Lighting Fundamentals & Techniques

Course Title: Lighting Fundamentals and Techniques


This course is designed to deal with the fundamental rules and concepts of internal and external lighting. Light is not only limited to enlightening objects, it also involves the aesthetic and visual composition. With all that a visual piece of art full of dramatic and expressive power is created. However, to do so, one must learn several artistic tools in addition to the technical knowledge of equipment such us types of lights and their characteristics and effects be that inside a studio or outside it.


This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of lighting principles, techniques, and equipment used in various fields such as photography, videography, film production, and event management. Participants will learn how to effectively use lighting to enhance visual aesthetics and convey emotions in different contexts.


At the end of the course, participants should:

  • Understand the concept and methods of internal and external lighting.
  • Lighting the location having a single camera or several ones.
  • Respecting the filming restrictions without neglecting the lighting.
  • Perceiving the dramatic, aesthetic and psychological dimensions of lighting.


In Person

  • Real-world examples and case studies.
  • Practical assignments and exercises to apply learned techniques.
  • Live Q & A sessions with experienced TV presenters.
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration through discussion forums.
  • On-camera practice sessions for hands-on experience.


Module 1: Introduction to Lighting

  • Importance of lighting in visual storytelling
  • Basic terminology and concepts in lighting
  • Understanding the role of lighting in setting the mood and tone

Module 2: Properties of Light

  • Understanding the nature of light and its behavior
  • Color temperature, intensity, and direction of light
  • Quality of light: soft vs. hard light

Module 3: Types of Lighting Equipment

  • Overview of lighting equipment: continuous vs. strobe lighting
  • Different types of light sources: tungsten, fluorescent, LED, natural light
  • Exploring lighting modifiers: softboxes, reflectors, umbrellas, diffusers

Module 4: Three-Point Lighting Setup

  • Key light, fill light, and backlight: their roles and placement
  • Achieving balance and dimension in lighting setups
  • Adjusting lighting ratios for desired effects

Module 5: Lighting Techniques for Photography

  • Portrait lighting setups: Rembrandt, butterfly, loop lighting
  • Still life and product photography lighting techniques
  • Outdoor and natural light photography considerations

Module 6: Lighting Techniques for Videography and Film

  • Lighting setups for interviews, documentaries, and narrative scenes
  • Cinematic lighting techniques for enhancing storytelling
  • Managing continuity and consistency in multi-angle shots

Module 7: Lighting for Event Management

  • Creating dynamic lighting for live events, concerts, and performances
  • Using lighting to transform event spaces and enhance ambiance
  • Practical considerations for safety and logistics in event lighting

Module 8: Lighting Design Principles

  • Understanding lighting design for architectural spaces
  • Emphasizing focal points and creating visual interest with light
  • Balancing aesthetics and functionality in lighting design

Module 9: Creative Lighting Techniques

  • Silhouettes, rim lighting, and high-key/low-key lighting
  • Using colored gels and creative effects to add drama and atmosphere
  • Light painting and long exposure techniques

Module 10: Lighting Control and Set Management

  • Techniques for controlling and shaping light
  • Setting up and managing lighting equipment on set
  • Addressing challenges and troubleshooting common lighting issues

Module 11: Lighting and Mood

  • Understanding the emotional impact of different lighting choices
  • Using lighting to convey emotions, themes, and narratives
  • Case studies of famous films and photographs showcasing effective lighting for storytelling

Module 12: Future Trends in Lighting Technology

  • Exploring advancements in LED lighting technology
  • Smart lighting and automation in modern lighting setups
  • Sustainable lighting practices and energy-efficient solutions


  • Quizzes and assessments on each module
  • Lighting setup projects: Practical exercises to demonstrate various lighting techniques
  • Lighting design project: Creating a lighting plan for a specific context (photography, videography, event)


Upon successful completion of the course and assessments, participants will receive a certificate in “Lighting Fundamentals and Techniques.”

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  • In Person
  • 3-4 OCT. 2023
  • ₦‎55,000.00
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