Photography Exposure and Lighting Essentials
What you'll learn
- In-Camera vs. External Light meters
- Through the Lens (TTL) Modes
- Light Painting
- Achieving perfect exposure when there is no Light meter available
- How to Read Histograms
- The Exposure Triangle
- Determining Exposure without a Light Meter
- Understanding Luminescence
- Hard vs Soft Light
- Bouncing Light with Reflectors
- Color Temperature and Photographing during the Golden Hour
- How and When to use Flash
- How to use 3-Point Lighting
- Identifying Light Source and Direction
- How to take advantage of the Golden Hour
- Using Slow Sync Fladh with longer shutter speeds
- A camera with manual exposure mode.
- A Love of Light
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman, founder of Kodak.
This is a course for Light Stalkers everywhere! Light makes up our visual world, and the framing and managing of that light is our mission as photographers. our photographic Lighting influences not only brightness and darkness, but also tone, mood, and the atmosphere. You can also use light to give your images texture and vibrancy, and make your subjects more luminous. This course is designed to help you See, Capture, and Enhance the Light in your Scene. You will learn why, when, and where are the optimal lighting can be obtained and you will have the techniques to do so. determines Y
If you already have some experience in photography and want to improve or are if you are just starting out, this course will ground you in your exposure controls. You will also know how to use and interpret your light meter and histograms. But the fun really starts when we explore the qualities of light and experiment with Light Trails, Bouncing Light with the help of Reflectors, and Using light as your canvas with Light Painting. This course is highly visual and is meant to stimulate and inspire you with ideas about how to use light in your own work. Also included in the course are interactive quizzes, assisments, and challenges to help keep you motivated along the way.
Who this course is for:
- Hobby Photographers
- Beginner Photography Students
- Artists who want to improve their photo skills
Born in Chicago, I received my B.A. in Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography from Oberlin College. In 2001, I moved to Amman, Jordan where I worked both as a contemporary artist and as a photojournalist. I exhibited my photography in numerous exhibitions throughout the Middle East and internationally.
Eventually, I became the lead photographer for a Jordanian Lifestyle Magazine and Photo Editor for two regional publications: a Fashion Magazine and a Men's Magazine. This allowed me to gain a second editorial eye for photography, as I regularly scouted, commissioned, and published photo shoots from other talented photographers in the region.
While in Jordan, I also began teaching courses and workshops on Drawing, Seeing with Perspective, and Photography. I consider my teaching style to be somewhat radical but very effective and have received much positive feedback from my students through the years, who in-turn became professional artists themselves.
In 2007, I moved to Berlin, Germany where I am currently based and while I continue to expand my own contemporary art photographic practices into the fields of light art, installation and video, and I gain special joy and satisfaction from sharing my experiences and knowledge with my students.