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Photographic Lighting 1   


  • Explain light theory, including the qualities of light and the importance of light in composition
  • Apply ambient light principles with still life and shapes
  • Set custom white balance
  • Use camera flash
  • Use speedlight, reflectors and diffusers

Become a photographer who knows how to find and create great light. In this course, you'll learn about different types of available and created light, as well as the facts and qualities of light and their effects on your images. You will know how to use your flashes, measure/modify/shape light and create good light with on-camera speedlight. Students should be familiar with basic photography and how to operate their cameras. You need to own an on-camera flash/speedlight. Any manual or automatic flash/speedlight will work for this class.


  • Digital Photography 2, or familiarity with operating cameras in manual mode
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