Exclusive Facebook Group For Students ONLY
Your membership includes access to a private Facebook group for students of the course. There you will meet and interact with other students to keep the momentum moving forward!
Weekly Mastermind Zoom Calls ($2400)
To help keep you on course, you'll have access to a weekly Zoom call with Rich Cirminello. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and get additional help if you need it!
Mini Course: Mastering Manual Mode (Limited Time) ($597)
Access to a mini-course about using manual mode. This mini course regularly sells for $397 but is included as a bonus for a limited time in the Master Lighting course.
Take breathtaking photos that will amaze your friends and yourself!
Create and control bokeh, that 'background blurry effect'
Master low light photography
Walk into an unfamiliar space and be able to know EXACTLY how to create the images you want
Maximize the use of your camera and get the most from your investment
Stop feeling like an imposter when you look at other photographers' images
Create photos that look amazing right IN CAMERA
Spend less time at the computer fixing problems and more time shooting photos!
You search for hours skimming video after video for an answer to your question, only to find incomplete, irrelevant, or confusing information. Sometimes you're not even sure you're searching for the right thing.
You find one video that looks promising, but you don't recognize the equipment they're using and they never mention it in the video or description. You leave a comment and hope to get an answer.
Days go by.
Another video provides a shopping list of stuff (including Amazon links totaling over $3000.
You wonder to yourself, "Do I need all of it? If I get it all, will help me create the images I want? How do I use it?"
You ask for help from your favorite photography related Facebook groups, but the answers you get sound great, but there are inconsistencies. Suddenly, two commenters are going back and forth arguing about a concept you're only vaguely familiar with. Which one is right?
Someone tells you to buy a new camera; another person says you just need a $2000 lens. A third persons says not to worry, you can just just use AI or buy a filter pack to fix all the blurriness, noise, and color.
But something doesn't feel right... how did photographers create all those amazing images before AI and filters existed?
How do you know who to trust?
Finally you just go on Amazon and order the cheapest lens you can find and cross your fingers that it gives you the images that you want. (big mistake)
In Person Workshops
The workshop was great, and the instructor knowledgable.
The photos came out awesome! But now that you're alone again you just can't remember exactly what they did to make it work. You took notes, but the settings the instructor used aren't giving you the same results.
Making things worse, you don't have the same equipment, the same studio, or the same subject – you wonder how you can take what you learned and apply it to YOUR photography. Is it even possible?
Without further guidance, you just go back to shooting the way you did before the workshop – you tell yourself that you'll figure it out someday.
Read on: Because Understanding Exposure Has All the Answers You Need
I spent years of my life combing through information, practicing, and experimenting, trying to get my photos to look like the ones in magazines.
For a long time I believed
"They must be using a better camera"
But then one day nearly 20 years ago everything changed.
I went to a small local camera store and told the owner I wanted to buy a $600 lens.
Knowing I was a beginner, he asked me what I was trying to shoot (he already knew what equipment I had, because I bought it from him!)
After I explained, he told me I probably didn't need to drop $600 on the lens, all I needed was to learn Manual Mode.
He also recommended a few books and a teacher I work with and told me if that didn't help, he would sell me the lens - at a discount!
I followed his advice and before I knew it, I was taking great photos!
I remember the first time I took a peek at the back of my camera and was literally BLOWN AWAY at the sharpness, the color!
With a basic 6 megapixel DSLR and a kit lens, I had finally taken a photo that looked like like it belonged in a magazine!
Of course I tried many different things in the past, but never got results like this.
But that's when I realized:
"You can make amazing photos with a basic camera if you understand
Once I learned and understood a few key principles and practiced them, I became able to take better photos with all different types of light!
Since that time technology advanced a long way and today cameras and lighting equipment on the market have a dizzying array of complex features. I mean that literally, the features gear has can have your head spinning!
You can spend all day looking up terms and reading about equipment, hitting dead end after dead end… and after all your effort you’re likely to be more confused and frustrated than when you started.
Sadly, many features that were designed to help photographers often cause confusion instead, and I see a lot of bad advice being given out by people with good intentions.
I hate seeing photographers like you struggle unnecessarily!
This is why I decided to create a program that takes you on a direct path to Mastering Exposure because in all this time, the way cameras capture light and turn it into photographs has improved but the fundamentals haven't changed!
I have taken all my years of research, experimentation, shooting for magazines, fashion designers, hosting events and workshops and put it all together in an easy to follow program designed to give photographers like you a straight path to success.
Everything I learned about Mastering Exposure 20 years ago still applies today!
I’ve laid down the groundwork, all you need to do is walk along with me.
No dead ends, no detours, no techno-blabble filled rabbit holes!
I don't have a professional camera.
I hear this a LOT. You don't need a professional camera to start learning Exposure. Many entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have all the settings. The principles you'll learn in this course can be applied to any camera.
I'm a complete beginner. I don't know if I can handle Manual Mode.
This course is designed to take you from a beginner to a confident user of all the exposure modes including Manual Mode. Each concept is explained in simple, easy-to-understand language, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to practice and reinforce your learning with practical exercises.
I don't have much time to dedicate to an online course.
The course is self-paced, meaning you can learn at your own speed and on your own schedule. Plus, you'll can come back to the course as any time as you like to revisit the content whenever you have the time.
I'm not sure if the course is worth the investment
Investing in this course is investing in your skills and future as a photographer. The knowledge and skills you'll gain from this course will enable you to take better photos which can aid you with opportunities for professional work, art sales, or most important the confidence and personal satisfaction of being able to create beautiful images.
I can learn all this information for free online
That may be true, but here's the thing: while there is definitely a lot of free information available online, there is also a lot of misinformation out there. Ask GPT about this subject and it is just as likely to give you accurate information as it is to rely the common myths and misconceptions. And this is what happens on YouTube, Facebook and countless blogs.
This course provides a structured, comprehensive guide to Manual mode, curated by a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with 20 years of experience and a college degree in education(!!). Plus, you'll get access to downloadable resources, quizzes to challenge your understanding of key concepts, and a community of learners which you won't find in free online resources.
Unlock the full potential of your camera and elevate your photography skills with our comprehensive course, "Mastering Manual Mode". The step by step program for photographers who want to stop guessing and take full control of their camera.
Each module includes engaging video lessons, downloadable resources, and quizzes to reinforce your learning. By the end of the course, you'll have the confidence and skills to shoot in any camera mode, including manual mode, giving you the creative freedom to capture stunning photographs that truly express your artistic vision.
Whether you're an aspiring professional photographer or a passionate hobbyist, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to take your photography to the next level. Join us on this journey and discover the art of manual mode photography.
Stop guessing. Stop struggling. Shoot with Intention.
Break free from impostor syndrome by giving you the knowledge to handle any camera confidently
Get more enjoyment out of your photography whether you're an amateur or aspiring pro!
Let your VISION determine the settings and unleash your creativity!!
Handle tricky lighting situations like a pro and nail the shot!
Finally have the confidence in your work to raise your prices
Huge, totally Monumental Thanks!
My work Skyrocketed!
What is your Time Worth?
Just stop wasting time endlessly searching YouTube for useful information, and sifting through conflicting, incomplete and often incorrect advice from Facebook groups.
Are you ready to set your creativity free and finally develop YOUR style?Stop feeling like an imposter and relying on quick fixes to solve your technical problems. Learning to MASTER LIGHTING will change your photography forever! And the knowledge will be relevant no matter what new technology appears on the market five weeks or even five years from now.
Seriously, what are you waiting for?
You are only six-weeks away from having the power to create the kind of portfolio that will make clients want to hire you and give you the confidence to raise your prices!
If you want to get to the next level in your work, you need to take this course – no kidding! you can’t get there without Mastering Lighting!