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Shooting 104: Intro to Natural Light

Next Course: October 6, 2014

Full Participation for the October run is SOLD OUT, Study Along Seats are still available.

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This four week course will help photographers who are comfortable working with their cameras in manual mode learn how to see and understand natural light and then put it to use to create beautiful images with depth and dimension.

course fee:
$300/person for full participation
$150/person for study along

Study-along members will have access to all materials and will be able to read the forum, see others’ assignments, but will not be able to post questions, conversation, or request critique on their assignments. Full Participation students will be able to do all of the above.

30 participants

Study-along seats available.

For more information about our policies and workshop FAQ please click here.

If you need to know how to access the workshop, please follow the instructions on this PDF.

what we cover:

  • Week One: Direction of light, color & quality of light
  • Week Two: Types of light, window light and reflectors
  • Week Three: Open shade and other structures
  • Week Four: Backlighting and silhouettes

what you get:

  • weekly lessons and assignments (PDFs)
  • detailed, personalized guidance and critique from the instructor each week.
  • opportunities for peer interaction and critique
  • critique from at least one teaching assistant each week

what you need:

All students should have a solid understanding of the exposure triangle and working knowledge of shooting in manual mode. A camera, fixed aperture lens and a 5 in 1 reflector are required.

While you can take this course with or without human models, you’ll get the most out of this class if you have access to one so that we can assess the quality of light and skin tones.

course instructor:
Lisa Harrison is a professional photographer and mom to two. You can view her work here. Lisa recently decided to specialize in Newborn Photography. She loves bright clean processing and natural skin tones.


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