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“Not only does she explain all the types of light including color, but how to shoot in them. It's full of videos, visual examples and troubleshooting tips as she walks us through. I can’t begin to describe how much it helped my photography and control.”
5 CHARACTERISTICS OF LIGHT
Did you know all light has the same 5 characteristics? Understanding these 5 characteristics will allow you to analyze, adjust and manipulate any lighting situation.
DIFFERENCES IN LIGHTING SET UP
There are many ways light can hit your subject. Learn how to use the most commonly found types of light, and how each will affect your outcome. Learn how to analyze, choose, and manipulate the light to achieve your desired result.
HOW TO SHOOT DURING HIGH NOON
Learn how to create beautifully lit photos, even during high noon. Fear no more when you have to do outdoor portraits at 1pm. This chapter will show you several ways to troubleshoot and manage the harsh light, and create gorgeous portraits during a time most photographers dread.
NAILING YOUR EXPOSURE
Whether you shoot digital or film, learn how to use both your in-camera meter and hand-held meter to nail your exposure in all lighting situations.
THE MINIMALIST PHOTOGRAPHER
Achieve perfect light with minimal gear, and a quick and easy set up! Learn when and how to use artificial light in simple and effective ways, as well as when to use continuous light vs strobes. Find the right lighting combo to acheive your desired look.
FLASH VS. NATURAL LIGHT
All light, natural and artificial, behaves the same way. Light is light! The 5 characteristics of light also applies to flash and strobes! Learn how to create natural looking light with flash and strobes!
SETTING UP YOUR FLASH
Learn the four variables that will affect your lighting outcome and nail your exposure every time. Explore the advantages of on and off camera flash so you can pick the perfect set up for what you're shooting.
THE STUDIO PORTRAIT SET UP
Lets set up your studio! Learn a couple of my favorite lighting setups, including two one-light setup that is perfect for even small studio spaces! These are my quick and easy go-to recipes.
FLASH FOR WEDDING
Nail your next low-light wedding with beautiful detail photos and portraits, even inside dimly lit rooms. Learn how to use your flash to make creative photos on the dance floor.
THE MAKING OF A PHOTO
Watch me troubleshoot a few lighting situations, from studio portraits to dragging the shutter. Learn to resolve bad ambient lighting, harsh flash, blur/motion, and how to make strobes look more like natural light.
HOW I CREATED MY SIGNATURE STYLE WITH LIGHT
Lighting can either make or break an image. Whether you prefer shooting outdoors with natural light, or indoors with a flash, how you use light will define your style! Beautiful and consistent lighting is the key to an elevated and more memorable brand.
Early in my career, I struggled to execute my vision. Sometimes I got lucky given the right circumstances, but I was unable to consistently deliver the dreamy effect I wanted when the lighting changed. By mastering light, I was able to create my signature look every time and it is how I distinguish my brand, even in a market as saturated as Los Angeles. I am so excited I can share my knowledge so you can master light too!
Who is this course designed for?
Anyone who wants to consistently create more beautifully lit photos, using natural and artificial light, with minimal gear and setup.
How long is the course?
With over 40 videos and 170 minutes of content, each course is sorted into well-defined chapters for easy reference. Included are demonstrations from me on how to recognize and troubleshoot real life lighting obstacles. I cover everything you need to know so that you'll feel confident handling any lighting situation!
How long do I have access to the course?
Once you purchase a course, you have lifetime access to it. Each course is broken down into bite-sized lessons so that you can refer back to the relevant lessons before your shoots!
Caroline Tran is an internationally published wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer. Her work can be seen on the cover of books and magazines, and in various print publications. She speaks, mentors, and teaches, while balancing being a mom to two young boys.
Caroline’s lighting techniques are a game changer. She keeps it incredibly simple, showing how you don’t need to invest in expensive equipment to achieve that perfectly lit up setting. Caroline’s training is so resourceful, and would resonate with photographers at any level.
-Angelina Obritsch of Average Jane
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