The Lighting Series
Sue Bryce and lighting expert Felix Kunze have created a special video series that focuses on incorporating artificial light into your studio. This comprehensive course delivers 10 lessons (plus 2 bonus lessons) that will open your eyes to the endless opportunities studio lighting creates. Any studio, any space, any set-up, there is always a way to create beautiful light.
Learn the fundamental knowledge behind understanding artificial light, execute beautiful lighting scenarios anywhere and elevate your photography exponentially. Each course zeroes in on one specific topic and scenario. Felix takes you through how to set-up the lighting, your camera settings, shooting, modifying, and will leave you with all the tools you’ll need to master magnificent light in your studio.
The lessons include understanding sync speed, how to choose a modifier, replicating natural light, achieving Felix’s signature lighting set-up, shooting on-location with strobes, creating back and sidelit scenarios, shooting in small spaces with strobes, formal portraits and headshots, group lighting, layering light, shooting into backlight, and more.
I own only one light - is the lighting series for me?
4 of the segments (ONE LIGHT, WALL POSES, KICK-ASS, SMALL SPACES) are primarily one light videos. If you only own one light, you can start with the one light bundle.
These videos shows how to take any light (including speedlights) along with your ugliest softbox and make them look beautiful. Once you have watched all the videos in the ONE LIGHT bundle, you’ll be able to upgrade to the full package. The next step would be SIGNATURE light.
I only use speedlights - is the lighting series for me?
Yes. We mention speedlights throughout the series and many photographers have used the principles from The Lighting Series to produce beautiful work using just speedlights.
In fact, Felix started his lighting career using just a cheap modifier and a speedlight.
I’m a beginning photographer, I’ve never shot with lights, should I study another class first? What are the prerequisites for this class?
The lighting series teaches how Felix lights his work. As such, he walks people through from the very beginning to advanced setups. There is no maths here, no ratios, and the reviews of the SYNC SPEED video show that this subject is explained simply and easily, even for beginners.
Once over this hurdle, you’re immediately learning advanced techniques in a very simple way, without all the ratios and complicated mumbo jumbo – they just make it difficult to learn lighting and we did not include them.
If you can shoot your camera on manual mode, you’ll be able to apply everything in this class.
Do I need to buy a lot of equipment to take this class?
While almost half of his class focuses on methods to shoot one light effectively, you’ll eventually want to start investing in more equipment. The knowledge you’ll gain will help you save more in the long run than the purchase price of the class as you won’t be buying equipment you don’t need. The class shows you how to do more with less.
How much of the look of the final images is achieved in post production?
Felix has stated many times that he does not enjoy the post production process. He designed the lighting series to reflect his obsession with getting images that look great straight-out-of-camera. Each segment has a short post production video showing how Felix processes his raw files and the subtle adjustments he makes to make the images pop. The final images from this series were lightly retouched to handle skin blemishes.
If you want to get gorgeous looking images in-camera, this is the class for you.
121 Reviews for The Lighting Series
“It's amazing how you simplified studio lighting and made everything so easy to understand without technical complications. Series is worth every penny. Learned a lot, now if only some creativity would kick in. A million thanks to you Felix.”
— ron d.
“Christmas came early yesterday when I took advantage of the of discounted price of this series. So far I have watched six an am thoroughly impressed. I am a self taught, aspiring photographer and have always been afraid of getting into working with studio lights. I fear no more. Felix was crystal clear in his explanations and examples. I loved that he did not fixate on camera settings and light meters. I feel I can now blow the dust of my light boxes and strobe and take the punge into this new adventure. Thanx Felix.”
— Janet F.
“This is a game changer for me!!! After watching Felix working and bending light from simple to complex group lighting it elevated my working to next level. The best thing about his approach is it can apply to any form of photography from portraits to weddings, from family to commercial work. This has open my mind and showed me how to create most amazing images with strobes and also combine strobe with natural light to create that soft light look we call looking for. This is by far money spend well, my only wish is to be there next time when he has a workshop so i can learn it all over again in person!!!”
— Yevgeniy Z.
“This class is going to be a game changer for me. I am self taught, being a retired teacher who has found photography for the first time in my life. I have found my passion to be portrait and travel photography (now that I don't have a J. O. B. Sorry folks that was cruel to the dear people still paying into SS. ) But back to Felix. This class was so helpful. I have been doing portraits and headshots for a while....but this was a revelation for me. Felix explains it in such clear, non technological terms that it is a step by step lesson in beautiful lighting. Obviously, it will take some practice to get to where you want to be and to find your style. I am the most non technical person in the world. I am mechanically challenged every time I take out my C stand. But Felix (and Sue) just lay this out in such simple, clear, understandable terms, everyone is in reach of hight quality portraits. Kudos to this class. Don't even hesitate in buying it! Worth every dime.”
— Patricia S.
“I debated about leaving a negative review, being so out of step with the many positive reviews, but honesty compels me. This course does have some useful information but nothing that can't be found in any number of books or free online tutorials. It appears to be marketed toward people who are afraid of the technical aspects of photography. Instead of teaching students how to use a light meter they are told to work by trial and error to obtain proper exposure. Or to get "soft" light by exposing three stops under and trying to fix it in PP. This is not professional photography. In reality a photographer might have a very limited time to get the shot and get out. Paying a model by the hour or for studio space makes trial and error expensive and unproductive. Great marketing, poor content and way overpriced. You can get everything offered here for free online with a couple of google searches.”
— Shawn C.
“Hello! Great work. Thank you for this wonderful course. <3
I have some suggestions: it would be great to have a light setup plan.
Sometimes it is not obvious where the second light has to stand.
And second a sheet with all settings, cameraside. I know it may differ, but for first try, it could help.”
— Brigitta B.
“It is wonderful to see Felix' approach to lighting, and how he creates such beautiful light and mood with very little equipment. So all in all, great content, and a very inspirational series! There is however one very irritating, annoying, negative - or whatever you'd like to call it - thing about this series, and that's the chemistry between Felix and Sue. Or rather the lack of it. Felix seems to be the sweetest guy ever, so down to earth and focused on sharing knowledge and explaining his thought processes in every situation. Sue however, seems to be focused on only what she's doing, and is not even paying attention to Felix. It's like he's air to her. Even when he's asking her direct questions, several times she's not even answering him...! It's almost as she's doing a totally different series than Felix, and it feels very awkward at times. I know that on an actual shoot you get carried away and extremely focused on the job at hand, but here - Sue and Felix' roles are presenters to an audience. Felix delivers to a Maximum 5 star rating, but sadly Sue doesn't. But still, the content is great.”
— Eivind R.
“Thank You Felix for being so informative on lighting! I also watched this series within a day or 2! I've been struggling with lighting, but I'll be honest and say- I've used my strobe 2x. Once in my home with my daughter, and once out on location with a model ! You made this fun, and easy to understand! I feel confident that I will be able to get what I am aiming for and that is all thanks to you! As a beginner OCF user, this has really really helped, and I can't wait to get started with all the lighting techniques you have shared!
Thanks again! This was a fantastic series!”
— Melanie M.
“I have only been in the business 10 years. Yes, during my study I learned, to process and develop film, to use a light meter, ratios, short lighting, broad lighting etc. etc. But as technology progresses I constantly find that I use less tools and rely more on my eye than ever before. After all we have a nice digital screen in front of us showing us the results I take a few images before I get what I want. If not I change position and move on. Because of technology and that big beautiful screen, newer Photogs are often made to feel like it’s cheating. Its not uncommon to hear ‘in our day we only had film, and we had to get it right in camera first time’. ‘A portrait must be taken on a telephoto lens, preferably two times the focal length’; ”Why, (when I tried feathering) is your light pointing away from the subject?“ More importantly “(We) must use as much gear as we need to on the job to look professional, so that others will feel they need our expertise.” I have often felt that because I don’t shoot film (in my everyday job) and develop/process my own that I am not as good as my predecessors. This course takes all that away. It has taught me that even the best of the best can plan and execute their shoots with minimalistic gear. This course is great, anyone can understand it, no math, calculation, etc. kudos to you both. I’ve been waiting since Xmas to have the money for this series. Well worth the money. As the saying goes, it’s not what you see, but how you see it.”
— Nichola F.
“This series is worth every single penny! All the questions I had, masterfully answered in a simple way. This is life changing! Felix changed the way I do photo shoots and view my own studio space. Plus it saves me time in the editing process. Love, love LOVE this. I cannot thank you enough! A must have for every photographer!”
— Madre d.
“I own one light segment of whole series. Concepts of feathering and diffussing light are laid out very well. Certainly these techniques have helped me in softening the strobe output. I would like to see some more addition to one light”
— Pradeep S.
“In my search for luxurious studio light, I found Felix Kunze. The techniques taught by Felix in The Lighting Series opened my eyes to the simple, but not so obvious, subtleties needed to take my work to the next level. Understanding how to better control the quality, quantity and direction of my light, I was able to push my portrait work into new directions. The best part? I didn't need to purchase any additional equipment, I'm using my existing strobes and modifiers.”
— Katherine G.
“I have done a lighting course before at college... learned the basics and felt confident, so I hesitate in purchasing because I am mostly a natural light photographer anyway.... but because its such an affordable price, I decided to give it a go and OMG!!!!! You need to learn feathering and you need to learn the signature lighting technique! And the group lighting !!! Natural window light for a group shot is never enough in studio, so the group lighting video just adds a stunning, professional, glamorous, elegant touch to family photos...... so excited I am buying a studio lighting kit! Love your work Felix ! We are waiting for you in Sydney Australia to do a workshop!”
— Trish P.
“Thank you Felix! I have captured the best portraits I've ever done because of your teaching with your lighting series!!!”
— Yolanda M.
“One of the best investments I have made for my career and myself. I have purchased many lighting courses but they were too technical for my taste and lack of time... Very easy to understand and remember, while it covers everything a pro needs to know... S. Quintero”
— Orlando R.
“I am normally a natural light shooter outside, but with the weather in England I have converted a foaling box at home which now has two small windows. Painted white will low ceiling but still struggle with the inconsistency of light. So Felix course is the best thing ever for me. It teaches you so much all the styles Sue Bryce shoots in. Felix makes everything seem so simple and easy he even takes you through retouching his images. I love the one light set up, his back lighting, everything about the course is great. He's fun, enthusiastic, a great teacher. My photography is so much better thanks to Felix. I would recommend this course without a doubt . I love it”
— kate G.
“I have been a photographer for since 1999 wnd worked in a high key style studio for many of those years and never had light explained in such a simple and easy way. Felix is a master at not only light but teaching you how to achieve such wonderful results in easy to follow steps. This is defiantly one investment you owe your business and one you most defiantly won't be disappointed with.”
— Verley M.
“I have attended several conversations with photographers and needless to say this series by Felix Kunze is the easiest to understand, relies on your understanding (and not a number) and does great things to your confidence. I am surprised that Felix gives it away at such a throw away price; especially considering that he is extremely responsive on the FB group as well. The best $199 I ever invested.”
— Haresh M.
“This is definitely the best lighting tutorial I have watched. I love every video and they are so worth the money. I particularly like the small studio set-up and signature light. Felix is such a gifted teacher and, in my opinion, there is a gentleness in the way he teaches which gives one permission to experiment.”
— Ruth G.
“If you don't buy this now you will only hate yourself later for the time you wasted.... Simple, concise and extremely informative. Absolutely no regrets.
Dive right in!”
— Steve A.
“I have been following Felix since he showed Sue Bryce how to use studio lights to mimic natural light on a Creative Live workshop. That workshop changed how I think about light. Now with the Lighting Series, I have upped my game once again. Thank you Felix, for making this all very easy and accessible. I wouldn't be shooting how I am today if it weren't for your virtual guidance.”
— Catherine S.
“Have yet to watch the whole package, but so far, AMAZED with the content. As promised, nothing over technical like lighting ratios, Felix just teaches you to "see" what is right, and try out something at times slightly different. Perhaps the best part is that no-one has to rush out and spend millions on fancy lights, etc, you learn to adapt what you have and work with it. (Save your money for the amazing Olliphant backdrops...!)”
— douglas s.
“Felix made learning this so simple and straight forward! He’s super easy to follow and the videos are straight to the point. I am so grateful he is sharing this information, it took my studio sessions to the next level and I’m so proud to share my work now. Thank you!!”
— Julia P.
“Yay! Felix, you are awesome! Makes total sense, very practical advice that can be used in any situation, with any equipment. Love this!!!”
— Robyn S.
“This is simple and great way to understand studio lighting. Worth every penni. Enjoy it!”
— Anton Z.
“I am in love with the lighting series, it changed the way I light, I feel like I have more control now. I feel way more confident now that I had ever felt in the last 4 years I've been shooting more professionally.
Every photo comes out perfect, with soft but contrasty light, no heavy hot spots and great detail.”
— Efren M.
“This is the best tutorial I’ve watched by a mile! I’ve got RGGEDU, Phlearn & a Kelby etc - but Felix’s teaching style is so easy to learn from and adapt to differing situations and he is constantly adding extra bits of knowledge & info in order to tweak the setup he is showing. The quality of my lighting, and therefore the quality of my images, improved after watching just his ‘one light setup’ video.....all I can say is...hurry up and make some more 😜”
— Rob N.
“This is an amazing tutorial on lighting. I have paid more for workshops and other high profile videos. This is worth your time and exceeds the value which it is regularly offered. Very informative, as advertised, and no fluff. Thanks to the entire team.”
— Perry W.
“Worth every penny and then some! I kept putting this in my cart and then not purchasing it because I was thinking $200 just seemed like too much. I debated for about 2 weeks into i finally just decided to do it when free tutorials just weren't cutting it. I only regret I waited that long. Talk about amazing quality tutorials and education. Felix is an amazing teacher! I had no previous strobe or studio lighting knowledge and now I feel much more confident. He makes it so simple and easy to understand. Thank you so much Felix for sharing your knowledge with us!”
— Emmalydia K.
“This is simply the best $200.00 that I have spent in my entire photography career. It isn't really about the gear, it's about the skill of the person using the gear. Of which Felix is a lighting master. I have a significant library of Creative Live lighting courses, but Felix's course is by far the best in my opinion. If you want to invest in yourself as a professional photographer, you owe it to yourself to purchase this course. You won't regret it.”
— Grayson L.
“WOW this series of lighting videos was awesome. I wasn't sure, since I am still starting out, if it would be worth it. BUT OH MY I have gotten more than the price of the course in new information and tips. I especially loved the segment on lighting groups as that is where I struggle most. Thanks to Sue and Felix for this amazing course.”
— Kim P.
“His tutorial taught me more in a few hours than I learned in 20 years (including photography school!).”
— Christopher S.
“This series was amazing. I was on the fence of purchasing it, but decided to give it a go and it was worth the price plus more. I am very happy with the information presented and I got alot out of the lessons. Thank you Felix and Sue!”
— Carlos P.
“Bravo! I just finished all of the segments in the Portrait Lighting Series you did with Sue. I wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation of material. The simple techniques you revealed have completely up-ended my thinking in terms of how I use my studio! I have such a small space (12'x14') with a 7'10 ceiling and was face-palming trying to come up with other ways of using artificial light. My work was all starting to move away from "stylized" and into "everything-looks-the-same..."
You made things so incredibly simple to understand and have given me literally months of work to do in terms of experimenting - and I can't wait to get started. Thanks again so much for putting that series together.”
— Mark G.
“I was afraid I had to purchase expensive lights to produce high quality images. This class has put my fears to rest. I’m now making high end images using speedlights. No matter your gear you cannot afford to miss these lessons. I now possess the confidence to create and craft with light.”
— Joshua S.
“I've purchased and watched so many photography workshops throughout the years and I can honestly say that this one was the most comprehensive and easy to understand course I've seen.”
— Andy R.
“I have always been literally terrified by strobe lights. I never really got it cause I was turned down by the light metering and mixing two or more lights together.
Without a doubt, Felix is the best lights instructor I have ever had. And I have attended several courses of photography in my life...
The only thing I feel I am lacking here are more on location shoots. For instance I would really need and love to see how Felix would shoot in a hotel room, where there are multiple ambient lights to balance. Or just to see how he would deal with an environment surrounding the subject as opposed as just a beautiful (and a bit easier I would say) backdrop. This could perhaps make it into a new chapter or a whole sequel of the masterclass.
Anyways thank you so much Felix cause you have really changed my way of thinking about lights and helped me overcome a huge fear! ;)”
— Chiara G.
“Simple beautiful lighting. Thanks Sue & Felix!”
— blaine s.
“Thank you for making this series! It is so worth the investment. My anxiety about working with lighting has completely diminished. You've validated many of my own thoughts about lighting. It's been such a treat to watch these! Felix is a great teacher, simplifying a seemingly complex subject. The combination of Felix and Sue's approaches is fanstastic.”
— Lauren S.
“This is the BEST lighting class--worth the money and the time to watch. Felix is a wonderful teacher and always breaks down everything in a simple-to-understand description. No ratios, no difficult concepts. Large studio, small studio, adapting to whatever you have. I am so happy I purchased this series--now to practice!”
— Jean F.
“Before this series, I had read and watched many courses on lighting indoor and outdoor but was unable to connect the information to my practice for some reason. Felix's explanation of the concepts, implementation and adaptations for different environments includes increasing lighting based on intuition made it so simple for me. Changes are quick, artistic and allows me to be creative without bogging me down with intimidating metering. I really enjoy being able to return to the video and watch again before starting a specific type of session (groups or headshots) to be savvy on a specific style. These courses have given me the confidence that I need to not just collect dust on my lighting equipment. I have an exciting world of capturing images in my tiny studio (which I painted white since watching the videos). Thank you much Felix for sharing your world of knowledge and giving me confidence to work with studio lighting.”
“So pleased that I invested in this series. I feel confident using natural light but was frustrated with using strobes. With long winters and people wanting evening sessions, I had to step up my game. I have bought and watched other lighting workshops but this was the first time that things really started to fall into place for me. Felix's sense of play has given me the confidence to approach lighting in the same way. He makes it so simple and straight forward, that I am excited to shoot with strobes now. I love the looks that I am getting already and am eager to continue expanding my skills. Thank you so much for making beautiful light so straight forward and fun.”
“This lighting series changed the way I light my subjects. Felix basically condensed his mastery of studio lighting and presented it in a simple, easy-to-understand, practical way. No need for complex ratios--it's a revolutionized style of lighting from the hip that's based on solid experience and understanding of light. Also, with Sue co-presenting some of the segments, you get a well-rounded study of studio AND natural lighting. Worth every penny and it's the type of gift (to yourself) that keeps on giving. Bought it a few months ago and I still watch it every so often and I always pick up something new.”
“Some people invest in gear but I can honestly say that the amount of knowledge you will gain from this class is well worth the admission price. This is the best investment I've ever done for my photography and the results speak for themselves. It's actual practical advice from one of the best artists of our generation. What are you waiting for?”
“Excellent Series. Something for everyone (even the seasoned pro.) Sue Bryce's role is great in this series. Felix is the headliner, and Sue reiterates what he says to her followers because this series is very much for folks who for whatever reason don't do flash.. But even someone with plenty of experience with flash can learn from this highly recommend”
— Jennifer C.
“Felix makes lighting so easy to understand. This course is one of the best investments I have ever made. I highly recommend this to any photographer at any stage in their journey!”
“If you are just starting out in studio light, this is a great series on lighting. Felix's teaching will have you lighting like a professional in such a short time. As a professional photographer who loves working in the studio but tends to stay with the same light set ups, Felix's series has opened up so many more ways to use my studio lights. The one light video had me using some softboxes that I had previously given up on, but now getting some great results. He's a great teacher and pretty amazing photographer so you are learning from one of the best.”
— Kathryn H.
“The best lighting course I’ve ever watched hands down!”
“I had a family session that had to be indoors in the family’s living room. The room was dark and not that big so lighting was a must. I watched his group lighting and his two light setup using bounce and directional light and was able to create beautiful even light that looks like window light. Felix for the win 🙌”
“Best lighting course you will ever need. Felix's uncomplicated approach to studio lighting is a game changer for all portrait photographers!!”
“First off, if you ever wanted to learn how to light fashion photographs like the ones you see in Vanity Fair and the like magazines, you’ve found it here. These techniques will have you producing “Magazine” style images in no time. Now, for the reality. If you are a technical, f-stop, exact distance, how high, details person, this tutorials might drive you crazy. There are no explanations of the inverse square law, or size of source and distance of the light producing hard or soft light. No contrast ratios, or the why’s. Felix and Sue are not technical people, they are creatives, and make most of their decisions based on sight and feel. With this said, you can still learn a lot from them in this series. If you are a creative, then it’s a no-brained purchase. This series will show you how to get quality, fashion/stylized glamour-type portraits in no time (as long as you work hard and practice). Felix’s simple approach makes it easy to replicate without having to think, giving you time to concentrate on getting response out of your subject. This truly is the first and only time I’ve seen a teaching series completely, from start to finish, show you exactly what the photographer does to create these stylized, magazine quality images. Almost right out of the camera. The post-production is simple and easy to learn as well. For those of you who are questioning the price, I’ll just leave you with this thought, “price is only an issue in the absence of value”. If you are a professional or aspiring amateur, this series with add value to your lighting abilities”
“The videos are amazing and so easy to understand. I used the signature light setup for a self-portrait and I
loved the soft light and actually enjoyed the portrait of me which doesn't happen often! The right lighting is
— Robin B.
“I have been looking for a good lighting series for a long time and finally I found it! I love how Felix simplifies everything and breaks it down. Can't wait to implement his education in real life. The lighting series have given so much confidence to do bigger and better things. Thank you Felix and Sue!”
— Leya Y.
“Honestly, initially, I was really on the fence regarding The Lighting Series. I spend a fair amount of time in the studio and have a bit of an obsession with photography courses. I wasn't sure that I would learn anything new or relevant and was concerned about allocating funds to something that wouldn't provide a solid return.
I can say, unequivocally, I was absolutely wrong.
The value of the series is immense! Seriously. Though I've only made it through roughly 1/3 of the courses, I have been blown away by how much I have learned, and how much my perspective has shifted. The way I approach lighting will be more refined and evolved, moving forward. Felix's style is engaging and charismatic. I'm a very technical person but adore his bare-bones, straight-to-the-point approach. Honestly, I think an intuitive, rather than analytical, approach makes a lot of sense both for creating images which feel proper and for avoiding unnecessary complexity so that all of one's focus can be where it should be; on the client.
Also, I found the explanations and setups from the point of view of the subject to be unique and effective.
Obviously, I am a huge fan of the series. I've admired Felix's work for quite some time and hold his aesthetic in the highest esteem. it's fascinating to watch how he masterly applies and modifies what outwardly appear to be fairly minimalist setups. Indeed, Clare Booth Luce was correct, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Huge thanks to Felix and Sue for putting together an amazing series that both introduces the unseasoned to studio lighting and helps those with more experience expand and refine their perspective, approach, and technique.
If you're on the fence, like I was, I wholeheartedly recommend the series and firmly believe that it is a terrific investment of funds and time.”
“Love this series. To achieve Sue Bryce styled natural light with strobes is amazing. This course is broken down in a away that ius simple to understand and implement. After my monthly subscription for Sue Bryce Education, this is best money spent.”
“I finished the videos a few days ago. Fabulous fabulous! Everything was explained in such a simple manner or "super simple" as Felix would say. Great course. Take notes and put into practice. I take many online courses and this is truly one of the very best ever.”
“This is simply the best lighting lessons you will ever need to watch. Explained in the best way too. Felix has a natural ability to explain what traditionally has been a complicated subject in a easily digestible fun way. You will love it. 10 stars!”
— Warren M.
“Finally a lighting course that is easy to understand! No complex formulas or high tech gadgets, just your lights, modifiers, and Felix’s excellent instructions, resulting in beautifully lit images. One of the best investments I’ve made all year!”
“Felix's lightening videos have helped me greatly. They are so easy to follow.”
“I've known Felix personally for years. I've even been on set with him. For fun and curiosity, I saw this series. I was amazed at how much I learned! He explains concepts in a way that makes so much sense that they will stick with you on set. You don't have to know angles, or math, just ideas and the reasons behind it. It will sink right in and you'll be able to make sense of light, softness, and placement. I'm so excited to shoot more often now to use these ideas. I suddenly found where my problems were before I even knew I had them! He opens up a whole new world for me.”
“Worth every penny! Felix's style of teaching is refreshing and he makes understanding lighting so easy. I really loved everything about this class and it has taken my image making to a new level. I can't recommend this enough.”
“Love Felix’s energy and approach to teaching lighting techniques! He makes an overwhelming subject easy to understand and you can put his techniques into practice right away! I highly recommend his course to anyone wanting to learn more about studio lighting no matter what type of lighting equipment you own!”
— Madeleine M.
“I am a fashion photographer, and have been using strobes for a while. However I have always been wanting to create fine art portraits with the softer lighting. With my old ways of lighting, where we basically wrap the subject with light, I found it hard to get the soft painting looks. I studied Sue Bryce, but in my studio getting natural light was a big problem. I recently become a member of SBE and bought Felix's class. And BOOM, here it is, the secret of getting the artistic feel of natural light in the studio with strobes. Feather not Wrap!
The series is very well done and broken into smaller sections. I like Felix's approach of not complicating things with numbers and ratios. As an experienced person with strobes, it doesn't bother me anymore, but I remember when I was new, that was the biggest fear. So for newbies this approach of finding the right light in their circumstance is an easier approach.
I highly recommend it to those who are starting to dabble in strobe lighting, and to those who have experience but want to add the painterly portraits into their portfolio.
Great work Felix, Sue & all the professionals who worked behind the scene to make this tutorial.”
“I had a light and I used to put it on my subject and take my horrible pics, and life was easy :) and then I bought this lighting series by Felix, and now I see lights differently. I never knew lights could be seen this way! Buy this if you love lighting, it would open up your eyes as to how to see lights. I truly believe that it would change you for better! Highly recommended!”
— Parashar G.
“As a photographer I've been feeling stagnant. Feeling like I hit a wall in my own growth... so I went looking for something that would help kickstart that drive in me.
I stumbled upon this series by Felix Kunze, and on a whim made the purchase. Wicked glad I did. I've never had so many "light bulb" moments in such a short period of time... and it's not even what he teaches, but also how. Felix makes lighting simple. He teaches in a manner where you actually find yourself understanding. And with an enthusiasm that makes you want to keep listening.
I put this up there among the best photography tutorial series I have ever invested in.”
— Chris N.
“Felix’s lighting series is unlike any other lighting classes out there. The way he breaks down lighting is so simple, and incredibly beautiful. He doesn’t teach you just the basic setups, he teaches you how to look at and shape light in any situation, with any modifier (or none at all). He demystifies lighting that has previously felt complex and overwhelming, and has helped me create the most beautiful setups in my tiny studio with short ceilings ! You will not regret buying this class.”
“Hands down one of the best lighting series ever! Felix makes lighting so easy. I have been using studio lighting for years and a few lightbulbs went on for me just watching the first video. There have been several more aha moments since watching the series.”
“I bought Felix’s course just before I had a studio session for 2 Families. I used the lighting he suggested for large groups and Boom. Nailed it. Beautiful even light! Then I used his two light set up for corporate shots. Again- beautiful light and the clients were thrilled! That transfers to money and referrals. Thank you Felix! Easy, well understood lighting course with the results you are looking for.”
“This is far and away the best lighting class I have ever taken. Felix takes the subject of lighting and breaks it up into small, understandable lessons. I have always been intimidated by the subject of artificial light and have actually dreaded the thought of learning it. Now that I have taken this class, I am so excited to start using and experimenting all the methods he's provided. Not only is he a master at his craft, he's also an incredible educator too. Thank you Felix, for making this game-changing class.”
“Love the way Felix teaches. The number heavy and macho tech men of the past know photo but don't know everyone learns differently. Wonderfully thoughtout and executed displays of lighting genius. Felix and Sue work seamless together and offer invaluable years of experience and knowledge. Worth the price. But always wanting more”
“I struggle with learning anything technical. (It's my block) So I waited to buy this series thinking it wasn't for me. I was happily mistaken. I have learned so much in watching just 2 video's. Currently watching the entire series...so many tips and ah ha moments. I was amazed how easily I understood the concepts and the ways to bend the light. My only regret was not buying it sooner. It has saved me years of frustration and learning by trial and error. Kudos to Felix for lighting the way to easy learning!”
“This is by far the best lighting teaching I have seen. Well worth the money. I recommend this to all levels. Thanks Felix”
“I had high hopes for this class and still it exceeded my expectations. Felix shows you how to create stunningly beautiful light with the most simple methods. His approach is so intuitive, i.e. light looks too bright? turn it down, subjects eyes too dark, do this, want more drama? do this. He shows you how he experiments with the light settings and I find that now I feel much more inclined to do so as well. I am also thrilled that he shows us how to replicate natural light setups that I thought weren't possible with stobes (or even speed lights). After watching this class, you'll be able to immediately replicate amazing looks in your space. This course is a game changer!”
— Jill H.
“I love this series. So good I binge watched the whole thing…then so excited immediately set up my strobes and started playing with light. Felix teaches how to be intuitive with your approach, and less technical….more artist than engineer. If you’ve ever hated artificial light, or we’re afraid of it, this is the series to get you confident and excited about creating beautiful portraits with artificial light. If you’ve only been a daylight shooter, this opens your ability to shooting any time of day, and to expand your photography world.”
“I had to watch every single video as soon as I purchased. I love how Felix continually shows you one light at a time so you can see how each is contributing to the whole. It makes everything so easy to digest. I can't wait to try all of these.”
“I thought I had a pretty good grasp on studio lighting until I watched this series. The fine-tuning of what I already knew is game-changing. So much new stuff to take in, and the group lighting info is worth the price of the series. Thank you, Felix, for sharing your experience and knowledge. I appreciate your artistic vs technical approach.”
“I am halfway through the lessons--I love that it's confirming I'm doing a lot correctly already and that I'm learning a few new tricks, too. I also love Felix shows you that you don't need anything fancy/expensive to do a great job if you're just starting out. Combine Felix's knowledge with what you've learned from Sue, you'll be unstoppable!”
— Shannon H.
“By far the best lighting tutorial I have ever come across.
Learned so much from this series, and have put it all to good use, and will use it even more in the future.
Well worth it, so don't hesitate if you want to up your lighting game.”
“This is going to not only blow your mind but save you a ton of cash 💰! No nonsense, no waffle, straight to the important stuff how to get great light just about anywhere. There are a phenomenal amount of instructional videos out there and we have all bought at least a couple and been confused or overwhelmed at the end of it with no real clarity. Felix gets to the meat and and after each section you are clear as to how to achieve the objective. If you get one course this year get this one. Very highly recommended!”
“don't waste your team reading reviews
just grab the deal and start a new chapter in learning efficient , simple , crisp , controlled , subtle lighting”
“Easily one of the best lighting tutorials I’ve watched. Felix explains the setups so well.”
“Felix is amazing at explaining lighting methods. I’m not technical at all so to have someone show me in a way I can understand has pushed my lighting to a whole other level. Felix pretty much covers every lighting scenario here so there is something for everyone. I would totally recommend purchasing this series. It does exactly what it says on the tin and you won’t be disappointed.”
“could wait to watch and try the lighting in my studio... WOW amazing!! This will take my work to a whole new level <3 Thanks so much for sharing your talents.”
— Jennifer L.
“Simply amazing!! I had just purchased my first strobe with no idea of how it really should be used. This lighting series filled in all the missing gaps for me. No ratios, simple set ups & also how you can use what you already have for equipment. I now know how to use my continuous softboxes that I don’t like, to compliment my strobe ☺️👌🏻”
— Niki H.
“I found this tutorial by Felix and Sue to be of incredible use. Their intuitive approach to lighting is far more useful than the technical approach of so many other tutorials. You can se here 2 masters playing with light, not two technicians recommending gear or camera settings. Thank you!”
— Carlos Andres D.
“Thank you for teaching in a way that can be understood by the not so techy types Felix Kunze! Watching your videos answer so many questions and made me excited about studio lighting! Thank you for your input and I will get busy making adjustments. I’m sure you hear it all the time, but the information you share has moved mountains and made way for me to grow in ways I never believed possible. Thank you! Enough of all that emotional stuff I’m off to play with lights 🙂”
— ALICE F.
“As a professional portrait photographer, I thought I knew how to light but Felix is really mastering it. I admire his technique and really appreciate the way he explains every setup. With The Lighting Series, you're not only buying better light set-ups, you're buying loads of self-confidence. It's worth every penny.”
— Arnold R.
“I am so grateful to Felix for letting my fear of strobes go and get comfortable shooting with strobes. I have bought SO MANY lighting courses from creative live by so far famous photographers who are known to be experts in studio lights that I might as well delete because all I need is Felix's lighting series. He breaks down everything so simply and nobody tells you where to freaking place the light and how to feather it. Felix is master at feathering and creating soft light that you will start loving studio light. If you want to step up your game or learn about studio lighting, this is it! No matter what level you're shooting at, this will improve your work tremendously. I am so glad to have bought this! THANK YOU, Felix for sharing your incredible knowledge and experience!”
— Neha M.
“I have been watching Felix 's workshop and is mind blowing!!!
What I love about it, he just simplifies creating amazing strobe lighting!! Since I have been a natural light photographer from the beginning of my photography career, well from this point forward, is about to change!!”
— Rodney P.
“I am so happy using Felix's lighting techniques. He makes lighting not only easy and fun but also makes you think outside the box and use resources you already have to create beautiful images without having expensive equipment or breaking the bank. I’ve been watching and practicing different set ups in his lighting series and it’s been a success every single time. Thank you so much Felix for putting this class together, It will for sure change the way I photograph.”
— Mayumi A.
“I’m so grateful to Sue and Felix! This is a game changer for my business. I just recently got my studio and have been nervous about trying artificial lights ( I own a high end constant and soft boxes) and NOW I feel like I can’t wait to strobe lights and get a modifier! You guys have changed everything. Thanks for speaking my language and for sharing your gifts. 💕💕💕💕”
— beatriz i.
“I really needed this series of videos Felix and Sue offered..I live in WA state and the light at times is sparse. Now I know exactly what I need to do. Thanks so much!”
— Christy I.
“A great lighting education series. Felix explains everything in very watered down terms, making the process of working with lighting equipment...dead simple! If you want to master using artificial light, this is a must have in your arsenal of reference material. Again super easy to learn from and Felix it makes it fun to watch. I'm excited to put everything I've learned to practice!”
— Neon H.
“Best lighting course ever, definitely a game changer!”
— Katie C.
“I am a natural light photographer through and through. Lighting courses have always intimidated me and not made since. I've always LOVED Felix's work so when I first heard Sue Bryce was learning lighting from him I knew there had to be a hook. There totally is. HE TEACHES LIGHTING IN SIMPLE TERMS. No need to get technical to understand light. This lighting series is incredibly comprehensive yet so simple to understand.”
— Ashley L.
“I was sitting on the fence when it came to buying this series. But oh my goodness - so glad I finally did!
Absolutely mind blowing how much Felix can teach you about lighting in so little time. He makes it so easy and practical. Little changes that will change the way you shoot and make your images great to amazing!
He will make you see and understand light the way that light is suppose to be seen and understand.
He'll teach you how to work with the light, so that the light can work for you!
After watching this series I'm buzzing to get clients in to utilize what he taught me! Thanks Felix for sharing your knowledge with everyone - this was life changing!!”
— Minette H.
“I'm about a quarter way through, and so far so good. I'm pretty experienced in lighting technics, and always lived to play around with studio lighting. So even though I'm familiar with a lot of what Felix is teaching, there's so much to be learned in new ways of implementing familiar technics. For example- reflected light modifiers, which felix loves and which I always detested, now seem to make so much sense, I even used them in a big commercial shoot yesterday, and it really solved a lot of issues.
Felix as a teacher is sort of perfect. At one point I was thinking that if ever the world would come to an end, Felix should be the one hosting the final TV broadcast. He's just so calming and assuring, everything is easy and achievable, and you just need not worry. It's lovely, really.”
— Smadar k.
“Thank you Felix for creating and offering this lighting course. The content and teaching style is presented in such a way that I feel like I am at a live workshop. Seeing how you work to create beautiful light as well as learning the "why" behind it has changed my lighting forever.
Thank you for not treating the lighting patterns as proprietary but freely sharing the knowledge with us all. Learning from this lighting course will raise the level of portraiture I am creating for clients in my sphere of influence.”
— Cathy P.
“Easy to follow, easy to listen to, informative and measurable, insofar as being able to implement the setups and see the results.
Doesn't matter the brand nor whether you're using studio flash, speedlites or constant lighting, the concept is what is important. The series is taught in such as way as to encourage you to forget about settings - no light meter is used - and to instead 'see' the light and histogram and work with that. Very straight forward. I find it odd not working with a light meter, however, it works. Might try using my light meter to get my initial settings to dial in, then tweak from there, as I may personally find it better for me. This again is the beauty of this course, you get enough knowledge to start making informed choices about your lighting and what works for you.
Hats off to Felix and Sue for bringing this together and releasing it as a download - after all photography without light is not exposed!”
— Denise E.
“I like that you don’t need to focus on technical settings. Instead, pay attention to light placement and explanation of why and how to modify. The easiest training of how to create beautiful and flattering portrait light.”
— Gale W.
“I’ve been very lucky to attend one of Felix’s amazing lighting workshops and all his incredible lighting setups, techniques, and even more (!), can be found in this series!
I’m a professional photographer who firmly believes in investing in your education (over gear any time!) so if you photograph people, then this is a MUST purchase. You’ll learn incredible techniques that will set your images apart from the rest.
Even better, Felix is an incredible teacher who explains his methods in such a simple and clear way, making it super easy to understand.
I’ve purchased many courses on lighting but this is hands down the best :)”
— Zoe N.
“This series is a game changer and I'm not even all the way through. I have struggled with lighting since I started doing photography. Felix makes it so easy to understand. Great investment for your business..”
— Misty A.
“Lighting in the simplest terms possible. Felix’s explanations just make sense. You don’t feel like it is a graduate level class and you are a freshman . Buy this, you won’t regret it.”
— Holly P.
“Felix is a great teacher. He makes lighting so easy. I got more confident using my studio lights. He doesn't only teach you how to use studio lights but also how to make awesome pictures with it.”
— Robin K.
— Pia R.
“I learned techniques which I could apply immediately and with intent. No longer will I feel at the mercy of my lighting situation and I have this series to thank for it.”
— Angeliqua C.
“Best lighting series available. Period!”
— Rex J.
“Only one video in to the series and it has already paid for itself. You guys hit a home run with this one!”
— Paige H.
“Easy to watch, easy to learn, easy to apply. This has to be, hands down, the best lighting education class I've seen — and I've seen a few. I don't think I learned this much, this fast to get my degree in photography.
So, if you're hemming and hawing around trying to decide whether to buy this course, just do it for goodness sakes. You can spend tens of thousands to get a degree or a couple hundred on this course (and learn significantly more). Thanks, Felix & Sue for making this available. It's worth every penny and then some.”
— Jackie P.
“For those of you who've thought about purchasing Felix Kuntz's video series on lighting, PLEASE give yourself an early Christmas present and do it. I'm ONLY on the 5th video and am COMPLETELY blown away by how easy it truly is. Felix throws out the confusing, technical aspects and teaches instead from such a simple, yet understandable perspective. Lightbulbs in my mind are going off at every turn! I've already practiced on 2 models and it's truly amazing how small changes can make such a big difference! I can't believe I was doing it wrong all along. Total game-changer. Best $199 I've spent in a long time!!”
— Angi L.
“Wow!! I am blown away by this course. I have read books by some of the industry’s greats about lighting, I’ve watched countless YouTube videos and courses from other instructors but nothing has ever come close to how simply Felix teaches you to create gorgeous, beautiful, impactful light.
His teaching style is very approachable and it makes you want to jump up and start creating immediately. I have already dusted off my lighting equipment and created some beautiful images in just the last few days since purchasing the course.
This course is absolutely worth every penny and it will take your photography skills light years ahead from where they are right now.”
— Erin D.
“The Lighting Series with Felix Kunze and Sue Bryce is amazing. I got my first strobe about a year ago, and I was pretty overwhelmed with how to properly use it. I played around with it, but I wasn't in love with the results I was getting. I read tutorials and watched other videos online with how to use them, but I still wasn't getting results that I loved.
This course breaks everything down so simply, and it is not overwhelming at all. There is no talk about ratios or the exact settings you should use. It's all about how to use the light(s), and then fine tuning to get the results you are looking for. I have never seen anything this simplistic, but mind blowing on lighting. I am super pumped, and absolutely confident that I will be able to get results I love with my strobe now in any situation!”
— Erin B.
“I have been using strobes for years but still felt very insecure about them especially in my new tiny studio. While watching this series I discovered that I was doing a lot of things right already with set ups I accidentaly discovered while mucking around. But now I KNOW why those light set ups I discovered accidentally work well and how I can play with them.
The only video I didn't find helpful was the small space one. I watched it after the 'one light' video and the light set-up is almost the same and it's only with seating poses. Lighting dancing or standing people in my 2,20m ceiling studio is my biggest concern so I would have loved more insight in that.
Thankfully in a lot of the other videos low ceilings and small spaces where addressed and I honestly found those tips more helpful than the special small space video.
Overal a great series with a lot of very nice set-ups. I'm sure I will come back to these videos for a long time.”
— Anniek M.
“This is good....like *REALLY* good stuff. Felix is a wonderful teacher and the way he sees light and helps you see it is exceptional. I can't recommend it enough if you want to bring a "Vanity Fair" aesthetic to your strobe lighting not only in the studio but on location. Grab it before the price increase!!!”
— Paul G.
“Felix has an amazingly vast knowledge about lighting which he shares in these videoes - really anyone can learn something from him. That said,..
I was, perhaps incorrectly, under the impression that these courses was mostly going to be about Felix teaching lighting. So when I first saw Sue appear in one of the videos I had my reservations. Sue spend a lot of the time focusing and teaching about posing, and I'm not really seeing the point. At times I was unsure if this was about posing or lighting. Luckily though, Felix has a lot to share and when occasionally Sue allows for him to speak and doesn't push him out of the way, he'll drop a piece of amazing knowledge.
I don't see the point in Sue spending so much of the time teaching how to pose. Sue has plenty of excellent videos that will teach just that. Even when Felix was finally allowed to talk about lighting Sue paid him almost no attention and instead focused on how to, again, pose the model. However, it's great to see that Sue doesn't just accept the look from the studio strobes. She knows how she wants the light and keeps asking Felix to fix the lights until they achieve the look she wants - and of course Felix knows precisely how to do it. I can forgive all the posing done in the video "Wall Poses" seeing as that's really what the course was about, but otherwise it becomes too heavy.
All in all though... If you're okay with all the posing Sue does or if you're not, you'll still be learning so incredibly much from this that your entire body will be itching for your next shoot. And also Sue has a wonderful smile and beautiful ears, and Felix is simply incredibly handsome.”
— Mathias R.
“LIGHT BULB moments over and over! I only watches first round thus far and loving it already- even I Dummy can understand it and that means a lot! Like for real, people! I can NOT wait to get my hands on really put into practice, what Felix teaches here! Totally worth getting the entire series! YAY- so excited!!!”
— Ines S.
“Best lighting tutorial I have ever gotten! (and I have quite a few)
No confusing technical stuff! Just beautiful light made super simple!”
— Jenni S.
“I have admired Felix's light for a long time, he has a painterly, timeless look. In these videos, he teaches you the secrets to his amazing light in an easygoing, understandable way. I had so many "ah ha!" moments...it was truly mind blowing. I couldn't recommend this course more highly!”
— Andrew K.
“Job well done! Both of you.”
— Vincent G.
“I just picked up the new tutorial by Felix Kunze through an early release on Sue Bryce Education. Let me start by saying I'm only about 30 min into the tutorial and have been blown away! If you want a very comprehensive tutorial on studio lighting...buy it. I always get asked "how to feather light?" on my posts and his explanation how to work with one light is nothing short of amazing! I thought I had a good grasp on everything and I've already picked up a ton of knowledge...in 30 min! The way he explains lighting from the subjects point of view is spot on to how my brain works so that was an awesome surpise. I hope this review doesn't sound like a sales pitch...lol seriously all, it's pretty awesome!”
— Ethan A.