We are retiring the Studio Lighting Naturally Workshop which we had running for five years, and to commemorate our last workshop, we are having a………………….



The Studio Lighting Naturally Book (this is a workshop book – this is what we cover in the workshop) is currently on sale for ONE DAY ONLY.   This sale begins Friday, August 24th at 12:00 a.m. (US Eastern Time) and ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. (US Eastern Time)

We never had a sale before on this book.  The regular price has been $410 (including shipping) for years.    We are reducing that to $275 ( includes shipping) for all US residents and APOs.   That is ******$135 OFF******.  Our workshop seats went for $1,895.00.  This book covers what was taught in the workshop.

If you are outside of the United States, the book is $300 (includes shipping) today only.   (If you have any questions regarding customs, please email me at

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STUDIO LIGHTING NATURALLY  – the most popular and requested portion of our workshops  is covered in this book.  Are you limiting yourself as a photographer?  This book is designed exclusively for the natural light photographer who wants to add “natural-looking artificial lighting” to their bag of tools or the photographer that struggles to make studio lighting look natural.  So many photographers steer away from artificial lighting, afraid that it will be too harsh and fake and will never be able to maintain that natural soft look that we all love so much.  Many natural light photographers become intimidated by the equipment choices – there are just so many options out there. Also, many photographers are in areas where natural light is a luxury in the fall and winter time, and not always ideal.  You can delay child sessions due to weather and such, but you cannot delay newborn sessions.   I hear all the time that “natural light is so pure”.  Is it?  Studio lighting can also be clean, pure, and absolutely stunning.  Focus on shooting with simplicity.  Studio lighting is not scary!  Learn techniques to achieve a more natural soft diffuse lighting with tiny subjects and as a bonus, more dramatic and beautiful lighting to flatter pregnant clients.  Besides the convenience that studio light gives you to shoot in any condition, consider future commercial jobs.  Many of you know about my work with Similac Infant Formula that you may have seen in popular magazines including People, US Weekly, Working Mother, and Parenting as well as in welcome packs for new moms.  When I received my first phone call from the agency representing, they specified that they wanted exactly my lighting techniques using studio lighting.  I would have never landed those jobs without knowing my lights.  Studio lighting truly gives you the confidence that no matter what conditions or situations you are presented with, you know you can create beautiful images.  Then you will know you are a confident, well-rounded photographer, ready for anything.

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The book is 70+ pages (softcover) and contains…

  • 13 diagrams of her specific lighting setups and corresponding images – lighting setups that flatter the female subject to lighting that is completely dramatic.

  • Several “pull-back views” during actual shoots with corresponding images, to see exact placement and distance of lights.

  • Tips for photographing children with studio lights.

  • Tips for photographing expectant mothers with artistic lighting.

  • Building blocks to a newborn session with images from a full session.

  • Tips for photographing newborns, how to position, how to achieve “the curl”, the correct angles that are often overlooked.

  • How to light newborns properly in all positions.

  • Post Processing… Jodie’s four basic editing steps – steps without using an action with screenshots.

  • DVD – included containing all of Jodie’s Photoshop actions (the Basic Four plus more), and brief footage from a real newborn session with accompanying pictures.

  • Additional Write-Ups – How to use Jodie’s Photoshop actions, specific vendors and products she uses for her lighting, as well as a worksheet on how to price yourself for profit.

Before purchasing, please read description carefully. All sales are final. This book assumes that the reader has the basic working knowledge of exposure – how ISO, aperture, and shutter speed relate.


Why are these books so expensive?   I  have worked very hard to develop my business and style over the years, and put a lot of time into learning exactly what works for my eye.  Because I am constantly asked to share information, I don’t have the time to answer every question that comes my way while balancing my business and family life as well.  I also have a very large waiting list for classes, workshops, and one on one mentoring, and felt this was a way of getting some of the same information that I teach, since my studio is too busy to accommodate more teaching days throughout the year.  This is also my personal information which has greatly attributed to my success in this industry, I had to price accordingly.

What if I would rather learn in person?  I’m sorry, we are no longer offering the workshop.

How long does it take for me to receive this book?  The book will be shipped usually within 10 business days of order by United States Postal Service Priority Mail.  If you are concerned whether or not this book is currently in stock, please email before placing your order.  We try to keep stocked up at all times.  Please understand, orders placed outside of the United States take some time to go through customs.

I am a natural light photographer but want to learn studio lighting.  Is this book for me Yes, this book is focused on learning how to use studio lighting in a simple easy-to-understand way.

I have used studio lighting for years, and I am happy with my results.  Is this book for me?  If you are happy with your lighting, and you know how to do flat lighting to dramatic lighting, I wouldn’t recommend this book.  If you are wanting to know exactly what I do for my lighting, then this book would tell you exactly what I do.

Your paypal receipt is your order confirmation. These books are being shipped directly from the paypal receipt information.

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About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.