Introduction to Advanced Photographic Lighting


  • Understand the basic concepts of lighting
  • Learn to see the light in nature
  • Learn how to choose light sources to suit your subjects
  • Learn how to modify your own light or flash to suit the subjects you shoot
  • Understand how to place lights to suit different subjects and shapes

Course Duration

  • 3 Classes
  • 4 hours x 3 (12 hours of teaching & training )

Course Description

  • All classes are interactive multimedia experiences
  • Hands on training on all the scenarios taught in the class
  • 02 students per station
  • Lights, shooting table & the subjects will be provided by IME for all the lighting classes
  • Certificate of participation will be awarded to participants with 100% attendance

Intended Audience

  • For those who want to understand the ‘why’ of photographic lighting and begin to explore photographic lighting

Medium of Instruction

  • English

Course Schedule

  • Sunday 12 March 2017- 1400 - 1800 - Royal College Union Skills Centre

Required Equipment

  • A DSLR or a Modern Mirrorless Camera
  • A laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed
  • Lights will be provided by IME


Why learn lighting

  • Reasons behind learning lighting
  • Concepts behind a good image and how ‘lighting’ helps
  • Difference between light & ‘lighting’

Light Sources

  • Basic theory behind light sources
  • Creating different light source with a single light
  • Classification of light sources, their importance and practical usage

Placing Lights

  • How to place lights to suit different subjects
  • The science and art of placing light sources to suit different subjects
  • Sculpting with light 

Measuring Light

  • Controlling the light amount
  • Measuring light
  • Concepts behind lighting ratios

Light and the Subject Types

  • Factors determining subject appearance
  • Managing reflections
  • Controlling highlights & shadows

Lighting up a Human Being

  • Concepts behind a portrait
  • Lighting up a human face
  • How to do a head shot


Educational/Enrolment Requirements

  • Prior participation in Basic or Advanced Course by IME, Or
  • Proof of competency in areas of basic camera handling and exposure

Getting the best out of this course

  • As in all other courses by IME, we expect students to spend 2 hours on homework for each hour spent in the class
  • Participation in all classes is expected to get the best out of the course and 100% attendance is required for the certificate of participation
  • We expect participants to have equipment as described in the course overview section

Enrolment Process

  • A limited number of students will be enrolled per class
  • Positions are given on first come first serve basis
  • Students need to choose a payment option and must make a payment to secure a placement


Course Fee: Rs 19,800.00 (Rupees Nineteen Thousand and Eight Hundred)

Making Payments

  • Payments can be made in person, to our bank account or via credit card (this option is currently being developed)
  • A reference number is required to deposit money to our bank account and should be stated on the deposit slip
  • Reference numbers can be obtained by contacting our Registrar or filling out the following form

Contact Numbers

  • 011 309 4300
  • 077 415 1065
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