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


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.



  1. Lindsey August 30, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Wonderful course to help understand fundamentals of light and shadows as well as helpful tips to achieving the contrast Kim is known for! It’s definitely inspired me to try out some of her ideas while photographing my own kids.

  2. Nancy Mack August 28, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    An excellent tutorial on different lighting situations in real-time photo shoots. I loved the complete video of the photographer in a lifestyle family situation: different light, different family members and group shots all the while managing small children and their antics with such patience! Opened my eyes to the role of the photographer. I struggle with isolating the subject from distracting backgrounds, but the B/W editing video gives some excellent tips. Great Break-Out!

  3. Beth August 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    This breakout has been absolutely amazing. Kimberly does an amazing job guiding you through the different kinds of light and how to use them to create beautiful meaningful images. As someone who lives in a house with less than ideal lighting, this has really helped me find the best way to take beautiful emotive images of my own family. An absolute must read for beginners all the way to seasoned photographers!

  4. Katelyn Harris August 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    I love this breakout. 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. Kristin Wahls August 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

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

  6. Amy August 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

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

  7. Leah August 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Excellent Tutorial about Light and Shadows! Kimberly covers all the basics about what Light is and how to use it in her PDF. It’s all there and easy to follow. Her videos are awesome, you can actually hear her conducting a family session. What she says to prompt the family and everything.I feel like I’m learning so much! Thank you!!!

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