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All About Light + All About Flash.

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.

  • Learn the 5 characteristics of light, and how they can work for you.  
  • Master shooting in harsh lighting conditions (and still get dreamy, beautiful images.)  
  • Quickly manipulate light to your advantage.  
  • Establish a recognizable brand with consistent lighting.  
  • Nail your exposure with both digital and/or film photography.  
  • Troubleshoot common lighting issues like splotchy and unflattering lighting.  

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!  

  • Achieve natural-looking light with flash/strobe.  
  • Set up your studio (even tiny ones) with just one light.  
  • Master flash for wedding receptions.  
  • Produce creative effects with strobes and flash.  
  • Create consistent lighting all throughout the day. 

 

Here is what you will have instant access to:

Chapter 1: 

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.  

Chapter 2: 

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. 

Chapter 3: 

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. 

Chapter 4:  

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.

 

All About Flash:

Chapter 1:  

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.  

Chapter 2:  

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!  

Chapter 3:  

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.  

Chapter 4:  

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! 

Chapter 5:  

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.  

Chapter 6:  

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.  

 

What People Are Saying:

“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.”

Marta Locklear

“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.”

Janelle Botts