Join to Watch
This episode is exclusive to Bluprint members
The Essentials for Understanding Light
The Essentials for Understanding Light
Alan M. Thornton
Learn basic lighting principles to confidently photograph any subject, anywhere!
Curiously Similar
Learn the techniques you need to take your digital photography to the next level and capture great shots in the field.
Neil Losin
Neil Losin
Work with light in new and exciting ways for professional results you and your subjects will love.
Alan M. Thornton
Alan M. Thornton
Confidently and easily pose your subjects to capture photographs that feel natural. Bring out the best in individuals, couples and even large groups!
Bobbi  Lane
Bobbi Lane
Related Reading
You could say that fine art photographer Brooke Shaden is living the dream, literally. Her images — often self-portraits — have a dreamlike quality that's gorgeous, moving and sometimes a little unsettling. We connected with the artist to learn where all that passion comes from.
Elaine Lipson
Everyone is always asking me what piece of fancy gear will make their photos better. The truth is, while new equipment is nice, it’s unlikely to improve your work on its own. In fact, extraordinary photos are made all the time on basic equipment (you've seen those iPhone ads!). Instead, I clue newbies in on the real secret for awesome shots: Make more photographs, don't snap more frames. Commit that motto to memory, grab your camera, and let's get started.
If you're having Insta-photo envy or just can't figure out why your images seem to lack a certain oomph or added dimension, here are three words to keep in mind: the golden hour.
Katie McEnaney
Now Reading
The Essentials for Understanding Light