Tony Corbell

Featured Speaker,    July Meeting


"The Power of Light in the Digital World"

Program Description

Understanding and controlling light quality is at the core of all of Tony’s presentations. Attendees will take a look at some of Tony’s most effective and successful pictures and learn how to see a unique perspective and not be afraid to push the limits of their experience and talents.

Corbell will discuss all types of lighting and its tools in depth. Lighting tools include portable flash, studio strobes, sunlight and ambient light. Lighting applications include additive, subtractive, reflective and transmission. Tony always spends time discussing Light Quality as well as Light Quantity and how Light Direction plays a significant role in the resulting mood of an image.


Tony has been involved in professional photography since 1979 when his first studio position was with his sister and her husband in West Texas. Since then he has moved through an almost inspired life that has included traveling and lecturing in more than twenty countries, has photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 world leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts.

In 2010, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 500 seminars and workshops nationally and internationally. In 2008/09, Tony spoke to over 8,000 photographers in 36 cities throughout the world including London, Glasgow, Dublin, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Sydney and many more U.S. cities. 2010 was again busy with Tony traveling to Germany, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, and many other cities teaching photographic lighting and image workflow processes and practices. Always an active student and teacher of photographic education, his Basic Studio Lighting book from publisher Random House (AmPhoto) has been popular worldwide and is the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses. Tony spent four years teaching at the internationally renowned Brooks Institute of Photography and his Location Lighting DVD produced by Software Cinema has received great reviews. Tony has written articles in every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China.

When asked what he is most known for, he says being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world.

Awards and Recognition


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