— Adam Marelli



About This Course

Spotting great lighting is not a gift, it is Skill. Become a photographer who knows how to find great light.

Acquired Knowledge

Learn 3 powerful lighting schemes used by artist and photographers that do not require any fancy equipment.
Learn how to light a picture like Vermeer and why his Girl with a pearl earring has captivated audiences with its simple, natural light.
A step by step guide to three lighting schemes that you can practice in your own backyard and how Claude Monet used to take the same approach.
Examine how french portrait painter Jean August Dominique Ingres used one lighting scheme in his paintings to become one of the most sought after artists of his time.
We will compare lighting used for models to the lighting for street photography, as I take you through my projects and shoots from around the globe.
Learn how to use architecture to find light in any city in the world.
The artists covered in this episode are Michelangelo, Claude Monet (Impressionism), George Seurat (Post-Impressionism), Jean August Dominique Ingres (Neo-Classicism), Honore Daumier


It is recommended that photographers watch A Room for Improvement episodes No 001 "The Art of Seeing" and No 002 "The Art of Figure to Ground


Adam Marelli
Marelli takes a significantly different approach to photography, putting the experience first and the camera second. Armed only with a pencil and a camera, he takes art out of the studio and re-examines the roles of artist and explorer. Unlike other photographers, he is not an observer behind the lens. He is an artist who participates, understands and works alongside the cultures he photographs. For the past eight years, Marelli has opened the doors of his studio to train photographers in the lost lessons of classical art. Throughout the year, he conducts international photography workshops in Europe and Asia for small groups. Individual programs are offered for those who prefer personalized instruction.


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