Get Lit

A comprehensive guide to shooting with artificial light, Get Lit was created to make you confident in any lighting situation.
What if you could have a seamless aesthetic between your natural light and artificial light images? 
Get Lit and become a master of controlling your light! Whether you're a wedding photographer or a family photographer, you shoot film or you shoot digital, you need to know how to use flash to your advantage and control it. No more relying on the weather and what the sun decides to give you!
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Do you know what to do when you no longer have natural light to rely on?


Maybe you're a "natural light photographer" who panics when the weather doesn't go your way, or you've been known to say things like "I hate the look of flash" or "flash isn't on-brand for me." But what if you could have a seamless aesthetic between your natural light and artificial light images?


It's time to become a master of controlling your light. We can’t wait to teach you how to effectively incorporate artificial lighting into your work so you never have to fear your flash again!

We are creatives and business owners—just like you. And we're on a mission to make photography education approachable, actionable, and downright fun.
We have over three decades of combined experience. And we provide expert know-how on damn near any photography or business-related topic.
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Patrick Le

7.5 hours

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"I really cannot say enough good things about this education. It’s an investment that keeps giving back!"
"My work has evolved so much even since the beginning of the year. Having learned from Patrick last year, the skills I learned have been crucial for this evolution to happen!! It really takes you beyond the technical worries and allows you to be creative, which ultimately is what fulfills you in this career. I really cannot say enough good things about this education. It’s an investment that keeps giving back!"
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Meet Your Teacher

Patrick Le

Patrick is world-renowned for his mastery of artificial light and film photography. Adding light to digital work is one thing, but to film? That's another ballgame completely! Founder and educator of The Apollo Workshops, hundreds of photographers can attest, Patrick is the G.O.A.T. of artificial lighting! We are thrilled to collaborate with him for Get Lit, a comprehensive artificial lighting course for digital and film photographers alike.
What's Inside

The Lesson Plan

Module 1: Camera Settings
  • In this module, Patrick demonstrates how he sets his camera and flash on-location.
Module 2: Philosophy
  • Before diving into the specifics, it is important to understand the fundamental nature of light and how it works. In this module, Patrick lays the foundation for the rest of the course. 
Module 3: Forms of Artificial Light
  • Learn the difference between the different forms of artificial light and when to use them!
Module 4: Gear
  • When it comes to artificial ligthing, the gear options are endless. In this module you will learn what gear is worth the investment, what gear isn't and what will work with your camera!
Module 5: Light Modifiers
  • Artificial lighting goes far beyond using direct flash. Learn how to modify your lighting tools to achieve your desired look in this module.
Module 6: Balancing Light
  • In this module you will learn how to balance the light between your subject and the background to mimic the look of a naturally lit room.
Module 7: Exposure Threshold
  • When adjusting your exposure with artificial lighting, there are a few key things you need to know (especially if you're shooting film!) In this module you will learn how to make sure you always have enough light.
Module 8: Inverse Square Law
  • In this module, Patrick will teach you how to quickly determine your settings based on the distance between your subject and your light.
Module 9: Hard Light vs. Soft Light
  • Patrick makes things ultra practical in this module, showing you the simplest ways to achieve the look you're going for. 
Module 10: Troubleshooting
  • If you've ever worked with artificial lighting, you know that curveballs are common! Learn how to quickly problem-solve any issue you may encounter in this module.
Module 11: Lighting Setups
  • Learn quick and easy setups to make your lighting look incredible in any situation during this module.
Module 12: Time to Get Lit!
  • Put everything you've learned about light so far to work! In this module you'll learn quick and easy solutions to make artificial lighting work for you at a shoot or wedding.
Preview the Course
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Knowing how to use artificial lighting to mimic natural light is a skill most photographers don't have. It's time to set yourself apart.
On-Demand Video Lessons
Watch anytime, anywhere. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can access your content via your personalized student portal.
Learn at Your Own Pace
As soon as you finish checking out, you're immediately granted access to the entirety of the course content. With lifetime access, you can take your time and always come back for a refresh.
Ongoing Support
Any updates we make to the course will be added to your portal. Plus, we're available via email or our student Facebook community to answer questions and help you on your journey.
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When and where does this course take place?
All our courses are available online, which means you can access them at any time, from anywhere. There are no specific start or end dates for the courses, and you can work through them at your own pace. You have the flexibility to pause, start, and stop each lesson to fit around your schedule. Once you purchase a course, you can start watching it immediately inside your Develope Academy student portal.
How long do I have access to the content?
How does lifetime access sound?! Once you've completed your purchase, you'll get an email with all the info you need to login to your student portal. After you login, you'll see the course added inside your account, ready to watch whenever it works best for you.
I have another question. Can I chat with someone?
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