Is it Possible to Create Amazing Lighting Even if You're on a Tight Budget?

The Dynamic Range of Light

Getting started with lighting can be difficult.  

What tools do you need? 

How do you know if what you're buying or using is the right solution?  

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What are we all about at Learn Stage Lighting?

Actionable Learning

Every post and page written on Learn Stage Lighting is designed with changing your lighting in mind.  

Simple to Understand

This isn't fluff-filled jabber, just simple, action-oriented training.  

The goal is to make every page accessible to beginners, but advanced enough that seasoned lighting folks can get something out of it too.

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Around 10,000 people come to Learn Stage Lighting every month - and I'm so glad to have you here!

How to Make Amazing Lighting,
Even If You're on a Shoe-String Budget:

If you're like most of my readers, you want to create great lighting - but you aren't sure what to do next.  You want to do a great job, and chances are, you've been bitten by the "lighting bug" - and want to get as good as you can!  

But something keeps getting in the way - there are just so many options of what to do next, and you're stuck.  

Maybe it's time to buy some new gear....or maybe you need a new console.  Or maybe, you're struggling to know how to wire everything together and make it work.  

Maybe you feel like this reader:​

Pete G.

6 weeks ago, I knew nothing at all about stage lighting but knew that somehow I wanted to create a decent 'mini stadium' light show for my band.

There Has Got To Be a Better Way:

Fumbling around with different gear, staying up late and setting up your lights any second you get is a load of fun.  Okay, sometimes, it's frustrating too: we all have these moments!

  • ​Do you feel like simply buying more lighting gear isn't getting you anywhere?
  • Do you want to make amazing lighting, but feel held back?
  • Do you worry that you'll never be able to make a professional-looking show?
  • Do you wish you had a mentor to guide you along the way?

If you've felt any of these, you're not alone.  All of us have felt this way.

I Know How You Feel...

I know how it feels to be in over your head in lighting.  To forget a crucial adapter cable on a gig or to buy a bunch of gear and then be in horror when it doesn't work together!

Creating great lighting isn't always easy, but it's incredibly fun and rewarding.

As a professional lighting designer and now teacher, I have faced the reality that you feel every time you get out your lighting.  Whether you work with band, church, DJ or theater lighting, I know the trials and frustrations you deal with, as I have lit in all these areas professionally.

I too have fallen into the trap of buying, buying and buying more, hoping that gear would solve my problems.  And the truth is, sometimes gear will solve your lighting problems.

But many times, your biggest lighting problems will be solved via learning.  Via education.  Via growing yourself ​and your knowledge, and then adding in the gear that makes sense.

You Can Create Amazing Awe-Inspiring Lighting​:

​Today, I am a lighting designer and teacher, and have the opportunity to impact thousands of people in their lighting.  While I began my lighting journey as a volunteer, I quickly grew myself into a lighting career and now live in Nashville, TN with my wife and young son.

​You can transform your lighting, and I want to show you how.  Let's check back in with Pete, who we heard about earlier on this page:

Pete G.

Fortunately I came across David and [Learn Stage Lighting].

He has a very practical, clear approach, explaining which systems and products to use, essential lighting techniques and how to create a convincing show when you're starting out on a budget.

I'm now confidently programming and sequencing quite complex DMX light shows for the band.

Am I an expert at it? Far from it.

Have I discovered a new lifelong passionAbsolutely! I strongly recommend this site.

What You Need is a Mentor:

When you have someone to walk you through lighting, showing you each step, it all comes together much more quickly.

I would like to be your virtual mentor, helping you to navigate the excitement, frustration and learning experiences we call "lighting".  I am here for you, to teach you and guide you into amazing, awe-inspiring lighting.

Soren R.

Learn Stage Lighting has helped me create an overview of which "tools" are available when creating a light show to support and enhance the mood and audience experience of each individual song and the whole show in general.

We've already got very positive feedback from our audiences more times than I can count. :)​

Here's how you can start making an impact in your lighting right now.  

Click the button below that best describes the kind of lighting you do (or want to do).  When you do, I'll email you a free guide that will help you get started making incredible lighting:

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