Lori Pickens

Artificial Light and Film: Photography Tips

Our film challenge on the Click Community forum this month was artificial light, so I pushed myself to shoot finish off my last roll with all things other than natural light, and I’m so glad I did. I honestly don’t think I would have taken these shots if it wasn’t for the creative push of our theme and my amazing photo friends!

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This image was taken on a Nikon F6 on Portra400 film (rated at 200), developed at Richard Photo Lab.

The entire room was dark with the exception of the star lights, and then I had my son hand-hold my Profoto B10 with the grid, above the tent on the right side of the camera.

The camera settings were pretty similar, but for the first image the power of the profoto was turned up higher. Pretty cool how you can adjust it so easily. Which do you prefer?

If you’re little princess would love this tent, you can find it on Amazon here: Princess Tent with Star Lights


Click Community, formerly Clickin Moms, is an incredible community where photographers can go to learn skills that will help you achieve your photography goals.  This covers everything from tutorials, challenges, a forum where you can ask questions and get constructive feedback, have access to a library to help you start and scale your photography business, and grow into the next level photographer you want to be!  I am a Click Community Mentor, and it is such a rewarding environment for women to grow their skills and business.

If you are not a member yet, you can join here! It will be the best investment you can make for your business this year.

“As a member, you’ll get advice from the pros, exclusive resources, and a community of women who love photography as much as you do.” – the Click Community


I have a few tools in my toolbelt that will help you grow into the photographer you’ve always wanted to be!  Whether you are prepping to be a Click Pro Elite or you are just ready to start leveling up and making new goals check out these resources to help you grow!

DOORS NOW OPEN: Becoming A Click Pro

The Click Community

Must Have Tools for your Photography Business

What’s in my Bag – Cameras, Lenses, and More

Fearless Indoor Light – a Self-Paced course

Indoor Light Challenge

Film Challenge
(for the challenges, you must be in the Click Community)

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