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Imagine if the next time you picked up your camera you could...

 
 

Create Mood


Manipulate your lighting for the mood you want No. Matter. What

Harness Light


Focus on your composition and styling as harnessing light is second nature.

Shooting Anytime


Shoot when it suited you, as you've got a back of tricks to tackle ANY lighting.

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In this guide, I'll take you behind the scenes to uncover the setups and modification process of how I

manipulate light

to capture beautiful images using simple setups

(psst... with equipment you already have!)

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After reading this guide
you'll be able to...

 
 

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TROUBLESHOOTING LIGHT AT HOME

  • Uncover your light at home, as well as why myths about lighting are holding you back.

  • I'll run you through how to find those 'must have' modifiers around the home, plus how to problem solve your lighting issues and when to use each technique - easily.


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BEHIND THE SCENES SETUPS

  • Know which direction of light is most flattering to your food and when to use each type.

  • Learn about key light blocking, as well as how to create strip and edge lighting with just your window light.

  • I'll also show you how easy it is to create hard and soft light with tools you already have.


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TROUBLESHOOTING LIGHT AT HOME

  • Uncover your light at home, as well as why myths about lighting are holding you back.

  • I'll run you through how to find those 'must have' modifiers around the home, plus how to problem solve your lighting issues and when to use each technique - easily.

 

Uncovering the Art of Light...

BEFORE I *REALLY* UNLOCKED THE POTENTIAL OF LIGHT:

My light always looked different to how I'd imagined it would in my pictures. I couldn't seem to find or manipulate decent light for dramatic and moody photos.

I struggled to get even lighting without just ending up making my shadows look boring. I had light envy and felt that I didn't have access to good light. I'd play and rearrange the food and props, then would realise that I couldn't get the shot due to the fact that natural light always changing.

Shoots weren't fun as I'd be flustered to get the lighting how I wanted AND have to style and shoot at the same time.

AFTER

 

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BEFORE I Understood Light

AFTER

and now i'm able to...

  • I'm able to tame a hard light source into the most beautiful light.

  • Using edge light to create a powerful mood with two different types of shadows.

  • I know that *sweet spot* to shoot in with window light and could reply on this technique over and over.

  • I'm able to enhance my shadows for striking visual stories.

  • Understanding the relationship between distance, height and size became second nature.

  • I can translate this knowledge into setting up and tackling artificial light.

What's Included in Art of Light?

(aka...all the skills that you're about to master!)

 

 

Features Overview

 
 

How Light Works

Understand the dynamics of natural light and how it behaves, so you can fully control it.

Enhance

 Your Shadows

Find our why shadows are so important in food photography and how I enhance them.

Taming Hard Light

Jump behinds the scenes with me to learn how I utilised a hard light source to produce two very unique images.

Light at Home

Uncover already accessible and free manipulation aids that can be found around your home to help you shape beautiful light, every time.

Create Mood

Discover the simple manipulation aids I used to create mood.

Troubleshooting Tips

Now, let's run through some troubleshooting tips that you can quickly integrate into your shoots and get the light you crave!

About the Author

Hi, I’m Nikki.

I love capturing visual stories and adore bright, clean and uplifting imagery that emphasises the beauty of real food. When I take photographs, I focus on the honest details and intricacies that connects us emotionally to food. My work has been featured in a range of magazines and publications all over the world.


More importantly, though, I know what it’s like to sit in your 9-5 gig and want something more. I LOVE teaching and empowering others to find joy and inspiration in their photography and creative life.

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