portable camera flash and its accessories.