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
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!
A Strobe Starter Kit!
That's right, as one of the bonuses for registering, students in the USA will receive a strobe starter kit including strobe, light stand, trigger, and medium octabox or equivalent (depending on availability)
Focus on being creative interacting with clients instead of constantly wrestling with camera settings
Be free to shoot anytime of day, anytime of year instead of being confined to only working during the day with good weather
Stop feeling like an IMPOSTER when you look at other photographers' images
Eliminate the need to retouch before IPS while increasing sales
Dialing in the camera settings and make the light work with them instead of the other way around
Build your client's confidence during their session by showing photos that look AMAZING right on the back of the camera
Reduce time and money spent on retouching because your photos look better straight out of camera
Develop their own unique style and voice and stand out from the droves of "same as" boudoir photographers
How to Take 100% Creative Control of Your Lighting in Any Situation
Soft and Sexy! How to Bathe Your Subject in Soft, Beautiful Light
Turning up the Heat! Sculpting Bodies and Creating Drama with Light and Shadows
Natural Wonder. Using Natural Light Strobe Together for the Best of Both Worlds
Controlling and Incorporating Beautiful Ambient Light with Strobe
Essential Unconventional Creative Techniques To Add Show Stoppers to Every Session
How to Shoot an Entire Session and Get Perfect Exposure Without Changing Your Camera Settings
Dozens of Essential Skills and Bits of Information for Amazing Results
I get it, strobe lighting seems really confusing and you're not sure you even like how it looks anyway. So why bother, right?
The reality is, strobe lighting is one of the most powerful creative tools a photographer has. It gives you the ability to create new levels of consistency in your work, no matter what the Sun is doing outside.
Strobe USED TO BE very expensive, but not any more.
Five years ago I could never have taught this course because the price of lighting equipment would have kept most students away, however, recent advancements in technology and manufacturing has brought the price of professional high quality equipment down lower than it's ever been before. It's absolutely mind-blowing what is available right now!
I would have given anything for access to equipment like this when I started!
For the basically price of what a professional strobe kit USED TO COST, you will receive a strobe kit AND ten weeks of expert guidance!
This information will change your photography and your life forever!
When I started getting serious about my photography nearly 20 years ago, I felt frustrated and overwhelmed.
I wanted to create beautiful photographs like I saw in magazines, but I had no idea how to go about it.
Back then there was no Facebook or YouTube yet (can you believe it?), so I was forced to ask questions on web forums, read books, and blogs. I invested THOU$AND$ in workshops and video courses by Lindsay Adler, Jake Hicks, Michael Woloszynowicz, Felix Kunze, Tony Roselund, and others...
Today, there are a lot more resources available, but it's actually made finding GOOD information more difficult, not easier!
I bought all kinds of equipment, gizmos, attachments, some was great but I didn't know how to use it. A lot of it turned out to be junk, but I didn't know enough at the time to make a smart buying decision.
Over the years I invested countless hours and many thousands of dollars to get where I am today, but because I did it, you don't have to.
The One Light Boudoir Instructional Videos
Weekly LIVE Coaching calls with Rich Cirminello
Deluxe Strobe Starter Kit including strobe, stand, trigger, and octagon soft box with grid
Access to the Exclusive One Light Boudoir Facebook Group (students only)
Unlimited creative power and total control over the lighting for your boudoir photography!
Special BETA Cohort Pricing
You search for hours skimming video after video searching for an answer to your question, only to find incomplete, irrelevant, conflicting or confusing information. Sometimes you're not even sure you're searching for the right thing.
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? Even if I get it all, how will I use it?"
You ask for help from your favorite Boudoir Photographer Facebook group, but the answers you get are all over the place.
One person says you need a studio strobe kit that costs $2000; another person says you just need to use the Sun. Someone else says they built a wall of light with electrical parts from the hardware store. And still another person tells you to buy a ring light (BIG MISTAKE!)
What about Speedlites? LEDs? Softboxes?
Although you asked a lighting question, someone criticized your choice of camera system and told you to buy a Sony; this started a heated side discussion over camera brands.
One person says you need HSS, another TTL. You're not even sure what those mean, but you don't want to ask because someone already left an insulting comment that made you feel like an imposter for asking a lighting question in the first place.
You ask your friends who have a wedding photography business because you know they use flash, and they tell you to buy a set of small flashes that look like bricks, work with batteries, and require a bunch of extra pieces just to attach a simple softbox.
Not only are they inconvenient and complicated, but the little bricks are expensive! And so are the do-dads you need to add modifiers. And you don't even get a modeling light!
The thing is, wedding photography has different challenges and needs than boudoir photography. Those bricks they recommended work very well at events, but all the photographer is trying to do is just add a little light to a bad situation.
This is not at all what you need to be doing in your boudoir studio and the same equipment won't work for you, so don't waste your money.
So then, if none of this advice is good, what CAN YOU DO?
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 everything changed.
I went to a workshop hosted by a catalog photographer.
There were giant lights set up and a paper backdrop - when it was my turn to shoot the host handed me a PocketWizard and told me to put it on my camera's hotshoe.
It was clear I had no idea what I was doing so he told me how to set my Shutter Speed, ISO, and Aperture.
I stepped up in front of the model (I was clearly more nervous than she was), focused and pressed the shutter button.
POP! Bright light filled the room and was gone in an instant.
I took a peek at the back of my camera and was literally BLOWN AWAY at the sharpness, the color!
With a basic 8 megapixel DSLR and a kit lens, I had finally taken a photo that looked like like it belonged in a magazine!
Well, in terms of color and sharpness, anyway. I admit my composition and posing still needed a bit of work.
Of course I tried different types of lighting 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 have
a GOOD LIGHT."
Since that time technology advanced a long way and today lighting equipment on the market has 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!
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 busy Boudoir Photographers like you a straight path to success.
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 prefer natural light, I don't like the 'look' of flash.
I hear this a LOT. It's true, flash can look very artificial, but how it looks depends on how it is being used. Natural light is very beautiful, but wouldn't it be awesome to know how to overcome the limitations of relying on natural light especially if it brings more consistency to your work without compromising your aesthetic style?
- Lighting equipment is confusing to setup and use. I have enough to worry about managing camera settings.
Part of mastery is knowing the simplest way to solve a problem. Would it simplify things if I told you it is possible to shoot an entire session, including multiple moods, wardrobe changes, and sets, without needing to change camera settings?
I bought some equipment before and it wasn't compatible with my camera
Most things I will show you about lighting are camera agnostic. When it comes time to invest in equipment you'll have the knowledge and the confidence to make the right purchase for your studio and your style.
I don't have enough space for large equipment in my home studio.
There are many ways to improve the lighting in a room. You can learn to improve the lighting in any room without needing large equipment. I can show you how.
I don't have time to learn about lighting; I am backed up retouching photos
What if I told you that good lighting will REDUCE time spent on your post-production workflow?
The step by step program for Boudoir Photographers who are ready to amp up their images, eliminate confusion, break through imposter syndrome and finally set their creativity free without wasting time and money, even if you’ve never used lighting equipment before.
One Strobe Boudoir will give you the knowledge and confidence to not only use flash effectively, but also enjoy the freedom to explore, experiment and develop your own unique style.
Stop guessing. Stop struggling. Light with Intention.
Break free from impostor syndrome by giving you the knowledge to handle lighting situations confidently
Increase your sales by producing images your clients will love and want to buy
Let your CREATIVE VISION determine the settings and lighting, not the other way around
Give up wasting time fixing 'issues' with lighting in post production
Finally have the confidence in your work to raise your prices
Huge, totally Monumental Thanks!
My work Skyrocketed!
Will the One Light Boudoir Program help me if I only use Natural Light?
Yes! Learning Strobe photography will open up new avenues of creativity and quality for you to evolve into. You'll be able to forget about settings and concentrate on putting the light where you want!
What kind of Camera do I need for One Light Boudoir?
A DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual control, hot shoe, and changeable lenses is recommended. The age of the camera and the sensor size does not matter for this course - you'll soon learn that strobe lighting can be applied to virtually any camera.
I don't have lighting equipment, do I need to buy some before taking the One Light Boudoir course?
This is one of the most exciting parts - as a bonus for registering for the One Light Boudoir course we will be sending you a strobe kit to use as you learn (USA only). You don't need to buy anything else, though there will be some recommendations of optional accessories you might want to purchase sprinkled throughout the course.
I'm challenged by technology; is it possible to learn to use strobe??
Yes! If you can use a digital camera and download your images to a computer, you've got the basics. We will guide you step-by step with equipment and settings and the entire cohort will be using the same equipment so helping each other should be a snap. You'll have access to a private Facebook group reserved only for students of the course. Plus, you will have weekly coaching calls with Rich Cirminello, so if you do get stuck, you can ask. Don't worry, you'll be in excellent hands!
I don't like the look of strobe.
Yeah, we've heard this one many times before. A strobe is merely a tool. While I'm sure you've seen some work done with a strobe that you don't like, I bet there are thousands of images you do like that were also created with strobe. We will teach you how to wield the tool, how you apply it is up to you!
My space is small. Will I be able to use One Light Boudoir?
Yes! Absolutely. I used to shoot in a 10x11 bedroom with a single strobe and octabox very similar to the one you will get when registering for the One Light Boudoir course.
I still have some questions, how do I get in touch with Rich?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find the email link on this page below my bio. You can also send me a private message on Facebook.
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!