This Post is for Photography Educators

I know a lot of high school and college teachers are already putting their curriculum together for the upcoming school year, which is why I wanted an opportunity to talk to those folks today on the blog. I have a lighting tool that I hope you’ll consider using in your classrooms.

It’s called “The Learning Light” it’s a lighting tool for educators (and students), and its sole purpose is to teach people lighting before they go out and actually buy real lighting. Check out the video below to see what it’s all about (and how the idea came about).

So, now that you’ve seen the video, you know — it’s about experimenting, learning, and seeing “the light.” That way, when your students do go out and buy a flash or a studio strobe or continuous light, the frustration, the futzing, and the whole guessing game is over because they’ll have a plan. They’ll have learned the fundamentals of lightings; and what they’re trying to achieve with lighting. They’ll learn what light does for portraits, when to use hard light, diffused light, what gobos do, what fresnels do, the color differences between tungsten and daylight.

The light comes with a full training class on light, and how to use The Learning Light, in your classroom as a tool for working with other students.

It’s got direct hard light, soft diffused light, a Fresnel spotlight, its own set of gobos, and a carrying case it all fits perfectly inside. It’s LED powered so it doesn’t get hot to the touch.

We’ve released a full training class on it for KelbyOne members, but if you buy the light, you also get full access to the class as part of the lighting package.

Here’s the kit:

The light, with the gobos and the training class, is just $89.90 and you can get it from the folks at FJ Westcott (here’s the link) who helped me bring The Learning Light to life.

This is not portrait lighting. It’s a learning tool.

One last thing, and it’s really important. This is not a substitute for portrait lighting. It’s a learning tool. It’s the light your students buy before they invest in real lighting. It’s for experimenting with shadows, and light, and for learning the fundamentals of lighting so when they do buy lighitng they’ll be a sucess.

As an educator myself, you can probably imagine how exciting it is to have created a tool like this for other educators and students, and I hope you find it helpful in your classroom this fall.


P.S. We’ve added two more cities to my “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” full-day seminar tour. After Chicago and Detroit in mid-July, we added Boston and Philly in late August. Over 300 photographers are already signed up for the first two stops, and they’re still weeks away. If you want to come out and spend the day with me, here’s the link with all the details and tickets. Hope I get to meet you in one of these cities soon.

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