Photography Lighting Courses

When you first begin exploring how to use photography lighting, it can be quite difficult to understand how it all works. What studio lighting equipment is best for digital photography? Can I use the same lights for studio portraiture and product photography? What settings are best for photographing on a white background or outdoors? Do I need off-camera lighting or on-camera lighting for studio photography?

Taking a few free classes of well-curated lessons will help you understand what studio lighting equipment you need for the type of photos you want to take. Or you can also opt for some of the paid courses. You can reduce your frustration as you learn how to use this gear for different styles of photography lighting by taking a photography lighting course.

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Picking the best lighting course will help you know what studio equipment you need and how to use it. Learning how many lights you need to do a fantastic job is best by taking a few studio lighting courses and being part of our growing learning community.

Learn how to take beautiful and professional photos in natural light. You’ll be introduced to creative lighting techniques that will help you photograph from a fresh perspective.

Led by award-winning photographer Kevin LJ, this class will teach you how to achieve professional results, and provide all the expert advice you need to master taking portraits in natural light. is also a participant in the Udemy, Craftsy, SkillShare, CreativeLive, and LinkedIn Learning affiliate programs. These affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for our site to earn fees by linking to these sites.

In this course on beginning to use studio lighting instructor Lindsay Adler breaks down the different aspects of lighting in a studio setting. You will learn about lighting terminology, adjusting your digital camera and settings for studio strobes.

Location lighting is a lot different in some ways that studio lighting. This course will teach you what you need to know about lighting subjects on location. It is broken down into short, easy to consume lessons teaching the essentials of lighting using one or more flash.
This is another course presented by award winning photographer Lindsay Adler. In this course you will learn the essentials of taking high quality creative images using studio lighting. Lindsay takes you through step-by-step how to use lighting with minimal fuss and expense.
In this course instructor Tony Corbell teaches you to work with a wide range of lighting tools and techniques. You’ll learn about the best way to manage the metering and output of your lighting equipment. By the end of the course, you’ll have mastered all the new skills you need.
This in depth course by Chris Knight for advanced photographers aims to get you comfortable with the lighting set ups needed for taking cinematic portraits. This well-known instructor teaches his techniques of making stunning portraits with the lighting equipment you have.
In this course instructor Natalie Fobes teaches the techniques she uses for lighting portraits. She focuses her teaching on lighting for mood and how you can achieve this with the essential lighting equipment needed for continuous light portraiture for intermediate photographers.
In this course, you’ll learn how to use studio lighting and flash and also how to set up and use a continuous lighting setup. You’ll also pick up some great tips for how to get the best results from on-camera flash use.
Photographer David Hobby shows you how to use portable flash units in a variety of lighting scenarios. He covers the basics of ambient light and balancing it with up to four flashes. He also covers the use of ring lights and soft boxes.
This course is designed to teach beginner photographers how best to make the most of natural lighting. It concentrates on working with different types of lighting qualities such as soft light and lighting direction.
Learning to see the best types of lighting for photographs is a great skill. This course will teach you how it’s done. You’ll learn three lighting schemes used by creative photographers that don’t require any specialist lighting equipment. You’ll learn how to light a portrait like the great painting masters did.
Bob Davis teaches this course on using various types of lighting gear. You’ll learn the differences between them and how to best manage them for the type of light you want in your photographs. You’ll learn about modifying light sources and managing lighting setups for a variety of scenarios.
Rembrandt lighting is a timeless style that remains popular. In this course, you’ll learn how to light a portrait using this technique and what gear you’ll need to use to get this style of photograph. Studio lighting can be confusing to many photographers, but not ones that have completed this course.
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