Learning About Light

Someone once said that photography is all about light.

Today, I am sitting in the student’s seat to learn more about studio light. Photography is one part science and one part art. With my love of nature, I use natural light with ease. But, when indoors, using staged lighting or studio lighting, I get a little nervous.

Most of the time I’m lucky and know how to adjust my camera, but I want to grow my skills and become stronger as a photographer. I have looked for a class to teach me about studio lighting for a couple of years now. Sadly, most classes are about composition or style. So, when I heard about The Lighting Challenge on Creative Live, I jumped at the chance to apply to be a studio student!

The Teachers…

I have been a long-time fan of Sue Bryce‘s work. Her ability to capture women in a way that showcases how captivating they are in a classy, modern way is inspirational. Her work has influenced my portrait work as I strive to capture every person’s beauty.

It was during one of Sue Bryce’s courses with Lara Jade (a fashion photographer), that I first learned about Felix Kunze. He often works with Lara Jade as her lighting expert and assistant as well as a Commercial Photographer. His personal work has a depth and beauty that I admire.

I feel super lucky to be able to attend as a studio student. So, expect to hear more about my learning curve with light – and I can’t wait to expand my portrait business to include studio sittings for all of the most gray Seattle days.