The Illuminated View: Exploring Light
4 WEEK WORKSHOP
This course will help you begin to use natural light in new ways. We’ll cover how to find and use direct light, backlight, dappled light, reflected light, and pockets of light (both inside and out!). We will also discuss and practice nailing beautiful skin in backlight, dealing with highlights and blown backgrounds, as well as editing images in all kinds of light – both in “good” light and “bad” light situations. You will come away from this course with the ability to use light confidently and creatively as we explore what makes light work in an image – and how to make it work for you.
let's explore light
“If you want to up your light game, take this class – Tarah is truly the light master!”
WEEKLY WRITTEN & VIDEO LESSONS
We'll start with the 7 "lightbulb staples," understanding the tonality of light, and interesting light indoors.
This is the week you learn to shoot & edit backlight! We'll cover how to use angles and the environment, creative ways to break the rules and evolve as a photographer, and editing backlit photos.
You have the power to do so many things with light, so this week we're digging in to creating beautiful, emotive photos by shooting & editing direct light, harsh light, and - yes - "bad light."
This week is about playing with unique light - including dappled light, silhouettes, overcast light, and the blue hour - and using your knowledge to create images that speak to you.