Alan M.Thornton
Craftsy Instructor

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Alan Thornton has been an advertising, editorial and fine-art photographer for 16 years, working with clients such as Land Rover, Nike, Apple, Hewlett Packard and TV Guide. He is an instructor for Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Boston University?s Center for Digital Imaging Arts and Craftsy, and finds teaching just as fulfilling as creating the perfect image for his clients.

Alan's Craftsy Classes


The Essentials for Understanding Light

Unlock the keys to masterfully lit photos as Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Alan Thornton guides you through the one element every great photograph has in common: light. Delve into the characteristics of natural and artificial light and find out how to create a compelling image no matter the light source. Explore direct, diffused and bounced light, and discover which is best for flattering portraits or high-contrast, dramatic images. Learn how to shoot with back, front and side lighting, and dive into essential exposure and metering guidelines. Follow along with Alan in an inspiring lesson on finding good light anywhere and discover the affordable gear that will help you create and modify beautiful light.

$44.99 $59.99

Alan's Projects

Using soft light on an overcast day.
Indoor Portraits
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