Fashion Lighting & Portrait Workshop with Seán Jackson

  One Day Workshop - Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm

© Seán Jackson

*New Date* Saturday 21st March 2020 (7 places left)

Time :: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where :: The Gallery of Photography’s LightRoom and Temple Bar Area

Cost :: €160 (€150 Gallery of Photography Members)

‘A highly enjoyable experience and one I would recommend to others’ Phil

‘Sean is an excellent teacher’ Marianne

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 give you a foundation in developing your own intuitive light language.

Photography by Seán Jackson

The workshop also explores direction and how to create a free space of flow between the model/subject and photographer.

Photography by Seán 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. 

Photography by Seán Jackson

Discover how to work with the sun and sky from different perspectives to create various effects and moods. Get a feel for studio lights, reflectors, scrims and blocks.

Photography by Seán Jackson

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 so we can help consolidate understanding of shutter speed, aperture and ISO in relation to varied lighting.

This will be a great addition to your portfolio. 

Photography by Seán Jackson

Photography © Seán Jackson

Tutor Bio:

Seán 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.



Where does the course take place? This workshop is held in the Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Photography by Seán Jackson

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.

Photography by Seán Jackson

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

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