Studio Lighting Class

a young woman is photographed using studio lighting

An example of a photo done using studio lighting

Join professional wedding and portrait photographer Bruce Clarke for a hands-on photography class that will provide you with the opportunity to learn studio lighting from basic set-ups to advanced configurations, equipment and techniques.

Learning to photograph in a studio environment can seem a daunting task. This class is designed to demystify the studio equipment and provide you with hands-on opportunities to gain an introduction to studio lighting and techniques.

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Your Instructor for Studio Lighting

Bruce Clarke profile photoYour instructor for the class will be Bruce Clarke.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Bruce received his first camera when he was about 9 years old. It was a Konica C35 film camera – a gift given to him by friends visiting from Japan. As soon as he picked it up and put his eye to the viewfinder, he was hooked.

Bruce’s love for photography grew and he really started to pursue it as a serious hobby when he lived in Japan for a few years in the mid-90′s. Although he didn`t understand the first thing about f-stops, aperture, depth of field, or ISO settings, everyone kept telling him that he had a good eye for photography and they encouraged him to pursue photography at a professional level.

Bruce is a professional event, wedding and portrait photographer. He focuses primarily on wedding and event photography but also enjoys portrait and commercial photography.

Along with this studio lighting class, Bruce also teaches the Wedding Photography Class, the Lightroom for Photographers Class, as well as our Off Camera Flash Class which makes him quite knowledgeable in lighting techniques.

In addition to running his photography business, Moments in Digital Photography, Bruce is also the Director of Content for the popular website and podcast This Week in Photo with Frederick Van Johnson.

Together with his wife Sarah, Bruce loves working with clients to tell their stories with his camera. His love of travel and thirst for knowledge has given him the opportunity to photograph some of the most spectacular places on the planet. Most recently, they visited India & Nepal to photograph a wedding and do some travelling with their cameras.

What You Will Learn

  • Studio set-ups
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Backdrops and props
  • Hot lights versus strobes
  • Mono Lights versus Speed Lights
  • Metering in studio
  • White balance
  • Basic portrait set up
  • Essential modifiers
  • Key light, fill light, hair light
  • Overview of light sources
  • High key lighting
  • Low Key Lighting
  • Creating mood with light
  • Controlling the background
  • Gels and accessories for modifying backgrounds
  • Grids, Spots, cutters, gobos, mirros and more

an example of studio lighting

What to Expect

  • 12 hours of classroom instruction
  • Multiple sessions to photograph models using studio lighting set-ups
  • Hot lunch on both days
  • Certificate of completion
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants


Equipment Required

  • DSLR with an external flash hot shoe
  • Formatted memory card
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Class Location


  • $300 Canadian Dollars (plus tax).
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Phone 780-669-1261