Studio Photography: Lighting as a Creative Resource

A course by Antonio Garci
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016
, Photographer

Master the light and find your own style as a photographer

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (345)
  • 5119 students

Master the light and find your own style as a photographer

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (345)
  • 5119 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 42m)
  • 10 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Light is the key element of photography and knowing how to master it is a determining factor in achieving a style of its own. The photographer Antonio Garci, a specialist in studio photography with eight years of experience, will share all the secrets to use lighting as a creative resource in a shooting.

In this course you will learn photo studio lighting techniques to use it to serve your creativity and achieve your own style.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Concepts and Material
  • U3
    U3. Let's light up!
  • U4
    U4. Illuminating in Post-Production
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin knowing the beginnings of Antonio Garci as a photographer, his influences and his current work.

Next, it will show you the lighting material you use, some keys about photometry, the different forms of light and how to get to define volumes through lights and shadows.

Once you have understood the basic concepts, you will analyze the light used in some photographs of Antonio and his favorite authors.

At this point, it will be time to get down to work and assemble your first lighting scheme, learning to measure in high key (predominance of white) and low (predominance of black).

You will also learn the importance of having a main light, the orientation of the light depending on the subject, to create lighting schemes as conceptualization of the environment and some tricks that will allow you to reduce the costs of your photography set.

Once you have taken your images, you will go to the post-production phase and it will be time to retouch the lighting applying techniques of developing photos in RAW and digital Retouching with Photoshop.

What is this course's project?

The project of the course will consist of imitating a famous photograph reproducing the way in which it is illuminated and then giving it your own style applying all the concepts learned during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To photographers and photography lovers who want to acquire control of lighting as an added to their abilities.

Whether you prefer natural light because you do not dare with the flash, as if you know how to use flashes but you do not get the results you are looking for, welcome, this course is for you.

Requirements and materials

It is necessary to have basic knowledge of the use of the camera in manual mode. If you have lighting material, preferably flash, better.


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Antonio Garci

A course by Antonio Garci

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Professional photographer established in Madrid, specialized in studio photography, fashion and nude. With specialized studies in photography at the EFTI school, and a work spanning more than six years, his main focus is studio photography: books and personal sessions, catalogs and fashion editorials and promotional photography, always taking care of lighting in a fundamental way to offer a personal, original and different vision.

He has seen his work published in various digital and print media, although what he is passionate about is personal photography. His purpose in each job he does is always to obtain a unique photograph, using the tools at his disposal and providing his portrayed with his own personality. As a result of his dedication and passion for photography, he currently combines his work as a photographer with teaching.

He is an expert in lighting, has created his own YouTube channel where he offers advice on photography and lighting, has the vision, technique and ability to master the light and transmit it to students and therefore works as a teacher, conducting workshops and workshops and as part of the Too Many Flash photography school template.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Concepts and Material

    • Material
    • Light quantity: Photometry
    • Light quality: Modifiers
    • Lighting analysis
  • U3

    Let's light up!

    • Driving a light
    • Looking for your light
    • Orienting your light
    • Conceptualizing your light
    • Making your light cheaper
  • U4

    Illuminating in Post-Production

    • RAW revealed
    • Retouch in Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Studio photography: Lighting as a creative resource

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Studio Photography: Lighting as a Creative Resource. Photography, and Video course by Antonio Garci

Studio Photography: Lighting as a Creative Resource

A course by Antonio Garci
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016
  • 98% positive reviews (345)
  • 5119 students