SAY NO TO BAD LIGHT!
Do you cringe when you have to shoot in the harsh mid-day light?
Wish you could shoot in poorly lit rooms and make it look good?
Want to create natural looking light using flash?
Are you intimidated by flash and strobes, especially off-camera flash?
Want to consistently nail your exposure (even with flash)?
Ready to create consistent lighting all throughout the day, rain or shine?
MASTER NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL 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 on in my career, I struggled with executing my vision. My photos were not as dreamy as I had hoped. Sometimes I got lucky given the right circumstances, but I was unable to consistently deliver when the lighting changed. It became my mission to really understand how light worked, and to be able to recreate my signature look every single time. Mastering light is how I distinguished my brand, and stood out even in a market as saturated as Los Angeles. I am excited to share with you my knowledge so you can master light too!
IS BAD LIGHTING HOLDING YOU BACK?
Does the lighting limit you on where/when you can shoot?
Wish you could schedule more shoots in a day to increase revenue?
Want more consistency, flexibility, and predictability in your work?
Master natural and artificial lighting so you can achieve amazing photos anytime, anywhere!
“I was getting tired of golden hour sessions eating up my weekends and evenings. I wanted that time with my family, and wanted to move towards working during the day while my kids were at school. All About Light is comprehensive without being overwhelming. Each section is broken into digestible bites and the flow of the course is easy to navigate and even skip around in. Caroline is easy to listen to and is approachable in the way she speaks. I love the practical examples and hands-on demonstrations. I especially love the dappled light lesson. The best part is how she gets out there and shows you how the light and shade falls on her.”
“Just spent part of my morning going through Caroline Tran's All About Light Course....and guys...you need to check it out! Especially if you are still learning about the types of light and how to troubleshoot through them.
Sometimes as photographers we find ourselves in a variety of lighting situations. Not only does she explain all the types of light (including color), but how to shoot in it. It's full of videos and visual examples as she walks us through.”
01 You felt confident shooting in all lighting conditions, including high-noon and after sun down?
02 All of your photos had the same quality of light, giving you a distinct and recognizable style?
03 You could book clients, inside or outside, anytime and anywhere?
Internationally published photographer, Caroline Tran, tackles lighting in all its forms to show you how light (both natural and artificial) are your biggest allies in creating beautiful images.
Here’s what you’ll learn in each:
ALL ABOUT LIGHT
Get the 4-1-1 on how light works in any environment! I break down the 5 characteristics of light that ALL light follows, which will allow you to manipulate any light to work for you. I’ll demonstrate ways you can photograph in harsh, mid-day light, as well as teach you how to tackle those dreaded splotchy lighting. I’ll also show you how to nail your exposure in different lighting conditions. Learn how I troubleshoot common lighting issues to transform even the most unflattering light into beautiful images, indoor and out.
ALL ABOUT FLASH
Intimidated by flash and strobes? I’ll explain the differences and similarities between flash and natural light. I'll show you when to use each, and how they can actually work together. I'll also show you my simple one-light setup for small studio spaces. Learn how to set up your strobe and flash to create flattering, natural-looking light. In addition, I’ll also teach you the best ways to use flash during weddings. Feel confident using artificial lighting anywhere!
MY LIFE BEFORE MASTERING LIGHT:
MY LIFE NOW, SINCE MASTERING LIGHT:
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. I see an incredible improvement in my work, and it’s thanks to Caroline. Not only is she a well of information, but she offers support and encouragement so that you can achieve your goals. For anyone who is looking to improve, I strongly recommend tuning into Caroline’s workshops. This industry is so lucky to have such a wonderful mentor
-Angelina Obritsch of Average Jane
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR!
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.
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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. After this chapter, you will be able 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
What if you could acheive perfect light with minimal gear and quick set up? Learn when and how to use artificial light in simple and effective ways, as well as whether you should use continuous light or strobes. Find the right lighting combo to acheive your desired look.
FLASH VS. NATURAL LIGHT
Did you know all light behaves the same way, whether it's natural or artificial? Light is light! Learn how the 5 characteristics of light also applies to flash and strobes! Once you realize how artificial light behaves just like natural light, you’ll be able to create natural looking light with flash too!
SETTING UP YOUR FLASH
Lets set up your flash and strobes! We’ll go over the four variables that you can control, and how they affect your outcome. I’ll also compare 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
Ready to set up your studio? I’ll show you a couple lighting setup options, including two one light setup that is perfect for even small studio spaces! You don't need a large studio!
FLASH FOR WEDDING
Frustrated with low-light weddings? I’ll explain how to get beautiful photos of details, portraits, and inside dimly lit ballrooms. I’ll also show you how you can use your flash to make creative photos on the dance floor that captures motion.
THE MAKING OF A PHOTO
Create some images with me! I’ll walk you through how I created several photos, from studio portraits to dragging the shutter, while troubleshooting the real problems that I encountered along the way. See how I resolved bad ambient lighting, harsh flash, blur/motion, and making a studio portrait taken with strobes look more like natural light.
THESE COURSES ARE NOT FOR YOU IF...
THESE COURSES ARE FOR YOU IF...
I'm a natural light shooter. I don't need flash.
Don’t get me wrong, I love natural light and prefer it when it’s available, but what happens when it's not available? Flash allows you the flexibility to shoot in ugly indoor lighting as well as after dark.
Why do I need to learn how to shoot at high noon? I'll just keep booking all of my shoots during golden hour.
Sure, you absolutely can! However, if you shoot weddings, most timelines will involve shooting portraits in the middle of the day, so you will need to learn how to navigate harsh midday hours. If you shoot children, golden hour isn't usually the best time for them. Plus, think about how freeing your schedule would be if you could shoot while your friends are at work too, and available to hang out with them more when they're off work. My favorite time to shoot is while my kids are at school!
Flash looks so artificial and unflattering!
Only if used that way! Flash and strobes can actually be easily set up to look like natural light!
Do I need flash if I have a video light?
Flash and continuous light each has their advantages. We compare and contrast the two in this course so that you’ll be able to pick which one is right for your situation!
Shooting with a strobe or flash seems really overwhelming.
I used to think so too, until I realized how artificial light behaves just like natural light, and can be manipulated the same way!
I wish my photos always looked more dreamy. How do you get those light and airy photos every single time?
It becomes second nature once you understand how light works. I also have go-to tricks and strategies to beautify even the ugliest light. It can be acheived with both natural and artificial light! I’ll show you how to navigate my favorite lighting setups, and how to manipulate the light to produce dreamier photos.
I don't have space or money to set up a studio.
You actually don't need a lot of space or money! The set up I use only requires ONE LIGHT and can be done in a very small space!
Can this course help me with weddings?
As a minimalist photographer, let me share with you my simple approach to lighting at weddings, without any complicated set ups!
Consistently nailing my exposure would make my life so much easier, but it's so hard!
Did you know there are only a handful of variables when determining your exposure? Three for natural light and four for artificial light. And did you know there's a fool-proof trick to adjusting your settings from front to backlit that will help you nail your exposure quickly between the two?
I know there are a lot of sources out there, but I feel SO confident that my step-by-step program will enhance your understanding of light that I’m offering you 30 days to watch my video with 100% money back guarantee!
Never fear the light again.
Take your photography to the next level!
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!
Why should I trust that you know what you are talking about?
With over a decade of experience, I have seen it all! Being able to use light the right way (whether its natural or artificial) is what distinguishes an okay photo with an amazing photo. I’ve spent years dissecting and perfecting both and now I want to share what I’ve learned!
Stop thinking “what if”.
Invest in yourself today and create the brand you’ve always dreamed of!
You can make it happen... you just need the tools to get there.
With beautiful, consistent lighting,
you can achieve the signature look you’ve always wanted...
and I can help you get there!
With a 30 day money back guarantee, what do you have to lose?
Get started today!