top of page

Comprehensive Studio Lighting 

Photopia photography School is hosting this introduction to Studio Lighting workshop with fashion & Beauty photographer Abd-allah Sabry.

Whether you shoot portraits, products or fashion, learning lighting is essential. After all photography is light. This 5-day workshop will take your photography skills to the next level. Learn how to read light, know about studio flashes, light modifiers and more. Practical demonstrations allow the students to build the confident needed when using studio lights for any shoot.


This is a rich 5-days workshop for start-ups: 


Day 1 (Theoretical, 4 hours):

• -Quick recap on how the Camera works.

• -Exposure Variables

• -Introduction to Studio Environment

• -Qualities of light


Day 2 (Practical , Theoretical, 4 hours):

• -Setting up Studio

• -Light shaping modifiers

• -Gear and how it works

• -Lighting Patterns

• -Light setups using one/multi light/s

• -Low key vs. High key


Day 3 ( Practical , 7 hours )

Team project (with a professional model)

• -practical demonstration

• -Creative lighting techniques

• -Contrast and separation

• -Portraits in Classical setups

• -Low key vs. High key Product shots


Day 4 (Practical , 7 hours)

• -Project/Assignment for the students.


Day 5 (Theoretical, 4 hours)

• -Project Evaluation

• -Critique Session

• -How to read light

• -Setting up your own studio

• -What to buy/where to buy

• -How to develop your Portfolio


This workshop is for confident beginners.


Abdallah Sabry was born and raised in Alexandria. He studied art for five years at faculty of Art education in Cairo where he specialized in photography, with a strong interest in fashion. 


During University, Abdallah honed his photographic skills undertaking fashion field for several years then started archaeological documentation for the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE). As head of Photography for ARCE. 


Throughout his time in Luxor, Abdallah continued to pursue his interest in fashion by photographing seasonal campaigns for clients such as Mobaco Cottons and magazines covers (Enigma-Insight). Since leaving ARCE in 2014, Abdallah has turned his attention to pursuing a fashion and advertising-focused career as a partner of 35mm Creative Studios for 9 month then started running his own studio BLACK STUDIO. 


He has worked with clients such as Philips, TeData, Deana Shaaban, Giezelle Couture, Hany el Beihary, Pace e luci, Ahmed Fishawy, Dhafer LAbidine and Nadia Khairy. Abdallah is based in Cairo.

bottom of page