Beauty + Glamour: Mastering Lighting by Nick Saglimbeni


Real professionals understand that maximizing the competitive edge is often the difference between having a successful career and being sent back to the minor leagues. It’s not about money – it’s about uniqueness. So, what can you offer your clients that others can’t?

Follow Nick’s visual journey from concept to lighting to post-production. Watch as he reverse-engineers his most iconic shoots, detailing the pitfalls many photographers fail to avoid.

Through backstage video, artist commentary, and stunning virtual set recreations, you’ll experience lighting like never before in first-person perspective.

“Mastering Lighting” ground-breaking learning approach makes once-difficult lighting concepts easy to understand, imprinting the knowledge in a fun and intuitive way.

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What You Will Learn

  • Lighting a Large Space
  • Creating Light Contrast
  • Redirecting the Sun
  • Working with Fog
  • Lighting on a Budget
  • Making Hair and Skin Glow
  • Directing Your Model and Your Team
  • Balancing Natural and Artificial Light Sources
  • How Hair, Make-Up, and Wardrobe affect Lighting
  • Working with Direct, Indirect, and Diffused Light Sources

What You Will Get

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Unlimited Streaming (VOD)
  • Lifetime Access
  • Videos: 15 Lessons
  • Lenght: 65 Minutes
  • HD (720p)
  • Comment Section for Asking Questions (Dan will answer)
  • BONUS: Nick’s Lighting Journal included inside! (PDF Download)

About the Educator: Nick Saglimbeni

In 2004, Nick Saglimbeni opened SlickforceStudio which soon became one of the hottest studios in Los Angeles, known for Nick’s cinematic nature of photography.

In 2009, after less than only 5 years as a magazine photographer, Nick photographed his 100th cover.

The team’s photography and retouching advancements won several prestigious awards, including Grand Prize at the Sony World Photography Awards, with a collection of award-winning images exhibited at the distinguished Somerset House in London.

Highly sought after, Nick Saglimbeni and SlickforceStudio have photographed commercial campaigns for companies such as Disney, Apple, Skims, Walmart, Sports Illustrated, 20th Century Fox, Sony Music, Skechers, Neiman Marcus, GQ, Kardashian Kollection, Wacom, and many more. Nick’s work has been featured on The View, Larry King Live, The Huffington Post, Keeping up with Kardashians, E! News, and countless others.


  • Grand Prize, 3D Photography – 2012 Sony World Photography Awards
  • 2012 3D Photo Champion – NVIDIA 3DVision Live
  • Winner, 2009 Blackberry/AT&T Small Business Award – Development of retouching techniques for Slickforce Studio
  • Grand Prize, Excellence in Photography- 2008 Photoshop World/NAPP Awards
  • Grand Prize, Excellence in Retouching – 2008 Photoshop World/NAPP Awards
  • Grand Prize, Excellence in Photo Compositing – 2008 Photoshop World/NAPP Awards
  • Honorable Mention, 2009 Photography Master’s Cup
  • Heritage Award, Honorable Mention – 2002 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards


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