Welcome to the Light Pro Event website.

We invite you to join us on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, September 13th – 17th, 2015 for a fun week of portrait photography education with some of the best educators in the industry for 5 days! 

At Light Pro, you will spend quality time with some of the top educators in the industry in class, working hands-on and one-on-one. Our amazing educators are kind, successful, and approachable. You do not need to worry about egos with this group. Whether you are a beginning or advanced portrait artist, our educators will be there to help you go to the next level in both your art and your business. Our educators are just as excited to be at Light Pro as the students are!

So here they are, your official Light Pro 2015 Education Team!


Kevin Jordan, Eddie Tapp, Suzette Allen, Judy Host, Jeff Lubin, Larry Hersberger, Craig Lamere, Dave Junion, Mike Ridinger, Dan Rowe and Lora Yeater



 At Light Pro we have 2 types of educators: Speakers and Coaches

We carefully select dynamic, successful professionals in the industry who have influenced their student’s success for many years.  We have selected our speakers to give you a well rounded education that covers all the major topics of running a successful portrait business. We recognize the many facets linked to success in this industry and we strive to create an atmosphere that fosters learning in a great many areas. 

Speakers will give a classroom presentation and to be available for hands-on demonstration. Many of our speakers also stay for the rest of the event and are kind approachable people that love spending time outside the classroom with student.

Our coaches are some of the kindest and most patient hands-on educators in the industry. Coaches are available the entire event for you to work with both in our fully stocked lab of studio bays, and outdoors on this beautiful resort property. They will be working on set shifts from sunrise till 10pm.

Coaches are not there for you to watch. They are not allowed to have cameras (or egos) during their coaching shift. Coaches are there to show you how to do what they do and help you do it until you get it down. (That was the original Light Pro concept of HANDS-ON learning and we are sticking to it!)

These coaches are also masters at photography, posing, and lighting and they can answer questions outside of their particular style whether you need help improving something you are already doing or if you want a new specific look, they will help you with all things photography.

When our coaches aren’t on shift, they become attendees and most will be creating images and learning right along side of you.

So bring your camera and gear to create beautiful images at one of the nations most beautiful resorts. Work along side each of these photographic and business masters, while having a great time, making the best of friends, and enjoying the sun and sand.  Action packed days and fun-filled nights will make this one of the best educational experiences you’ve ever had.  The Shooting Lab will be open daily for your personal use with and without our coaching staff, however, our coaching staff will be on duty to answer any of your lighting questions.  We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying the Light Pro experience.





Day Classes:  All attendees are invited to see each of the speakers in their allotted speaking time. 

Shooting Lab: The shooting lab will be open everyday. The lab is an open area with multiple shooting bays. You choose a model from the model room, bring your camera into the lab and shoot in a bay. We encourage you to change the lighting set ups and use whatever props you can find. If you have any questions there are coaches available for you to answer them. Coaches do not have cameras, they are there to assist you. You can choose to go to class, go to the lab or check out equipment and a model and shoot by the pool!

Evenings: In the evening everyone is welcome to join the digital coaches and lean new editing and post processing techniques while working on the images you created during the day. You will want to bring your laptop computer to manipulate the images you have been shooting in the lab or on location.

Business Consultations: Sign up for private business consultation with one of our speakers and get the help you’ve been needing.

Print Competition:  After capturing great images, we ask that you choose one to enter into our print competition. This image needs to be ready for entry on Wedenesday. A 16X20 of your image will be produced by our Lab sponsor, Millers, to be used in the print competition on Thursday.  We will all participate in judging the images by spending our Light Pro bucks on whatever image we like best (this is totally anonymous).  The image making the most money wins.  We have lots of great prizes donated by our vendors. So Don’t Miss Out !!!  

Equipment suggested for Attendees: Camera, memory cards, laptop, and sunscreen.


Questions? Call (720) 539-3619

Follow the developments of this event on our Light Pro Facebook Group site: http://www.facebook.com/groups/453138344750690/


Image by George Kuchler Photograoy