The ‘One Light’ Lighting Workshop


Learn how to create beautiful lighting anywhere – with only one light.

Workshop Dates

Saturday 20 March 2021


Group Size

Workshop is limited

to 8 persons

Workshop Price

$295 per person

Workshop cost includes professional models

Master the art of creating beautiful light at this full-day lighting workshop. With the gear you already have.



What You’ll Learn.



While photographing professional models I’ll guide you through how to re-create my Top 6 lighting styles using both a studio light and your speed lite.


With each lighting set up we’ll first create it with and studio light and learn how to shape and modify the light and get the correct look and exposure. We’ll discuss the use of soft boxes, grids, reflectors, diffusers and which is the right one for the job and why. No won’t need to own any of these, as I’ll supply them all. (Think of it as try-before-you-buy!).


And then we’ll do the same then using a your speedlite so you can create the same lighting style anywhere, anytime – in your home studio or on location. Yes, you’ll be able to shoot these outdoors on location as well with off-camera flash.


We all have a speedlite so I’ll also guide you through getting your camera and speedlite communicating properly. 

The Lighting Styles.







Lighting Diagrams Included.



From gorgeous beauty lighting to a typical corporate headshot, you’ll be amazed what you can achieve with JUST ONE LIGHT.


But wait, there’s more!


You’ll also receive a PDF with a comprehensive lighting diagram for each setup showing light position, lighting angles, reflector positions, distance markers and lighting modifier type.

What You Need.



All you need is your camera and lenses, your speedlite (flash) and a wireless speedlite trigger / transmitter.


If in ANY DOUBT, please ask me here to confirm what you have is right.


Everything else I will supply: 

Softboxes, Umbrellas, Reflectors, Diffusers, Light Stands


Get to know and learn what works for you and is practical for your kit before you go and buy it (by using mine!). 

This is the best ‘bang-for-your-back’ workshop I’ve ever created and I’m so excited to be running it for the first time. It utilises the gear you already have with the skills you need to be able to create beautiful, professional lighting anywhere, anytime.

More helpful stuff


Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea

Four professional models – two for the morning session and two for the later session

Further 20% Discount on future workshops

On location tuition and instruction from Andrew Thurtell


A basic understanding of camera settings, apertures, shutters speeds and ISO is recommended in order to do this lighting workshop.


From Dean:

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

Portrait Photography Workshop, February 2016

From Katrina:

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

Portrait Photography Workshop, June 2016

From Annabelle:

 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.

Travel Photography Workshop, January 2017

Andrew’s professional photography has featured in numerous campaigns for many leading Australia’s brands.


Andrew has worked with many of Australia’s leading celebrities and athletes: Delta Goodrem, Formula One star Mark Webber, Jessica Mauboy, Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson, Hawthorn AFL, Shelley Craft, Ashley Hart, Lleyton Hewitt, Master Chef”s George Calombaris, My Kitchen Rules chef Karen Martini, Wallaby Israel Folau, Olympic basketballer Liz Cambage, Bondi Vet Chris Brown, Olympic Gold medallist Sally Pearson and All Blacks captain Kieran Read.


In addition recent campaigns include the Swisse-Scudera Ferrari campaign shot in Maranello Italy, Ricky Pointing in Mumbai, India and Toshiba Medical.


You can explore my work on my advertising and campaign photography page.


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.