Learn to light like never before!


This full-day Studio Photography workshop is designed to take your studio photography to a whole new level. Learn different lighting techniques and set-ups, learn high-key and low-key lighting, beauty lighting and so much more with the aid of a model and professional gear.


The day includes:


  • Elinchrom lighting
  • Umbrellas, softboxes and beauty dish
  • Light meter
  • Diffusers and reflectors
  • Wireless triggering equipment
  • Backdrops
  • In-studio shot viewing and feedback
  • Professional model


All you need to do is bring your camera! (OK, and probably your lenses, tripod, sd or cf cards, batteries, chargers etc, etc, but you get the idea…)


Some of the lighting set-ups we will be doing include:


  • Rembrandt lighting
  • Butterfly lighting
  • Short lighting
  • Broad lighting
  • Split lighting
  • High-key lighting
  • Low-key lighting



Plus a few more amazing 3-4 light set-ups that can and will blow your mind! 


We will be shooting this Gold Coast studio photography workshop at my space at The Station, 45 Nerang Street, Southport – the Gold Coast’s creative business hub. The day also includes lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and coffee and snacks all day.



Andrew’s professional photography has featured in numerous campaigns for many leading Australia’s brands including Swisse. Andrew has worked with many of Australia’s leading celebrities and athletes: Delta Goodrem, Formula One star Mark Webber, Sonia Kruger, Timomatic, Ricky Ponting, Shelley Craft, Ashley Hart, Lleyton Hewitt, James O’Connor, Master Chef”s George Calombaris, My Kitchen Rules chef Karen Martini, Israel Folau, Olympic basketballer Liz Cambage, Bondi Vet Chris Brown, AFL commentator Tom Harley, Justice Crew and many others.


The philosophy of these photography workshops, courses and classes is simple: to finish the day a much more accomplished, passionate and skillful photographer than when you started.



  • DELTA 1
  • ASHLEY 1
  • JESS
  • ASHLEY 2
  • MARK
  • DELTA 2
  • TIMO
  • LIZ

"Saturday was awesome, and Toni is fantastic. I am wrapped with the images I got!"

Dean M

"Lighting with Andrew Thurtell session, it was a great experience!"

Petra H

"Head might be swimming with new information but another fantastic day spent with Andrew!"

Sam T

"Awesome day shooting with these two beautiful Models at the Thurtell Photography Portrait workshop!"

Karina B

"Had a fabulous day with a group of eager photographers obsorbing everthing Andrew threw at us yesterday! Thank you Andrew for a great day, came away with a new understanding and passion for light. :)"

Dianne B

"Love being a part of Thurtell Photography's workshops. I am always blown away by what, often beginning photographers, can achieve under some awesome guidance."

Annabelle S

"Thanks for the workshop, it was amazing to learn from you and watch you work. I'm really happy with the way my photos turned out, it was so hard to work it down to those four. I hope I did them justice in editing!"

Matt B

"Just wanted to say thank you for the workshop on Saturday, I really enjoyed myself! Your style of teaching kept me interested throughout the whole day and it was a joy to to see someone so passionate about their work and wanting to share their knowledge. I absolutely loved learning learning about my camera and couldn't believe how the skills I learnt in one day made such a difference."

Stacey G