I am hosting a variety of lighting workshops in Brighton with model (and partner) Jade Lyon. I specialise in narrative based constructed images, creating and lighting scenes usually with a cinematic style. I've worked for both Sony and currently Canon training store staff and customers, whilst personally shooting Nikon! So I can help you regardless of your camera brand. Jade is both a very experienced model and a photographer herself. Not only are we teaching the technical side, but also the model direction and building a rapport with your subjects in order to get the best out of them.

With a maximum of six people per workshop it allows everyone plenty of time to experiment and learn from your mistakes in order to come out with something you can be proud of as well as the skills to recreate it at home. All workshops include some written materials outlining the concepts that we will be covering, with a few example images and the lighting diagram and settings to go with it, so that you have something to refer to afterwards. As well as a model pose guide/ cheat sheet to allow you to get some great shots from the start of any shoot so you and the model can feel more confident.

Unlike many other workshops, we offer something out of the plain white studio space. We spend time hunting for interesting locations that suit each workshop! These locations mean that you come out of the day with unique images.

Workshops are generally held on Mondays. Take a look at the calendar to see upcoming dates for the workshops or other events, or click the workshops to see more details and to book. You can buy a place for a specific date, or just buy it open ended (great for gifts or buying multiple workshops to save money). Most workshops will be held roughly every 6-8 weeks, usually on the last Monday of the month. 


Discounts apply for multiple purchases. Buy more than 1 workshop and use code: MULTI to receive a 10% discount. 


Prefer one to one training?

One to One Training With Model
60.00
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You can book us both with tuition from myself and Jade Lyon as the model for only £60 per hour or save 10% when buying 3 or more hours (use code MULTI). 


Photoshop Training
40.00
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I also offer Photoshop tuition as a one to one session for £40 per hour. This can be to cover the basics up to advanced high end skin retouching. I do not cover compositing (i.e. digital art). Get in touch if you would like to buy 3 or more hours. 


I had the great pleasure of attending Raj’s new Speedlight course today.

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient, Raj is keen for his students to learn properly by guiding them in using their own gear and setting up their own lighting.

Unlike some courses which can have 8 - 10 attendees (just too big) Raj deliberately keeps his numbers small and all attendees today agreed that they could easily duplicate later what they learned today

I have attended other Speedlight courses before and can say this was easily the best. I thus highly recommend both Raj and his courses and look forward to working with him again soon.
— Campbell Digital
I previously attended a studio lighting workshop with Raj and was inspired to return and attend a Speedlite workshop as well.

This session, with Jade Lyon once again in attendance, was equally as good if not better than the first.

Raj’s technical guidance, knowledge and direction was once again superb. The workshop centered around the use of our own gear which is of course a great advantage and incredibly helpful. We covered a vast range of topics in the time available and once again I have come away with a great set of images.

Highly recommended.
— Hugh Davis
Just wanted to say thank you again to Jade and yourself for a very interesting and rewarding day... Credit to you both for creating such a good atmosphere in which everyone felt able to explore ideas whilst learning. I look forward to having an opportunity to work with you again in the future.
— Alan Westbrook
The session started with Raj setting up lights with different modifiers to demonstrate various points; subsequently we moved on to setting up scenes and working collectively to pose the model and arrange the lights. Raj knew his stuff, and his gentle manner and patient explanations made for a very enjoyable workshop. It was well-structured, relaxed but informative and with plenty of opportunity for questions, discussion and practice. Thanks Raj!
— John Horne
Thanks Raj. Excellent workshop and your creativity and knowledge was exceptional. I liked your personal and friendly approach to teaching that also enables the attendee’s to create their own scenes / narrative and dynamically feel a very active part of the proceedings. Brilliant and enjoyable! Recommended!!! Cheers.
— Edward Thomas