636 North Racine
Mesa, AZ 85205
Learning to See Light Description:
“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness”
– Yann Arthus-Bertrand, “Earth from Above”
Photography – meaning painting with light. But when was the last time you really paid attention to the light in your image (and not just whether or not there was enough of it)?
In many of our classes and in the forums, we talk about proper exposure, composition, style, and more. In each of these areas, light plays a crucial role. Too often, we overlook how the light is acting in the image; from its angle, intensity, color, shape and more.
This class teaches you to read how light is acting in any given image. The ability to see how the photograph is lit is the cornerstone of being able to recreate the lighting scene.From a mountain scene to the studio, understanding how light can be manipulated – and how to manipulate it yourself – is one of the greatest skills a photographer can have.
There are many books on the market that show you specific images and how they were lit, but the ability to look at almost any photograph and see how the light was used will improve your own photography more than you can imagine. By knowing how light behaves and what you can do with it allows you to create an image in your mind’s eye long before you walk into the field or onto a set.
Come and learn how to see light.
What Will Be Covered:
- Different light sources
- Understanding the Kelvin temperature of light
- Learning how to modify light and what modifiers are readily available
- Building your own inexpensive modifiers
- Knowing how natural light changes throughout the day
- Creating hi- and low-key images
- Lighting terminology
- Multiple light sources vs. single light-sources
- How to work with light of different temperature
- Why learning to see shadow is as important as learning to see light
- DIY light sources: what works and what doesn’t
- How, and why, to keep field notes
- How light is seen and captured by your camera
Who Should Attend:
This class is suitable for anyone wishing to learn how to read light. You should have a basic understanding of how your camera works.
What to Bring:
You, your camera (any kind will do), your camera’s manual, and something to write with.