This is the second instalment of our series of Digital Basic Courses. The Fundamentals of Studio Lighting & Night Photography course provide students with the basic essential knowledge of how to manage artificial lighting.

The course is divided into indoor flash photography and outdoor lowlight flash photography. Upon completion, students will be able to manage most artificial lightings within the studio and outdoor night shoots.

*Pre-requisite: Students are required to know the basics of photography (Digital Basic Course 1), own a DSLR/MILC camera and a tripod. Please bring along a DSLR/MLIC camera for the first lesson.

Course Details

Duration: 4 Lessons, 2 hours per lesson

Venue: 30 Selegie Road, Selegie Arts Centre

CourseFees       :
$190/member, $230/non-member (for advance payment)
$200/member, $240/non-member (payment on course start date)

*Please make payment to confirm your place in the course.

Call us at 6334 3361 for information on payment and booking.

Current Class Schedule

*Note: Course will commence when at least 4 students have registered for the course.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1:

  • Introduction to Studio Lighting
  • Managing Lighting and Effects
  • Studio Portrait Lighting Techniques
  • Products & Still Life Lighting Technique

Lesson 2:

  • Built-in Flashlight and External Flashlight
  • Guide Number, TTL and E-TTL
  • Sync Speed
  • Rear Curtain Sync
  • Flashlight Technique
  • Bounced
  • Light Modifiers
  • Multiple Flashes
  • Outdoor Portrait with Flashlight

Lesson 3:

  • Introduction to Night Photography
  • Aperture Influence At Night
  • Shutter Influence At Night
  • ISO Influence At Night
  • Metering
  • Exposure Compensations
  • Usage of the Different Modes
  • Long Exposures
  • Night Portraits With Flashlight

Lesson 4:

  • Critique and Course Review


Upon completion of the course, students are required to submit a set of 6 x S8R/8R printed photographs for assessment. The instructor will brief students on the submission criteria. Only successful submissions will be awarded a course certificate.