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HARSH LIGHT WORKSHOP

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. 


ABOVE IMAGES TAKEN AT 1 PM in July.


So what's this workshop?

If you fear inconsistent or "different" and harsh lighting - THIS ONE'S FOR YOU.  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. We'll cover harsh backlit, direct, and reflector techniques so you're confident in any situation thrown at you!


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?


Shooting Class: 

How to overcome your fear of harsh lighting- and use the craziest, harshest of light to your advantage. Video of harsh light techniques (both backlit and direct light), tips and tricks for shooting in this lighting, and footage of a live shoot to see everything in action!

What's included: 
Why it's crucial to master harsh lighting
How I use harsh light to enhance my portfolio
Lighting techniques for direct light, harsh backlit, and using a reflector. 
Footage from a live session- both recordings and voiceover to get a feel for posing and controlling your light in action. 
How to use lighting techniques to create dynamic images with direct light, instead of flat images.
Reflector Techniques- how to use them in different situations, and avoid the chintzy looking photos you're dreading. 
How to avoid pesky shadows and uneven skin tones when shooting harsh light.


Editing Class:

Editing harsh light images in Lightroom (reflector, direct light, and harsh backlit) with a variety of presets. Four different images from beginning to end- each with different presets to teach you how to EDIT, not just how to edit one type of image/preset. 


Order both together for a $25 discount - and exclusive access to a VIP Facebook group where you can share progress, ask questions, and receive first access to new education content! 


"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