Studio Lighting Naturally book – RETIRED… It will be NO MORE.

I’m retiring the Studio Lighting Naturally book.   After this stock is sold out, I’m no longer going to be offering it.  I’ve been selling this book for 5 or 6 years.  It’s a compilation of the lighting, posing, and method in which I go about photographing pregnancy and newborns.   The lighting is taught with an simple “natural” approach that is easy to follow.  So many people are intimidated by studio light, or just feel that studio lighting is not natural looking, but this book proves that you can get a natural look, and it’s easy to accomplish.

Why are you selling them out and not offering them anymore?  

I’m streamlining my business.  I’ve run my business the same for 10 years.  I’m making changes and getting rid of everything that is taking up too much time or that I am not on top of.  While working with clients, I get distracted and incredibly busy, and a book order or two come in.  Before I know it, it’s been a week, and the book hasn’t gone out yet.  I don’t like being late for anything, and it doesn’t make me happy when I’m behind on anything.  Streamlining, less stress, you get the picture…. 😉   Decluttering as well.  While I have a studio outside of my home, I have my office space inside of my home.  I just moved my entire office space, and I have been going through everything.  I’ve gotten rid of all paper files, everything is now virtual/digital.  It’s been a relief to declutter!  So I have this stack of Studio Lighting Naturally books here, and they MUST GO.   They are too expensive to have printed to not sell them! 🙂

So back to the books…..  they are the paperback version of the original —



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.   You will be amazed how easy studio lighting can be.

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.

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

  • 13 diagrams of my 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… four basic editing steps – steps without using an action with screenshots.  You’ll be surprised at how little editing you need to do with this type of lighting.  Want more time for yourself?  You will have it!


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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. This book comes directly from the workshop that was $1,895 per person.  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 in person.

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 within the US.

Do you ship outside the US?  Yes.

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.

By purchasing this book, it is understood that you know how to use your camera and how aperture, ISO, and shutter speed relate.

To purchase $200

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Due to the nature of this product, we cannot refund.

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.

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