— Don Glannatti




About This Course

There is an undeniable allure to the beauty of natural light. Its qualities can range from soft and warm to harsh and dramatic, evoking different moods and emotions. In this course, you will explore the various aspects of light photography and how it is utilized in the realms of fashion and beauty.

Fashion and beauty photography often embrace the magic of natural light, as evidenced by the captivating shots found in esteemed publications like Vogue. While the techniques employed may seem straightforward, they still require finesse and a deliberate approach, similar to working with artificial lighting.

You will delve into light from every angle, exploring its effects under different conditions such as full sun, modified sun, shade, and moody atmospheres. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to create inexpensive modifiers for natural light, as well as effectively use white reflectors, silver and gold reflectors, scrims, mirrors, and more. These tools may be affordable, but the impact they have on your photographs can be truly astounding.

The natural light fashion and beauty photography course is divided into 12 lectures, each lasting approximately 30 minutes. With the accompanying workbook, plans for constructing a scrim and large reflector, and a plethora of instructional videos, you will have a comprehensive learning experience.

Most lectures include a live shoot, showcasing the gear being used, followed by a Photoshop tutorial. Additionally, you will have access to the PSD files for viewing and gain insight into the selection process for the final images. This combination of observing the shooting process, editing techniques, and image selection serves as a powerful educational tool.

Whether you are interested in portraiture, fashion, beauty, or glamour photography, this light course will open your eyes to the myriad of possibilities that natural light offers. Regardless of your skill level, this course is suitable for photographers of all backgrounds. While a light meter is recommended, we will also teach you how to effectively use your camera's built-in metering system.

Discover the remarkable ways in which natural light can enhance your images. Enroll in this beauty photography course and uncover the true potential to create stunning and captivating photographs.

Acquired Knowledge

At the end of this course, you should be very comfortable in all kinds of natural light situations.
Your fashion and beauty work will see significant improvement.
If you have experience in shooting, you will be able to add some additional tools to your arsenal of light.


Don Glannatti
Don Giannatti is a man of many talents, who has spent five decades immersed in the world of photography. As a photographer, author, mentor, and teacher, his contributions to the industry are both wide and deep, reflecting his unique vision and unyielding passion for his craft. A master of his field, Giannatti’s work has spanned across a diverse range of genres, from commercial to editorial, portraiture to still life. His talent for capturing the essence of a subject, whether it be a person or a product, is nothing short of remarkable. His remarkable eye for detail, compelling composition, and meticulous lighting techniques breathe life into his subjects, resulting in imagery that is as engaging as it is beautiful. A significant part of Giannatti’s work involves commercial photography. He has lent his expertise to countless businesses, delivering high-quality images for advertising, marketing, and branding purposes. His clients have ranged from small, local businesses to large corporations, each benefiting from his exceptional ability to create visual content that tells a compelling story, enhances brand image, and captures consumer attention. Equally noteworthy is Giannatti’s work in portraiture. His approach to capturing individuals goes beyond merely creating a likeness. He digs deeper, capturing the unique essence of each person he photographs. Through his lens, Giannatti brings to light the nuances of his subjects, revealing their personality, emotions, and individuality. This dedication to capturing the true essence of his subjects has earned him a reputation as an empathetic and insightful portrait photographer. Beyond his extensive portfolio, Giannatti’s commitment to the field of photography shines through in his role as an educator and mentor. With a firm belief in the value of sharing knowledge, he has dedicated a significant portion of his career to teaching aspiring photographers. Through workshops, online courses, and one-on-one coaching, he imparts practical knowledge, valuable insights, and industry secrets gleaned from his extensive experience. His goal is to equip students with the skills, techniques, and confidence needed to navigate the photography world. One of Giannatti’s most influential contributions to the education of photographers is his writing. He has authored multiple books aimed at guiding photographers at various stages of their careers. From covering the fundamentals of photography to exploring the complexities of lighting and composition, his books serve as comprehensive guides for anyone seeking to refine their photography skills. Despite the ever-evolving landscape of photography, Giannatti's core philosophy remains steadfast: simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. He believes that one does not need the most expensive equipment or a high-tech studio to create great photos. Instead, he emphasizes the importance of understanding and mastering the basics of light, composition, and connection with the subject. A testament to his remarkable career and commitment to the industry is Giannatti’s website, Lighting Essentials, a hub for photographers seeking inspiration and knowledge. It hosts an array of resources, including articles, courses, and tutorials, all designed to enlighten, inspire, and educate. Giannatti’s enduring passion for photography, coupled with his unwavering dedication to sharing his wisdom, has left an indelible mark on the industry. He is more than just a photographer – he is a guide, a mentor, and an inspiration to many. His life's work reflects not only his personal commitment to the art of photography but also his desire to nurture and develop the talent of others. In Don Giannatti, we see a beautiful amalgamation of talent, wisdom, and generosity, a true luminary in the world of photography.


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