I remember when I was just getting started with photography. I shot everything with natural light, or with an on-camera speedlight. Strobes honestly scared me, and rightfully so — there’s a lot that goes into using strobe lighting! But once I sat down and learned it, it was something that completely changed my photography for the better.

If you’re in the same boat as I was, check out Viewbug’s free one-month membership for Photofocus readers. You’ll get access to this course, “Up and Running with Studio Strobes,” from Abba Shapiro and Rich Harrington, as well as be able to interact with other photographers and compete in photo challenges.

About the course

In this course, Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro give beginning photographers a brisk look at using strobe lights in a studio setting — lessons that easily translate to the field and locations, inside and out. Learn why shooting with strobes and continuous lighting makes such a big impact on your photographs, and how to buy a good, affordable starter kit. Rich and Abba also show how to set your gear up, trigger your lights and make modifications with accessories like reflectors, umbrellas and soft boxes. Finally, learn how to make the most of what you have in a series of lighting challenges.

Claim your free Viewbug Pro membership

Want to watch this and other courses to help boost your photography? Viewbug is offering a free one-month Viewbug Pro membership, exclusive to Photofocus readers. After your free month, you pay just $6.92 per month to continue.

In addition to some great courses, you also receive unlimited photo uploads and contest participation, your own website, the ability to sell your images and more. Sign up today!

Lead photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash