Do you want to learn how to use light more creatively? Do you want to feel confident that you can find beautiful light even outside of golden hour? Join Alice and Melina as they teach you to master many of the most difficult types of light, including dappled light, direct light, and even artificial light. You’ll learn how to incorporate beautiful shadow patterns in your work, how to create flattering light from unusual artificial light sources (including street lights and lanterns), and how to use light boldly to create a striking composition. You’ll also see their unique perspectives on golden hour backlight, you’ll learn how to use haze and flare creatively to enhance the atmosphere and emotional impact of your photographs, and you’ll see the many ways one window can be used to create beautiful images. This breakout will inspire and empower you use light in new and creative ways!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
• How to use direct light
• How to find and use pockets of light
• How to master backlight and add haze, flare, sunburts and rays of light for creative effect
• How to use windows to achieve several different types of light
• How to master dappled light of both the organic and geometric kind by finding pockets of light, backlighting, photographing just the shadows, sidelighting and framing
• How to create beautiful images using artificial light both outdoors and indoors
• How to use reflected light to strengthen your composition, especially on cloudy days
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Alice Che is a fine art and portrait photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a girly girl with over 50 dresses as well as a lover of fairytales and happily-ever-afters, so it’s no surprise that her passion is photographing couples and weddings. Photography is her creative outlet from a highly technical job. Alice is huge lover of light and is constantly on the lookout for new and creative ways to use light to enhance the emotions in her photos. She loves having the ability to express her emotions and personality through her photography, especially in self portraits. Recently, she has discovered a passion for using light and shadows to bring her clients’ love for each other into their photographs, telling their love story one picture at a time.
Melina Nastazia is a natural light photographer and her style is creative fine art. She is based in Brooklyn, NY, where she lives with her husband and three children. Before she fell in love with photography, she was an actor, and her theater background greatly informs her work. Through her images she seeks to tell stories and communicate ideas. She is fascinated by light and the many ways it can set the mood, create drama and complement emotion in an image. She is particularly interested in capturing human connection and soul: what drives us, what moves us, what brings us together, what makes us uniquely individual, what destroys us, what lifts us up, and most of all, what sets us free.