New to portrait photography? Wanting to start shooting with studio lights? Want to improve you studio lighting skills?

We have two great courses available for you in association with Broncolor and Chris Burfoot ABIPP ARPS from the RPS.

The first course will take place on Saturday 1st April and is aimed at beginners to studio photography. The second course will take place on Sunday 2nd April and will be covering more advanced studio techniques.

Both these courses will be held at The Manger Barn in Lacock, Wiltshire.

To book your place please click on the options below:

Beginners Course - £75 - Book Now >

Advanced Course - £125 - Book Now >

2 Course Package - £175 - Call us to book

SPECIAL OFFER - If you purchase a Broncolor Siros kit you can book a space on one of the courses for FREE*!

Please give us a call if you would like to book the 2 course package on 01453 548128. Each course is limited to 12 spaces so get your place booked today!

*subject to availability, T&Cs apply.

  • Beginners Course details:

    Saturday 1st April 10:00 – 17:00

    Location: Lacock, Wiltshire

    Tutor: Chris Burfoot ABIPP ARPS

    Model: Hannah

    Course Content:

    Welcome Coffee/Tea introductions

    Buying studio flash & how it works

    Demonstration of Controls & Features

    (Each set up will include a practical session with your own camera)

    Basic Lighting Set-up with one Light & Metering

    Adding a second light – Balancing lights

    Lunch Break

    Adding a third Light – Background lights

    Hard Light – Soft Light – Controlling Contrast

    Simple Beauty Lighting 

    Lighting a White Portrait background

    Interesting lighting – Time permitting

  • Advanced Course details:

    Sunday 2nd April 10:00 – 17:00

    Location: Lacock, Wiltshire

    Tutor: Chris Burfoot ABIPP ARPS

    Model: Hannah

    Course Content:

    Welcome Coffee/Tea introductions. 

    Buying studio flash & how it works

    Demonstration of Controls & Features

    Softboxes Size & shapes


    Using a Softbox as a background


    Beauty Lighting – Beauty Dishes & Triflector

    Lunch Break 

    Mixing flash & Daylight High Speed Sync 

    Special Effects Movement/Freezing

    Full Length White/ Lifestyle Photography

Chris's Bio

Chris has worked in the world of professional photography for virtually all his working life. He attained his associateship of the Master Photographers association some years ago. Then went on to do the same in the Royal Photographic Society, the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and most recently with the British Institute of Professional Photographers. 

As well as running his own very successful photographic studio and working for several high-end lighting manufacturers, he has been running training courses for many years.

Chris runs the RPS lighting courses and is in fact their longest serving lecturer.

Delegates report that his courses are some of the best they have attended and really like his relaxed, informal and easy to understand method of teaching.

Currently Chris is also the UK Sales Manager for Broncolor lighting. 

Further Details & Requirements:

Course requirements: Delegates will require a suitable camera DSLR/Mirrorless with full manual control and a hot shoe. High Speed sync with Canon/Nikon/Sony Cameras.

Address: Manger Barn, 1 High Street, Lacock, SN15 2LQ

Map: Click here >

Parking: You can park in the Red Lion Car Park which is found opposite the barn.

Cancellation policy:
Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another course less than 14 days prior to course start date. Clifton Cameras reserves the right to cancel a course 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

Terms and Conditions for Special Offer

  1. The offer is subject to availability of places on choosen course.
  2. To book your place please leave a comment in the 'Customer Comments' section on the order and specify which date you would like to attend. We will confirm your place by email.
  3. This offer is for one place on one of the courses. If you would like to book the other course in addition please give us a call.
  4. The offer applies to the following Siros kits:
    • Siros 400 L WiFi / RFS2.1 + Flash Bag 1.1
    • Siros 400 L WiFi / RFS2.1 Outdoor Kit 2
    • Siros 400 S Expert Kit 2 RFS2.1
    • Siros 800 L WiFi / RFS2.1 + Flash Bag 1.1
    • Siros 800 L WiFi / RFS2.1 Outdoor Kit 2
    • Siros 800 S Expert Kit 2 RFS2.1
  5. Return/Cancellation
    1. If the Siros kit is returned under our 14 working day policy before you attend the course your place will also be cancelled. You can opt to keep your place by paying for this in full.
    2. If your have attended the course within the 14 working day return policy the value of the course will be deducted from the refund of the kit.
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