Just Another Light Source: A Guide to Shooting in Available Artificial Light

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


Don’t let the lack of sun stop you from capturing images you love! In this e-book from Melissa Hines Photography, you’ll learn to create images you love in artificial and mixed light and capture all of the beautiful moments of your life that happen at night or indoors with limited natural light. In this colorful 104 page PDF plus over 20 minutes of editing videos, Melissa will give you the confidence in choosing the correct white balance and settings for shooting in artificial and mixed light, how to see and use many different types of artificial light, and how to edit your images to achieve proper white balance and pleasing skin tones.

7 reviews for Just Another Light Source: A Guide to Shooting in Available Artificial Light

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This ebook is nothing short of amazing. The information Melissa provides on how to see and utilize artificial light indoors completely opened my eyes to the world around me after sunset. I found the information she shared on white balance particularly useful since that’s one thing I always struggle with. After reading this book and seeing her many (gorgeous!) examples, I feel much more confident in nailing my white balance in camera and making my images sing in post. Plus, Melissa has such a relatable, down to earth teaching method that learning from her is a total breeze. Can’t recommend this resource enough!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


I’m pretty comfortable shooting with artificial light, but still learned a great deal from this book! The section on mixed lighting and setting white balance for mixed lighting was especially helpful. Melissa explains her process in such a clear and concise way that I had no problem applying some of her tips to my shooting right away. She includes a ton of beautiful examples of a myriad of different types of artificial light that makes the concepts laid out in this book easy to grasp. Her editing videos are also extremely insightful and useful!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristina Dominianni

    Perfect for taking all the fear out of artificial light! Reading Melissa’s ebook gave me a much needed push to think outside the box and actually look forward to taking photos in artificial light. I’m an avid 365er and I’m not going to lie – the winter months suck. I get bored, I hate the light and until this ebook came into my life, there was no class or ebook dedicated to this subject! Melissa takes all the guesswork out of working with artificial light and shows us that it doesn’t have to be ugly – when used correctly, can actually make some pretty gorgeous images.
    I’ve literally taken a TON of photos since reading this ebook (and reading it again and AGAIN) and I’m actually super excited to keep at it!!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Wade – Rural Life Photography

    Melissa’s approach to shooting in mixed lighting situations and “bad lighting”scenarios has helped me grow as a photographer. She explains in great detail the use of metering and white balance to achieve exceptional “In Camera” results. My favorite part of the book is her use of photograph examples to completely illustrate the proper way to light meter the subject. Thank you Melissa for sharing your lighting expertise and helping me grow as a photographer.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Melissa does an amazing job breaking down all the important components of how to shoot in artificial light. She makes the concept of shooting in artificial light so much fun and easy!! 🙂 I loved everything about this ebook and it has kept me shooting in the long Winter months!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily Ockwig, Everbranch Photography

    Minnesota winters are long, the days are short, and it’s hard to stay inspired. Twelves months in to my project 365, I’m more passionate than ever about getting daily photos of each of my kids life-ing. But winter is HARD. When Melissa over at Melissa Hines Photography announced that she was releasing an e-book all about artificial light, I was SO PUMPED. Upping my lighting game is a goal of mine, but it’s not always practical to have a flash around. I wanted to get more comfortable shooting in any indoor lighting situation.

    Melissa Hines Photography’s latest e-book, Just Another Light Source: A Guide To Shooting In Available Artificial Light, is AWESOME, by the way. After reading her book, I was so inspired to find new and interesting light sources inside and figure out how to make that light work for me. It’s okay to shoot in fluorescent light. It doesn’t have to be even. Shadows are your friend. And Kelvin… Kelvin is something I need to practice.

    Her book is all about working with what you have available to you, without dragging out additional gear. I love my flash and my ice light (oh, I LOVE my Ice Light), but I want to be comfortable enough to not depend on those tools if I don’t want to, and, more importantly, to be confident on our adventures to know how to shoot in any lighting condition.

    Melissa has helped change how I look at – and for – artificial light. I highly suggest you check out her e-book and get yourself inspired for these long winter months. You won’t regret it.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Erica Burns (verified owner)

    So I have been in a rut recently and was having trouble seeing the light. This e-book pushed me to see artificial light in such a different way. I could see an immediate difference in my photography and feel motivated again. I especially loved the section on mixed lighting as that is usually a very big struggle for me. I can’t wait to continue to use all the artificial light lol.

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