Seeing Light :: A Studio Experience
Techniques for great studio lighting.
Photography Beyond the Camera
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Neill Whitlock has photographed for some of the most respected names in the fashion world. Let him be your mentor as he teaches you how he "sees" light in the world. Using examination of his most famous images, as well as extensive and in-depth studio demonstrations, Neill will teach you some great techniques to enhance your photography from day one.

Seeing Light is the basis for great images. Join noted fashion photographer Neill Whitlock as he talks about light in many of his iconic images, then works with live models in the studio to show some of the techniques that will take your work to the next level.

What you will learn:

During this 4-week, 33-session program, you'll learn:

  • How to identify light sources in a scene.
  • How to use any light to create beautiful images.
  • Why you don't need the latest equipment to create stunning shots.
  • How to use reflectors, hotlights, strobes to create beautiful light.
  • Watch as Neill works with three different models.

Skills you will gain

After completing Seeing Light :: A Studio Experience, you'll be able to:

  • Feel confident in the studio.
  • Understand light in a whole new way.
  • See light both in and out of the studio.
  • How to work with different models.
  • Better identify beautiful light.

Lessons in this course:

A Preview of Seeing Light: A Studio Experience

Neill Whitlock takes us behind the scenes of studio lighting.

Lesson 1: Simple Lighting

Simple Tools, Amazing Results.

Introduction / Light

The Color of Light

Be At the Right Place

Live Shoot - One Light

Using One Light Plus

Adding a Second Light

Lesson 2: Lighting With Direction

Moving to the next phase of learning to see light.

Seeing Light Indoors

In The Studio

Working with Soft Light

White Background

Adding Light In the Studio

Studio Demo (cont.)

Wrapping Up / Assignment

Lesson 3: Beauty Lighting

Learning to light beauty and glamour.


Black Background

Techniques and Tips

High Key Shooting

Beauty Lighting

Beauty Lighting (cont.)

The Shoot / Assignment

Lesson 4: A Live Workshop

Using all your tools to create beautiful light.

A Workshop Welcome

Single Light Shooting

The First Questions

"Please Ignore Us"

"Always Be Ready"

Getting Real

Using Softboxes


Getting Exposure

Tilt / Shift

Large Lights

Advanced Lighting

Wrapping Up


  • DSLR Camera (with manual settings)
  • Off Camera Flash or Strobe

Who should take this course?

  • This course is especially designed for students who wish to learn how to see light both in and out of the studio.

What kind of materials will I need to complete the assignments?

  • You will need a DSLR camera with an off camera flash or strobe. If you do not have this equipment, you can use hot lights for many assignments.
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Neill Whitlock, Instructor

Award-winning photographer Neill Whitlock's clients include: 7 Eleven, American Airlines, Zales Corporation, Radio Shack, Weyerhaeuser, and Frito-Lay. Born in Charlotte North Carolina his travels have landed him in Colorado, Massachusetts, California and finally Dallas, where he settled close to two decades ago. In Los Angeles he studied at the prestigious Art Center College of Design. After studying and working with some of L.A.'s most successful photographers, Neill launched his first studio in North Hollywood.

The overwhelming success of his studio put Neill in the professional spotlight and shortly thereafter he was recruited by The Photographers Inc. He relocated to Dallas and began shooting fashion for high profile clients such as Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Harpers Bazaar and others. While his professional commercial career was in the fast lane, Neill continued to be inspired by his personal passion for photojournalistic work, and when not traveling the world for work, he traveled the world in pursuit of his own photographic adventures. With the advent of the Macintosh computer and Photoshop 5, Neill had discovered a powerful and versatile tool that could compliment his photographic expertise and craftsmanship. Since then, Neill has seamlessly incorporated his retouching skills into his commercial work, making him a master of fashion photography from lighting to post-production.

With over forty years of professional experience, Neill's expertise, love of people, and passion for the creative process keeps him in high demand for a wide range of interesting and challenging commercial projects. When not busy with commercial wok, Neill continues to travel and photograph the world, still inspired with the same excitement and joy he felt all those years ago. To see view his work, visit

Course type: Online Courses
Duration: 4 weeks

Cost: $225