Thanks + Credits


Hack Your Light


Lesson Info

Thanks + Credits

We always love to give thank you's to the people who have made this workshop possible a cz everyone knows there's a lot that goes on here and a lot of moving parts that have to come together in order for one of these workshops toe work so we'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who has sponsored or in some way helped on this workshop we'll start out by saying thank you to brown color who provided lights for this workshop obviously we love there they're lighting it's amazing we'd also like to move on and thank the sponsors that have provided prizes think tank photo alien bees and policy buff miller's big folio radio popper we definitely definitely want to say thank you to the creative life audience you guys out there are the ones that make this happen you guys are the ones that allow us to continue to provide free education to people around the world by purchasing these workshops and by supporting us in the chat room and by asking your amazing questions and tuning in all too many m...

any workshops that we have so thank you out there and thank you as well to the people here in the audience you guys made the sacrifice to come out and we really appreciate that so thank you for coming out and being here to provide the energy back to chuck is we need that way we'll start number wish little thank you way would definitely definitely not be here, and you wouldn't be able to see us without a crew. The creative life crew is one of the greatest groups that I've ever worked with, especially mr alex while she was holding the camera. I'm looking at right now, this week is is thank alex walsh week, your own creative life. Look, I just but they really are just an amazing group of people to work with, and I love the energy and the just quick and professional way that they make all of this happen. It's a beautiful sight pretty amazing, right? I mean, yeah, I agree, absolutely on dh. Then, of course, the biggest thank you of all to the man without whom we would be here, mr chuck arland, thank you so much, chuck, for sharing your energy, your knowledge and your just joy exploring all of this. I love it, so thank you, let's. Give a big worldwide round of applause.

Class Description

Hack Your Light is part of our special week-long event Lighting Toolkit.

Join award-winning photographer Chuck Arlund for an introduction to innovative lighting methods that result in breathtaking, dynamic images.

Chuck’s methods will enrich the work of a wide variety of photographers, whether you’re a natural light photographer trying to incorporate off camera lighting into your work, a studio photographer wanting to work on location, or a beginner looking to take your work to the next level.

As Chuck guides you through ways to make a photograph you’ve mentally envisioned into a reality, he’ll give you the confidence you need to fearlessly approach approach lighting not as an exact science, but as an art.



I just watched the rebroadcast of Hack Your Light with Chuck Arlund and at first wondered if I would get anything out of the class as he seemed ADD (he warns you he's scattered and a "blond"...LOL) but I stuck with class and by the end was sad it was over. I have a few years experience in photography so I could perhaps understand what he was teaching better than a true beginner. He gave some fabulous points and even demonstrated how you could overpower the sun with one speedlight something I've only seen others do with a strobe or multiple speedlights. He took some awesome pictures without thousands of dollars in camera and lighting equipment. He explained the difference between the portrait and the fashion look. He showed you could potentially go above your camera sync and still get a decently exposed pictured without high speed sync. Best of all he reminded me of the principles that it's the photographer not the camera/equipment that makes the difference, it's all about the light and most of all photography should be FUN! This was one of the most awesome demonstrations of lighting. I would love take a workshop from Mr. Arlund as he is obviously very talented and passionate about photography and knows his subject even is his explanations aren't practiced. Some found him frustrating; I found him refreshing. If you like experimental you will probably appreciate Chuck Arlund.


I have been a pro photographer for 30 years, and I loved watching Chuck and even learned quite a few things. He is creative and enthusiastic, and reminds you to think outside the box and get back to the enthusiasm you had when you first picked up your camera. He certainly knows what he is doing, and he has fun doing it...