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HARSH LIGHT WORKSHOPS

online courses dedicated to helpING you overcome your fear of lighting and LEARNING HOW TO use the craziest of light to your advantage.

 
 
 
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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.  

 

BELOW IMAGES TAKEN AT 1 PM IN JULY.

 

So what's in this workshop?

If you fear inconsistent or "different" and harsh lighting, this one’s for you.  We'll walk through how I troubleshoot "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 do I need this?

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! 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!


 
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 LET’S GET STARTED!

 

ONLINE SHOOTING COURSE

Includes video of harsh light techniques (both back lit and direct light), tips and tricks for shooting in this lighting, and footage of a live shoot to see everything in action.

TOPICS COVERED: Why it’s crucial to master harsh lighting • How I use harsh light to enhance my portfolio • Lighting techniques for direct light, harsh back lit, and reflectors • Footage from a live session — recordings and voiceover to get a feel for posing and controlling your light in action • How to use lighting techniques to create depth • How to use reflectors for different situations • How to avoid pesky and unflattering shadows

ONLINE EDITING COURSE

discusses editing harsh light images in lightroom (reflector, direct light, harsh back lit, and harsh overhead light through greenery) with a variety of presets.

includes four different images from beginning to end — each with a different style of preset to teach you how to edit, not just how to edit one specific style.
*Curves will not be covered.

 
 

Want ‘em, need ‘em, gotta have ‘em both?

Click here to order both courses at a $25 discount!