Why is Learn Stage Lighting here?

Back in 2012, I was young and my career in stage lighting was really beginning to take off.

I wanted to give back.  As when I was in my season of intense learning, I combed the internet for useful information on stage lighting…and I found some really great resources.

But, over a few years time, they all became inactive, not publishing any new content, or disappeared completely.  Upon noticing this, I decided that I wanted Learn Stage Lighting to be different.  I wanted a site that would last, and continue to be updated and be the very best in stage lighting training available.

So, while I let the site sit for a year or 2 and didn’t update anything, I began to research and come up with a plan.  I would operate Learn Stage Lighting as a site with both free and paid content, both being exceptional and accurate.  The paid content allows Learn Stage Lighting to last the test of time, and gives me the money to run the site and purchase gear to help teach you!

All of the training on Learn Stage Lighting .com follows this manifesto:


  1. Training must be accessible to beginners.  Advanced training is cool, but with the proper re-direction for new folks.  This means I won’t always go into super-deep technical detail, because it often isn’t all that important in your day-to-day lighting.
  2. Training must be actionable.  I’m not going to make “pie-in-the-sky” philosophical ramblings about stuff that doesn’t matter.  All training will be direction geared towards getting your lighting done, with an emphasis on particular niches such as band lighting, church lighting, dj lighting, theatre lighting, etc.
  3. Training must be of quality.  I’m not trying to create 1/2 way done articles, or inaccurate content.  I’m here to create the very best in lighting training available anywhere.
  4. Learn Stage Lighting .com is NOT a news site, and the opinions expressed are all our own!  Even if a company has me review their product, I won’t sugar coat it, and I will tell you what I don’t like about it.

Comment Policy:

I welcome and appreciate comments on Learn Stage Lighting, but I do have a few rules that I’d like you to follow.

  1. Be Nice
  2. Don’t be rude (see rule #1)
  3. Use the comments to let me know if I’ve written an inaccuracy so I can fix it ASAP.  Once it’s fixed, I will remove the comment since it’s no longer relevant

Thanks so much for being a citizen of Learn Stage Lighting!

-David Henry

Learn Stage Lighting .com Founder