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with Kirk Tuck
Online Class

Studio Portrait Lighting

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Kirk shows you how to apply studio lighting fundamentals and photography techniques that will turn average head shots into captivating portraits. Learn professional lighting design techniques and how to direct your subject to capture the exact look you’re aiming for. Compare incandescent, fluorescent and LED lighting, and maximize your soft box and umbrella use to get the most out of a single light.


  • advanced
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h48m

Included in this Class

1. Foundations of Portrait Lighting

1. Foundations of Portrait Lighting

Kirk discusses camera and lens choices and explains the elements of a good photo.

2. Properties of Light

2. Properties of Light

Observe the differences between hard and soft light and different color temperatures. Learn to set a custom white balance with your camera.

3. Portrait Lighting Design

3. Portrait Lighting Design

Kirk presents and arranges studio lights, including the main, fill, background and accent lights.