If you're anything like I was when I started photographing professionally nearly 10-years ago, you're intimidated to try out external lighting for your photography. I almost let fear win, but then I learned: "It's just light."
In this course I will help you transform your understanding and thinking about lighting for your photography through video lectures, images reviews, course downloads, and assignments throughout designed to integrate your learning.
Students will walk through the course by covering the basic types and qualities of lighting, including sample photos of each along the way.
Designed to be complete over the weekend you can complete the course as fast or slow as you like - while working on your lighting knowledge and skills independently in between sections.
Take this course if you want to free yourself of the fear of lighting, or if you're looking to incorporate something new and exciting in your photography! Liberate yourself and take advantage of all that photography has to offer through learning about lighting's options, uses, and functions.
In this introduction I outline what the class covers, where we're headed, and a few tips to ensure a successful learning experience.
In Bad Lighting I briefly talk about how we begin to identify bad lighting.
In this first assignment you experience and analyze bad lighting for yourself, which helps you develop your "eye" for photography lighting.
Further developing your eye for photography lighting, in this assignment you find, look at, and critique samples of good lighting.
In this lecture I review the primary qualities of lighting in photography, giving you visual examples of each.
Take the information from the previous lecture to the next level in this assignment, focused on helping you assess qualities of light.
Test your intake on what we've covered so far about qualities and types of lighting.
Get prepared to go out and create or adjust your own lighting environment in this lesson (see assignment download).
A final farewell and quick review for Introduction to Lighting. Plus a coupon code for future courses.
Trained in journalism at the undergraduate level, Christine has worked in the photography industry for over ten years. In 2006, she and her husband opened their own wedding and portrait business. They have been serving wedding, portrait, and corporate clients ever since.
Christine began teaching photography in 2007, and specializes in communicating complex or technical information in relatable terms for the non-professional to individuals or groups.
Christine's photography clients describe her style as: emotional, intimate, and classic.