Fashion Lighting & Portrait Workshop with Seán Jackson

  One Day Workshop - Saturday 11.00am - 5.30pm

© Seán Jackson

Saturday 8th June 2019 (FULL)  Time :: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

*New Date* Saturday 27th July 2019 (now booking) Time :: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where :: The Gallery of Photography’s LightRoom and Temple Bar Area Cost :: €150 (€140)  Gallery of Photography Members)

Colours are made of light. To work with colours, one must work with rays of light.” Edvard Munch

This one-day, practical workshop will explore the important role of lighting for portraiture and facilitate you with an understanding of light sources, qualities and textures, as well as the basic technical skills for using studio lighting to aid you in developing your own light language.

Sean Jackson workshop in action, photo by Ishmael Claxton

Participants will look at the relationship the camera has with light and how they communicate, so it would be best if you have some experience using manual mode on an SLR.

Photography by Séan Jackson

You will put what you learn into practice by getting to shoot portraits with studio set-ups in the gallery, as well as outdoors, and finish the day with a presentation of the work. This will be a great addition to your portfolio. 

Fashion Lighting workshop, working with daylight, image by Ishmael Claxton

Learn how to use professional studio lights. Discover how to work with the sun and sky from different perspectives to create various effects and moods. Get a feel for reflectors, scrims and blocks. Learn how to direct a model under different light sources. Consolidate understanding of shutter speed, aperture and ISO in relation to varied lighting.


Photography by Séan Jackson

Tutor Bio:

Sean Jackson is an Irish photographer based between Dublin and Milan and collaborates regularly in Ireland & internationally with quality fashion brands, design houses, agencies and stylists. His work has featured in The New York Times, Dazed, I-d-Vice, Thread Magazine, The Gallery of Photography and RHA among others. Seán is a regular lecturer of photography at Istituto Europeo di Design in Italy.

Sean Jackson workshop in action, photo by Ishmael Claxton



Where does the course take place? This workshop is held in the Gallery of Photography LightRoom, which is located on the top floor of our building in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Sean Jackson workshop in action, photo by Ishmael Claxton

What do I need to bring? A DSLR camera: To get the most from this course you will need to bring a camera suitable for use with studio flash, a fully charged battery, charger & memory card. Please note: we do not provide cameras for course participants. Feel free to bring some samples of work that inspires you (preferably hard copies). Notes and guidelines will be available for you, but you may find it useful to bring a notebook and pen.

Sean Jackson workshop in action, photo by Ishmael Claxton

How do I book a place? In order to secure a place we advise that you book well in advance as places are heavily oversubscribed. You may book by calling into the Gallery in person, or by telephone. We regret that we cannot accept bookings by email ­ please telephone to check availability of places. To book / for further information please call us on 01­ 6714654

Sean Jackson workshop in action, photo by Ishmael Claxton

All of our courses are run by experienced tutors, in an inspiring setting. The Gallery of Photography is Ireland’s leading photography centre and it is located in Dublin’s cultural and creative quarter, Temple Bar. Come, learn and create. We limit our courses to small groups to ensure you have the opportunity to develop your individual style. If you become a member of the Gallery of Photography you can receive a course discount, and avail of all of the other benefits year round.

Terms and Conditions: Places are booked only on receipt of full course fee which is non refundable. The Gallery reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course if necessary. The Gallery does not accept responsibility for injury to individuals or any loss or damages to property or personal possessions. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin