How to overcome your fear of lighting- and use the craziest of light to your advantage. 

Do you panic when shooting outside of golden hour?

DON'T WORRY. You're not alone, I did too. First look at three pm? FORGET ABOUT IT. That used to send me into a complete and utter panic- I needed golden hour or overcast skies to complete my images. Flash forward to now, I live for midday lighting. I love harsh lighting. I'm bored at golden hour, and I look for any chance I can to introduce harsh light back into my client's galleries. I want to help you do the same. 


So what's this workshop?

If you fear inconsistent or "different" and harsh lighting - THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. We'll be shooting both a model, and a couple waaaay outside ideal lighting time. We'll be shooting in an open location 3-4 hours outside of that beautiful, creamy light you usually like. We'll walk through how I trouble shoot "nasty" lighting, how I pose my couples to gain the best perspective and lighting possible, and how I use my lighting to portray a specific mood and dynamic. 

 This image was shot nearly 4 hours prior to sunset. 

So why?

If you're going to be any sort of wedding, event, or portrait photographer, you need to learn how to master lighting. Shooting hours prior to sunset? Great. This image on the left was shot at 2:30 pm. It's time to create dreamy, creamy, imagery regardless of the lighting you're provided. You shouldn't panic when shooting outside what you've been told is "ideal" lighting time- you should be excited to create unique imagery!

So what are the details?

August 6th 2018 just outside SLC Utah- We'll be shooting at a location with no open shade, no tree's to hide behind, nothing but open space and harsh light. Session will take place in the morning. We'll be working on direct light, harsh backlit, and reflector techniques with couples and individual models. 

Editing class that evening in SLC.

One bridal session, one editorial couples session. 

In case of inclement weather that prevents our harsh lighting, we will still be shooting and editing on the 6th to accommodate out of town attendees. We will be shooting natural light/artificial lighting to still practice techniques. All attendees will receive a copy of the online workshop if harsh light is unavailable that day. 

Pricing? What's included?


$450 - 24 spots available. If all spots are filled, there will be four different sets to shoot so attendees will be split into four groups who can rotate without being overwhelmed by others. We'll cover direct and backlit harsh light techniques, as well as with reflectors. How to pose in harsh light, use lighting to fit your mood/brand, etc.  


$350 - Only 12 spots available so we can spend time one on one going over techniques. We'll be going over harsh lit images with a variety of presets, to show how to use all tools at your disposal in Lightroom to work with harsh light. If attending the editing class, we highly suggest attending the shooting class in the morning as well so you have techniques across the board. Harsh light skills are crucial with both shooting and editing!

If you'd like to sign up for both, you'll receive the online workshop for FREE once it's been released. Payments for in person classes can be split into two 50% payments with a $30 fee (per class)- second payment is due 10 days before.

Not able to make it to Utah? No worries. You can preorder an online workshop seat (How to Shoot Harsh Light, editing not included) for $350 HERE

"This girl is so knowledgable about light, business, and making couples look SO GOOD. My sessions run so much smoother now that I know what she has taught me... THANK YOU EDEN!"

-Chelsea Fabrizio

So how do I book? SIGN ME UP. 

Complete the form below and we'll get your invoice sent over to officially reserve your spot! Don't wait- I'm SO excited to help you change your business. 

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