Five Minute Friday | Faking Natural Light Indoors

I am a natural light lover! Window light. Morning light. Golden hour light. I love it all. For the longest time artificial light scared me! But now what scares me even more is terrible light. Have you wanted to start using artificial lighting but had no idea how to use it, let alone make it look amazing? You’re not alone and I’m here to bring you to the dark side light side in the simplest way possible.

Right now indoor lifestyle photography is trending for family photographers. As this new style of photography has emerged and more sessions are shot indoors, “natural light photographers” everywhere are panicking. How do you light a dark lit room while keeping the natural light look? I’ve tried several different options, including window light only, flash and several different continuous lighting brands. There is no right or wrong way, but MY absolute favorite is this cheapStudio FX2000 from Amazon.


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Kylee Maughan

Kylee Maughan


I was born and raised in the land of Evergreens, mild temperatures & rain. I am a Washington girl through and through living in hot and cold Cache Valley, Utah. I got my Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, majored in Family Life and loved every second!

Family and my faith are everything to me. My favorite things include chocolate, Netflix, deep fried sushi and Costa Vida.

When my husband and I were dating, I shared my dreams of becoming a photographer with him. Two months later, he sold his Xbox and bought me my very first real DSLR camera for Valentine’s Day and thus begun Kylee Ann Photography. I was completely clueless and inexperienced, but I NEVER stopped dreaming. I specialize in a photojournalistic style of shooting. My goal in every session is to capture love in natural, real-life ways. The pictures I cherish the most are the candid laughs, kids chasing each other and other genuine fun. I also love to teach! Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to be an educator online and in-person – teaching several courses, setting up workshops, mentoring sessions, organizing local clubs and writing for national blogs.
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