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Take Control of Your Light

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Take stunning photos in any indoor lighting situation. Discover how to use lights, camera settings and modifiers to capture your subjects perfectly.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Brad Bartholomew
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


In a photographer's perfect world, the lighting is always just right, but in reality, it's often too bright or even nonexistent. Learn photography lighting basics by joining "Light Right" author and photography instructor Brad Bartholomew, and you'll discover how to tackle those tricky lighting scenarios. Begin with the fundamentals of light, from analyzing your subject to using key lights, fill lights and backlights. Then, you'll find out how to create dimension, separation, texture and drama in your images using different types of light. Want to put subjects in the best possible light? Brad will give you tips for photographing people and capturing their unique stories. Don't worry if you're caught in low lighting! You'll discover tricks for using available light, adding your own and achieving balance when there are too many lights or color temperatures in your shot. Plus, Brad will guide you through setting up a lighting scheme from scratch.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Understanding Light
Meet your instructor, Brad Bartholomew, and start taking control of your light. In this lesson, you'll learn how to analyze your subject and think about what you want your image to say. Then, Brad will explain how to use key, fill and backlights to build the look you're after.
2. Lighting Outcomes
3. Lighting to Flatter
4. Shooting in Low Light
5. Multiple Light Sources
6. Take Control of Your Light

Taught by

Brad Bartholomew
Brad Bartholomew
Brad Bartholomew is an award-winning commercial photographer and educator. He owns his own studio, where he shoots for clients such as Apple and Coors Brewing Company. He passes on his knowledge from more than 28 years of experience by teaching photography classes at The Colorado Institute of Art. Brad also co-authored the studio lighting book Light Right.

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