Fearless Indoor Lighting: Your Guide to Mastering Indoor Light with Amanda Ruzicka & Lori Pickens

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Learn to harness the light inside to make beautiful images every time you shoot!

You’ll learn how light and shadows make a photograph, how to meter for different lighting conditions, and how to understand different qualities of light. Learn the secrets for using indoor light creatively as you manage different types of light (natural, artificial or combination). Find beauty in the shadows in your home, learn how to use alternative light sources to create unique images, and discover the secrets of creating special light effects including sunburst, silhouettes, and shadow play. Learn how to manage color temperature and choose the best white balance, and how to break the rules for creative effect. Amanda and Lori will teach you to manipulate indoor light. You’ll create the perfect light by using reflectors and diffusors indoors!

what you’ll get:


An eBook filled with photographing in indoor light. From direction and intensity to modifying and using alternative sources and more, you'll learn everything you need to know!

  • 4 shooting videos
  • 4 editing videos
  • 7 image study videos
  • 2 behind-the-scenes client session videos

*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.

about your presenters

Amanda Ruzicka is a part time newborn and family photographer and full time mama. She lives in the countryside of Wisconsin with her hard working hubby, two sweet little boys, two big fur babies, and a very personable fish. She loves going for hikes in the woods, campfires, pontooning on the lake, and any time spent together with her family.

Lori Pickens is married to her best friend Nathan and they are raising two crazy twin little boys and their sweet and sassy little sister in a small West Virginia town. Lori is a database geek by day, and a lover of all things photographer pretty much every other moment of the day. She has a quote in her office that says, “More ideas than time”, which pretty much sums up the theme of her life.

Amanda and Lori met when they were both looking for a roommate for Click Away 2018. They were paired up and realized they had so much in common. They started texting and talking every day, bonded at Click Away, and a wonderful friendship continues to grow to this day.

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  • 5
    Don’t hesitate to click PURCHASE!!

    Posted by Jamie Eilts on 24th Mar 2021

    I just downloaded the materials and dove right in. We are smack in the middle of winter here in central Illinois which means lots of shooting indoors over the next couple of months. I always get so tired of shooting indoors during the winter months and usually fall into a big rut…but not this year. This breakout is jam-packed full of information on finding and exploring the light in your home AND creating beautiful storytelling images with that light. From the inspirational PDF to the 17(!!!) included videos, these ladies have covered it all, and I am feeling so motivated and inspired to find the light in my home this winter. This breakout is well worth the price, so if you’re on the fence, don’t hesitate to click PURCHASE!!

  • 5
    I am absolutely blown away!

    Posted by Mickie DeVries on 24th Mar 2021

    I am absolutely blown away with the amount of information included in this breakout! It starts with the very basics of how to meter, shutter speed, aperture, to types of light and how to work with them, to how to be creative with different types of light. This breakout encompasses everything about lighting inside from the technical to the creative! I love that Lori and Amanda created so many exercises to stretch our ways of thinking about lighting inside. It will be the perfect resource for me to work through as we head into winter.

  • 5
    So excited for this breakout

    Posted by Sarah on 24th Mar 2021

    I always struggle with picking up my camera in the winter months! We don’t have a lot of big windows in our home, and I always feel like I miss moments while we are stuck inside. So excited for this breakout and ALL the information that has me excited to experiment and document my family!

  • 5
    All I can say is WOW!!

    Posted by Ally Frantz on 24th Mar 2021

    All I can say is WOW!! This is the perfect motivating resource I needed to get me through the winter. Living in Northeast Wisconsin means we will spend a lot of time indoors in the upcoming months. The amazing PDF, and multiple editing videos have inspired me to pick up my camera and capture our days in new and beautiful ways. I’m so grateful for this comprehensive breakout!! Amanda and Lori, thank you for this wonderful breakout that I will undoubtedly reference time and time again!

  • 5
    This breakout is PACKED full of information!

    Posted by Megan Arndt on 24th Mar 2021

    This breakout is PACKED full of information! It is such an incredible resource going into the long, dark winter months of shooting inside. It helps you learn to read the light in any indoor situation, from your personal home, to client homes, to public places like restaurants, and gives you all the information you need to be confident shooting in any situation! If you are looking for something to help you get through the winter months indoors and feel inspired about documenting your family, this is a perfect breakout to purchase!

  • 5
    I am amazed by the amount of resources that is included

    Posted by Danielle on 24th Mar 2021

    I am amazed by the amount of resources that is included in this breakout session! I can already tell that the information offered in the materials will help me feel more confident with capturing moments indoors, and it comes at the perfect time as winter is beginning. I’m really looking forward to learning from all that Lori and Amanda have put together!

  • 5

    Posted by MaryAnn Jones on 24th Mar 2021

    I sat down today and binged this amazing class! I came here hoping for inspiration for shooting my kids this winter, and not only did I find that, but so much more! I think my favorite section was the client lifestyle tips at the bottom. I think I now have the confidence to give it a try for some model calls. Thank you for all your hard work and effort in this amazing Breakout.

  • 5
    This breakout is worth so much more

    Posted by Kate on 24th Mar 2021

    This breakout is worth so much more than they are charging for it! Snap it up before they realize how valuable it is and the price goes up! Lori and Amanda are great educators and have packed the breakout with so much valuable information. They provide concrete examples and multiple opportunities for targeted practice which will improve the photography of any participant.

  • 5
    Recommend it to anyone that is looking to push their creativit,

    Posted by Tiffany Brown on 24th Mar 2021

    This a really great class with a ton of information in easy to digest segments. Definitely worth the money, I am so excited to start practicing what I am learning from these talented teachers. I’m so glad I purchased this breakout session, and definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking to push their creativity, become more confident in their craft, and just start taking some really amazing, share-worthy photos.