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Lighting portraits with Matt McHugh | A Wex led masterclass

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Lighting portraits with Matt McHugh | A Wex led masterclass

Tuesday 25th February, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Join Matt McHugh for a day exploring, in-depth, the realms of lighting. From studying the basic setups to exploring the accessories that can take your images to the next level, this workshop will ensure you have the skills to start studio shooting at home.


10:00am: Introduction to camera setting, demo of soft and hard lighting.

11:00am: Getting hands-on shooting in our Wex studio setup with a professional model.

11:30am: Looking at soft-side light with soft boxes and panels to experiment with the look of your portfolio shots.

12:00am: Beauty lighting and exploring your lighting options with a variety of accessories

1:00pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Exploring over-head lighting and the effects of reflectors. We will show you how to achieve a variety of different looks when shooting in a less-than-ideal environment.

2:30pm: Diving into three-point lighting setups, the classics of lighting and light meters

3:30pm: Working with what you have - one light setup with grid followed by a short Q&A.


The expert

Matt’s been working in photography retail for over 10 years. His study in photography includes GCSE in photography, A Level and my 3 year HND study in photography. I enjoy portrait and studio lighting but I have also photographed many concerts including Rihanna to Pearl Jam. Rihanna I have photographed 7 times. I have also assisted on a few set including Vikings the TV show, Matt has a real passion for image creation and portraiture he loves to share.


You will need:

-          Your DSLR/mirrorless camera

-          Memory card

-          Spare battery

-          Lunch


Wex Photo Video

Wex Photo Video

Established in 1997, Wex Photo Video has helped over 800,000 photographers and videographers achieve their goals. Wex’s dedication to service, expertise and customer satisfaction is underpinned by competitive prices and the largest range of any UK photo and video retailer, with over 19,000 products. The website is complemented by a specialist Customer Contact team, Showroom and extensive online content. Customers can contact Wex seven days a week by phone, email, live chat, social media or in person.