Dramatic Light in Everyday Portraiture

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Start creating dramatic light in your everyday images! Join Kimberly Milano in a Breakout on finding the light within the shadows. You’ll go behind the scenes with her to find out how she makes the most out of the natural light available in any setting, including inside client homes. She will give you the tools you need to understand how to use light and shadows effectively and how you can use directional light to contribute to the mood of your images. Finally, you will see how Kimberly uses processing to make more her images more powerful.


• How to see the light within the shadows
• How to use directional light
• How to shoot for black & white imagery
• How to go about shooting in a darker client home and only use natural light
• Using light to strengthen your composition
• How to process images for mood


• A beautiful PDF filled with information on how to use light and shadows to create emotive & interesting imagery.
• Exercises to help you utilize the light and shadows in everyday situations
• A shooting video of Kimberly shooting inside a client home with less than ideal natural light
• An editing video showing how Kimberly converts images to black & white
• A Q&A video

*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable. 


Kimberly Milano is a wife, mom to 4 boys (and 2 dogs), a foodie and a photographer. She is a born and bred Texan with a bit of wanderlust. Kim specializes in lifestyle newborn & family photography, but her favorite subjects are her boys. She loves shadows as much as light and strives for authentic, emotive images.

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  • 5
    One of the best breakouts I've ever purchased!

    Posted by Stacey on 22nd Nov 2017

    Awesome tips throughout on multiple types of lighting, heartwarming photos, and great tips on editing by hand...especially the b&w edit. I especially loved getting a glimpse into her sessions. I learned a lot!! You will not be disappointed with this breakout.

  • 5
    I love this breakout.

    Posted by Katelyn Harris on 22nd Sep 2017

    Light is such an crucial aspect of photography and having Kimberly walk you though all types of light has got me looking at the light around my house in completely new way. The videos are fantastic and seeing how Kim works through a client session and her images that follow has given me a boost of confidence that I too can master the shadows and control the light around me.

  • 5
    I’ve been a long-time admirer of Kim’s work and I’m always blown away by her use of indoor light.

    Posted by Kristin Wahls on 22nd Sep 2017

    I was so excited to see this breakout and it does not disappoint!! I tend to be more of a moody shooter as well, so I loved her tips on how she achieves this in her home and with clients–so many tips and tricks I hadn’t thought of! I also loved that there was a video of her shooting a session—that to me is the best part of any breakout and it was so interesting to see her at work!! Thanks for sharing all your wisdom on light, Kimberly–you’re a master!

  • 5
    This breakout is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the different types of light.

    Posted by Amy on 22nd Sep 2017

    Kimberley explains the different types of light and how to use them to enhance your photographs. Her shooting videos are really interesting and the bonus free Photoshop action is going to be used a lot!