Continuing education is very important to me. Regardless of where someone is in their photography journey, there is always something new to be learned. The moment I stop my pursuit of learning is the moment my work becomes stagnant, and I never want that to happen!
This is a review I posted on the ClickinMoms forum, and I thought it might be helpful to post here as well, in case someone not a member of the forum is considering taking the class.
I took Mastering Natural Light Indoors back in August, not 100% sure what to expect. All I knew was that everyone kept saying “game changer” in reference to this particular class, and hearing so many pros who I admire say that it was so great was good enough for me to decide to go ahead and sign up.
There were so many things I enjoyed about the class, I’m not even sure where to begin! One of the wonderful unintentional effects of the class was that I spent a month photographing my own children, something I’m afraid I don’t do nearly as much as I should. I get so caught up photographing for clients, it’s easy to forget the reason photography is important to me – to document my own life and to freeze memories for me and my children to have. So taking this class was a great excuse to forget about all else for a few weeks and focus on my own family.
Of course, the primary benefit of taking this class is the vast knowledge there is to gain about lighting! I thought I knew a lot about light already, but I learned more than I expected. The class has given me the tools to explore types of light I may have previously avoided. Or, when the light isn’t working for me, the class taught me to manipulate it. I don’t live in a house with beautiful window light. We live in an older house with small windows, and there often isn’t much natural light to be found. However, I have learned to embrace it and work with it, thanks to this class.
Lighting is such a key part of photographing well, and I’m so glad to have had the chance to learn more about it through Mastering Natural Light Indoors. The knowledge gained is wonderful, and the daily and weekly critiques are also extremely beneficial and a good reason to take the class full participation. I would highly recommend it to anyone who spends any amount of time photographing indoors! It even has benefited me when I’m photographing outdoors!
Here are a few of my favorite photos I took while in the class.