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Art of Light

Create beautiful images every time, with natural light.


the next time you picked up your camera you could...

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Create Mood

Manipulate your lighting for the mood you want No. Matter. What

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Harness Light

Focus on your composition and styling as harnessing light is second nature.

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Shooting Anytime

Shoot when it suited you, as you've got a back of tricks to tackle ANY lighting.

all this is possible with a little know-how

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In this ebook, I’ll take you behind the scenes to discover simple lighting setups and more advanced light shaping for scroll-stopping images.

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Ready to unlock your lighting superpowers?


After reading this guide you'll be able to...



  • You'll unlock your manipulation superpowers by fully understanding how to apply the Inverse Square Law.

  • Plus, understand the *real* source of light, (and it's not always your window).

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  • Uncover light at your home, as well as why myths about lighting are holding you back.

  • I'll run you through how to find those 'must have' modifiers around the home, plus how to problem solve your lighting issues and when to use each technique - easily.



  • Know which direction of light is most flattering to your food and when to use each type.

  • Learn about key light blocking, as well as how to create strip and edge lighting with just your window light.

  • I'll also show you how easy it is to create hard and soft light with tools you already have.

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Uncovering the Art of Light...


My light always looked different to how I'd imagined it would in my pictures. I couldn't seem to find or manipulate decent light for dramatic and moody photos.

I struggled to get even lighting without just ending up making my shadows look boring. I had light envy and felt that I didn't have access to good light. I'd play and rearrange the food and props, then would realise that I couldn't get the shot due to the fact that natural light always changing.

BEFORE I Understood Light

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and now i'm able to...

  • I'm able to tame a hard light source into the most beautiful light.

  • Using edge light to create a powerful mood with two different types of shadows.

  • I know that *sweet spot* to shoot in with window light and could reply on this technique over and over.

  • I'm able to enhance my shadows for striking visual stories.

  • Understanding the relationship between distance, height and size became second nature.

  • I can translate this knowledge into setting up and tackling artificial light.

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You too can get results like these.

What's Included in Art of Light?

(aka...all the skills that you're about to master!)

SO - here’s the lowdown on what you'll learn in each of the 8 chapters:

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CHAPTER 1: Introduction

  • You’ll never know how incredible light can be until you explore it.

  • The difference between ok light and amazing light.

CHAPTER 2: Myths of Lighting

  • 5 common myths about light.

  • Limiting mindset around natural light.

  • How to shift a growth mindset.

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CHAPTER 3: Dynamics of Light

  • Understand the dynamics of natural light and how it behaves.

  • Colour temperature of light.

  • How distance from a light source plays a role.

  • Exploring apparent size of light sources.

  • Hard vs soft light and direction of light.

  • Fill light and shadows.

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CHAPTER 4: Taming a Hard Light Source

  • How I utilised a hard light source to produce two very unique images.

  • Behind the scenes set-ups and production.

  • Case studies Banana Cake, Lamb Pot Pie + Lemon Meringue Pie

  • Aids to use and checklist for troubleshooting.

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CHAPTER 5: Create Mood

  • Discover simple manipulation aids I used to create mood.

  • Behind the scenes set-ups and production.

  • Aids to use and checklist for troubleshooting.

CHAPTER 6: Enhance Your Shadows

  • Why shadows are so important and how I enhanced them.

  • Behind the scenes set-ups and production.

  • Aids to use and checklist for troubleshooting.

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CHAPTER 8: Troubleshooting Tips

  • Tips you can quickly integrate to get light you crave.

  • How to get more available light.

  • What to do if there is too much light.

  • How to shoot soft vs hard light.

  • How to manipulate for deeper or softer shadows

CHAPTER 7: Manipulate Light At Home

  • Uncover manipulation aids to help you shape beautiful light.

  • Must-have aids and modifiers.

  • Using aids from around the home vs purchased luxuries.

  • Creating your best light at home.

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Let’s uncover the art of light!


Over 85 pages of light skills in an interactive PDF format.

  • Shape hard and soft light sources to create mood.

  • Find that *sweet spot* to shoot in with window light and could reply on this technique over and over.

  • Over 85 pages of light skills in an interactive PDF format.

  • Problem solve with my guides.

  • Understand the relationship between distance, height and size became second nature.

  • Understanding the dynamics of light.

  • Troubleshooting light at home using modifiers you already have.

  • 3 behind the scenes setups case studies.



Manipulate light

In this guide, I'll take you behind the scenes to uncover the setups and modification process.


Let’s capture beautiful images using simple setups!
You get instant access to the eBook after purchase.

learn natural light with Rachel Korinek Food Photographer


I believe this is one of the best ebooks you'll ever read, as I created it to empower you to craft and tame the light you crave. If you read through the entire book, implement the tips and techniques found in the case studies and don't see results in your light, simply request a refund in the first 14 days of purchase.

Powerful lighting is one of the reasons my photography has been so successful.

I want you to have that power too!

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Rachel Korinek


I’m Rachel, an Aussie food photographer living in Vancouver. I love capturing visual stories that emphasize the beauty of real food. When I take photographs, I focus on the honest details and intricacies that connects us emotionally to food.

More importantly, though, I know what it’s like to sit in your 9-5 gig and want something more. I've taught over 1,000 students how to create beautiful food photography that makes their community and clients hungry! Many students have gone onto land new clients and magazine features, plus get their work into stock agencies.

My work has been featured in a range of magazines and publications all over the world.


Got questions? Check out the FAQs.


What format is the Case Study Book?

The Art of Light is available as an instant PDF download. The book includes a number of interactive links to help you navigate each lesson and get the most out of learning about natural light. It is recommended that you work through this book on a computer or tablet. A printed version isn’t currently available for purchase, however, it is designed to fit a standard US Letter printer so you can print it yourself.

Can't I find this information free online?

You can definitely find out about the dynamics of light for free if you’re willing to trawl through hundreds of blog posts and online resources and piece together the information. (AND that’s only if you find quality and reliable information). You can’t, however, find behind the scenes setups of the three case study images. You also won’t be able to find out about my journey and thought process of modifying natural light. Being self-taught, I know how to make sure I teach information in a way that sticks.

How much is the ebook and in what currency?

Art of Light is $27 USD.

I'm confident with light, can I learn something new?

There is a lot to know about natural light. Although it isn’t sexy, light follows the laws of physics. If you don’t truly understand the Inverse Square Law and how to apply it, Ambient light power, Light fall-off, how to create Hard and Soft light, edge light or strip light, the difference between Sunlight and Skylight, plus that more times than not your diffuser if your light source NOT your window, then there is certainly some powerful knowledge to be gained by reading this behind the scenes case study.

Do you offer a refund or guarantee?

I have created this book beyond a basic level. Not only does it cover the basics of natural light, but it provides insights into high-level modifying techniques to take you a step further than those who are self-taught. I am confident that you’ll learn something new, that if you don’t learn at least ONE new thing, I’ll provide you with a full refund within 14 days of purchase.

Is this ebook for beginning or advanced skills?

In this ebook I walk through the basics with you, and then build onto more simple, but advanced set ups. Most advanced photographers have never studied the dynamics of light and don't know how to utilise the Inverse Square Law. Understanding this will not only help you with natural light, but will help you understand how artificial light works.


If your question isn’t answered here, click the little chat box and send me a message! I’d be happy to help.

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Create beautiful images every time, with natural light.

I'll take you behind the scenes to uncover simple setups and more advanced light manipulations for food photography.