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 18 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 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 experienced photographers who want to expand on their self-learning.

The Master Lighting Course is for photographers who want to harness our 18 years of teaching experience, and our 33 years of photography acumen in one well thought out program.

What is The Master Lighting Course

all about?

This course provides over 125 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.

The Master Lighting Course is divided into three major sections, and all three are included in your Membership!

Laura Bower Fleur Foto

"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 Studio Lighting Course

has over 90 video lessons to put you on your path to becoming a lighting master! Learn more here!

Laura Bower Fleur Foto

"I had ZERO knowledge about studio lighting 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, Darling Dawson Photography

The Dog & Pet Lighting Course

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

Laura Bower Fleur Foto

"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

has over a dozen video lessons to get you using studio lighting outdoors on location! Learn more here!

Laura Bower Fleur Foto

"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!

Our course includes complete access to all three programs - The Studio Lighting Course, The Dog and Pet Lighting Course, and The Outdoor Lighting Course!

This is over 125 videos you can access RIGHT NOW,

to help you improve your lighting game RIGHT NOW.

Join our program to get the best in carefully-considered lighting education!

Cancel any time. Renews until cancelled.

Save yourself hours and weeks of headaches trying to figure studio lighting out on your own!

$48 per month

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$480 per year

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$1459 once

for a Lifetime!

Contact Us!

Have a question?

We've got answers!

How can we help? If you have a question about our programs or courses, we certainly have the answer! Feel free to reach out for just about any studio lighting related question and we will do our best to help!

We transform photographers into lighting masters.

The Master Lighting Course is

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