Shoot to Thrill

Michael Mowbray

Michael is the author of the popular speedlight photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studio (Amherst Media). He is in demand on the speaking circuit with his programs on Senior Portraits, Weddings, Speedlights, and Business.

Since opening Beautiful Portraits by Michael in 2001, Michael Mowbray has gone on to win many awards for his portraiture and was  named a medalist in the PPA International Photographic Competition in 2011, 2012,2013 and 2015. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin 8 out of the past 10 years, including Wisconsin Best of Show-Wedding 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has won the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award five times, and the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Outstanding Wedding Portraiture three times. Michael has also been named one of the Top 10 photographers in Wisconsin multiple times and “Best of Madison” by the readers of Madison Magazine.

Join us for this exciting class about lighting and off camera flash.

Learn how to create great light anywhere: any location, any time of the day

YOU create the light; combine these skills with natural light techniques and stop being limited by having to find just the right natural light.

- Learn lighting and posing techniques for seniors, weddings and general portraiture
- Learn how to master OCF in both TTL and manual
- Learn how to work with gels and other inexpensive tools in order to craft unique imagery 
- Learn how to craft light with many different lighting modifiers
- Learn how to price and sell your portraiture in order to increase your averages and profit, and make your life easier.
and offers optional after-hours field trips to area lakes at sunset.

​​​​Winona School of Professional Photography

Indianapolis, IN                           ​June 17 - 20, 2019

Michael gives back to the photographic community by sharing his expertise in classes, seminars and educational videos. He is also the owner of the MoLight brand of lighting equipment. Learn more at and

About the Instructor

Michael Mowbray