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Natural Light Basics

with Scott Robert Lim

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  •   02 Finding Good Light


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About The Class

How to overcome terrible lighting situations using natural light

Join award-winning photography Scott Robert Lim as he breaks down lighting basics and how to find great light and solve problems when in difficult lighting situations. He'll cover how to work through extremely bright light by using your environment and the available resources only. He'll also discuss how to use reflectors and diffusers to control the light and how to keep your set up really light with minimal gear and still get amazing images.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Finding Good Light

  3. 03

    Hard vs Soft Light

  4. 04

    Natural Light Tools

  5. 05

    Inverse Square Law

  6. 06

    Harsh Light Solutions

  7. 07

    Finding the Perfect Rim Light

  8. 08

    How to Work With Reflections

  9. 09

    5 Essential Skills for Natural Light


Meet Your Expert

Scott Robert Lim

Internationally acclaimed, master photographer, Scott Robert Lim (Photog Cr. AOPA) was awarded the prestigious 2009 WPPI Kodak Award and was inducted into WPPI’s Society of Excellence and has earned an Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement by one of the world’s ... read more

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  • Margaret Lovell

    Margaret Lovell

    July 2018

    Scott is a passionate and engaging instructor. He's hilarious. I like a side of humor when I'm in a class. I have a preference for shooting in natural light, so I'm glad that I took this course. I learned more effective tips than what I had been doing. I know I'll be re-watching this course in the near future.

  • Phillip Tour

    Phillip Tour

    November 2017

    Great course!!! I learn a lot about natural light, im very good with natural light but I can't wait to get out of my studio and start shot again with natural light! Thank You Scott!!!

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    August 2018

    Excellent Lesson from Scott. Easy to understand. One of the best CL Lessons I have ever watched. Good job

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