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California Center for Photography & Digital Arts
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Natural light can be some of the most beautiful and flattering of all portraits are mastered by light. It is free and available to everyone. To produce quality portraits, it does however require a better understanding of portrait lighting and which of the natural light situations work best when photographing people. Tim will guide you with through the process of recognizing, modifying and manipulating natural light in the creation of beautiful and creative images.


In this two day course, Finding and Mastering Natural Light provides the skill sets needed to find, manipulate and master natural lighting environments as it pertains to portraiture. You will learn and understand how lighting works effectively and appreciate how to use it for your portraits. Developing the skills, learning the techniques, the tools and equipment needed, will take you to the next level. Lighting and this course is an important step in improving your photography making you go from good images to great images!



  • Understanding the nature of quality portrait lighting
  • Recognizing and using naturally occurring light
  • Use of reflectors and flags to modify natural light
  • Mixing electronic flash with natural light
  • Overall portrait pose and expression


Intermediate to advanced.
If you are a beginner, we recommend taking Outdoor Flash first.




Tim Meyer

About Tim Meyer

Photographer, educator, author Tim Meyer is passionate about the field of photography. With over 35 years as a professional photographer, he brings experience and sustained energy to his work. Mixing our rich artistic heritage with today’s modern styles, his images enlighten and inspire.
Tim possesses the Professional Photographers of America’s coveted Masters and Craftsman Degrees and has also earned academic Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Fine Art Photography. In addition to numerous one-man exhibitions of his fine art work, Tim’s photography has been internationally recognized for its innovative style and technique.