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We transform photographers into lighting masters.

There is a better way to learn studio lighting - and we know how!

We have been teaching photographers to see and use studio lighting for over 15 years. We turn copyists into artists not just by showing you how, but by teaching you why.

What is in the Master Lighting Course?

Membership in The Master Lighting Course gets you access to all our courses! Yes, each of our programs are yours with your membership! Each course is carefully presented so you can find - and understand - what you need to know to create great images with confidence!

Who is The Master Lighting Course for?

We wrote The Master Lighting Course for photographers who want to master the art of controlled photographic lighting.  For those that want to create wonderful images in the studio or outdoors.    For the new photographers who want to create what they see in their mind's eye.  For the experienced photographers who want to expand on their self-learning.  The Master Lighting Course is for photographers who want to harness our 15 years of full-time teaching experience, and our 30 years of photography acumen in one well thought out program.

What is the Master Lighting Course about?

This course provides over 120 videos lessons on the art of studio and location lighting photography.  The program is very well organized, with easily referenced lessons presented in an educationally-sound order.  We don't over load you with jargon or ego - instead we show you everything you need to know.  We don't leave out any details.  We show you how and tell you why every step of the way. 

"Taking Bud's lighting course enabled me to go from having zero previous experience with strobes and studio photography to being a confident and creative artist in the studio. He quickly arms you with the knowledge you need, not only to get the equipment set up and working, but also how to use that equipment to achieve many varied lighting styles. There are few people in this industry with the breadth of knowledge in this field as Bud."

Laura Bower
Fleur Foto Photography

The Dog & Pet Studio Lighting Course

Over 20 video lessons specifically for the studio pet photographer!  Learn more here!

Learn more about the Dog and Pet Lighting Course here!

"I had ZERO knowledge about studio lightning and all it took was this class for me to take my seasonal wedding photography business to a year-round business that now includes studio sessions for family and newborns. "

Dianne Dawson

The Studio Lighting Course

Over 80 video lessons on your path to becoming a lighting master!  Learn more here!

Learn more about the Master Lighting Course here!

"I've attended many classes taught by Bud. He is a master educator and one of the most knowledgeable photographers in the industry."

Tyke Frost
Point of View Farm Photography

The Outdoor Lighting Course

This exciting new program is in development and will be coming soon!

Sign up to be notified when The Outdoor Lighting Course goes live!

"One day it occurred to me that natural light photographers like me were limiting ourselves because of a lack of knowledge and practice. Enter Bud Thorpe and his lighting courses, in and out of the studio. His courses have been a game changer for me and many of my peers throughout New England. It has opened doors and opportunity for me I never thought possible."

Paul Royal
Art & Science Photography

Join The Master Lighting Course!

We have over 120 videos you can access RIGHT NOW, to help you improve your lighting game RIGHT NOW. More videos are in production! Join our program to get the best in carefully-considered lighting education! We offer Monthly, Yearly, and Lifetime Access payment options!




The Monthly Subscription for The Master Lighting Course! 

This subscription includes complete access to:

  The Studio Lighting Course

  The Dog and Pet Studio Lighting Course

  The Outdoor Lighting Course (coming soon!)

...and more!

Paid monthly.  Cancel any time.  Renews until cancelled.

Savings: Hours and weeks of headaches trying to figure studio lighting out on your own!





The Annual Subscription for The Master Lighting Course! 

This subscription includes complete access to:

  The Studio Lighting Course

  The Dog and Pet Studio Lighting Course

  The Outdoor Lighting Course (coming soon!)

...and more!

Pay once for a full-year's access.  Renews annually until cancelled.

Savings: it is like getting two months for free EVERY YEAR!





Lifetime Access to The Master Lighting Course! 

This includes Lifetime Access to:

  The Studio Lighting Course

  The Dog and Pet Studio Lighting Course

  The Outdoor Lighting Course (coming soon!)

...and more!

One and done billing for Lifetime access!

Savings: Depends how old you are now and how long you plan on living!  But seriously Lifetime access breaks even in less than three years!


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