Environmental Portraiture: Learning to Use Light to Make Images - Not Just Take Them

Ian Spanier

Ian Spanier

Session Time: Jan 19th 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Opry: Presidential Ballroom C, Level 2
Track(s): Portrait, Technique


Whether creating images in your backyard, traveling, or working in a studio, creating images that tell a story should be the goal for all photographers. Part of that journey comes from developing a style- so let’s explore how we can sort out developing your style- and discovering how light is your path towards better photography. Join Westcott “Top Pro” Ian Spanier for this live demonstration and lecture full of the tips and tricks to improve your approach to location and studio photography.


  1. How-to create a plan for all your photo shoots to set yourself on the path to consistent successful shoots.
  2. Learn how to train your mind to always find or create great lighting, whether you own lighting equipment or just want to.
  3. Develop a “bag of tricks” to solve all kinds of lighting challenges we face as photographers.

Related Sessions