The word photography translated from Greek means “Writing With Light”. In this course we will explore how lighting can enhance your photographs using professional techniques for natural or applied lighting. It begins with the basics of light theory, quality, direction, and manipulation. While the course emphasizes lighting for portraiture we will also discuss lighting in general for all types of images including landscapes, travel, and product photography. Classes include demonstrations of lighting techniques and in-class photo shoots with various types of lighting equipment such as flash and reflectors. Students are encouraged to apply what is learned in the class to their own photographs and share the results during class time. Lighting equipment will be available for use during class or you may bring any lighting equipment you have already have but what to learn more about. A location photography field trip is also planned for one of our weekly sessions (weather permitting). Students should have a basic understanding of camera operation and have some photographic experience.
Class takes place every Thursday, January 9, 2020 - February 13, 2020 (7:30-8:50p)
About Your Instructor
John Engelman is a professional photographer specializing in commercial, portraiture, and fine art images; he is also an experienced photography instructor. You can find out more about John on his Facebook page