Carl Caylor
“Natural Light Portraiture”
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Carl Caylor
Iron Mountain, MI

Carl is a Kodak Alaris Mentor. He is PPA Certified, a Master Photographer and a Craftsman with Professional Photographers of America. He is an International Affiliated Photographic Judge and has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 26 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery, Lexjet Sunset and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.

Why You Should Take This Class:

  • How to find useful portrait quality
  • Natural Light and how to pose within the light and the scene.
  • Strobe Assist Portraiture
  • How to visualize a project then put all your knowledge into creating it


Carl Caylor
Course Number: 8
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Carl will discuss, demonstrate, give open practice time with instruction, critique in class and then repeat.  This class is about finding Natural Light and how to use it.  You will also use strobe inside and out to assist the natural light or to overcome it.

You will also concentrate on background selection, composition, color harmony, expression v.s. lighting patterns, posing and so much more.  Concepts you learn in this class will be ready to put into practice immediately when you get home.  These are practical and essential skills that will make you a better photographer.  Your work will attract more attention with your clientele and you will increase your income.

This class goes way beyond lighting. We will pose, compose, and work with color harmony and dynamic backgrounds. You will be creating images each day with critiques to follow.

Carl is the author of the book, “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to Natural Light Portraits and is one of the most sought after instructors in the country because of his “Hands-On” coaching approach. Don’t plan on just watching in his workshop class… Carl will challenge you to become a better photographer than you already are. His photographic skills are just part of what will help each student. His greatest strength is his ability to see what skills others already posses, then break things down to simple terms to help enhance those skills to a new level.