Tim Meyer


Portrait Lighting and Posing

Through The Lens Of History, The Present and The Future

Live Model Demonstration

Sunday 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Tim will take you on a whirlwind tour of the iconic, historical images that have shaped modern portraiture and will focus on the creative elements of portrait lighting and posing. He will explore the origins of today's styles and a potential vision of the future of our constantly changing industry, not only for portrait artists, but lifestyle, fashion and editorial work.

This class is designed with the intermediate to advanced photographer in mind, or anyone with the curiosity to seek the genesis and potential of the art. Through live demonstration, this experience will provide an opportunity for you to consider, or further develop, a professional level of lighting and posing skills in studio or window light environments.
You will leave with a solid introduction to these professional skills, how to apply them with style and craftsmanship, and with an understanding of how the history of portraiture impacts our work today.


Tim Meyer M.Photog.Cr., CPP, MFA

With over 35 years of experience, Tim Meyer (MFA, M.Photog.Cr., CPP) has been internationally recognized and is well respected for his craftsman level technique and always evolving innovative style.

In addition to teaching full time and serving as the Lead Portrait Instructor at Brooks Institute, Tim is honored to be sought after as a mentor, speaker and workshop leader worldwide. His portrait and wedding studio, Meyer Photography, is managed by his partner in business and life, Dea Meyer.

The Portrait - Understanding Portrait Photography, a comprehensive study of portraiture, co-written with Glenn Rand and published by Rocky Nook, Inc., is in its second edition and available in English, German and Chinese. Shaping Light: Use Light Modifiers To Create Professional Studio And Location Photographs, also co-written with Glenn Rand and published by Amherst Media, Inc., offers an intensive study of light shaping tools and techniques.