In photography, light is everything. Come along with five photographers as they seek out beautiful light in its many forms: indoors and out, East Coast to West, backlight, low light, soft light, and beyond. Watch as they approach a scene, find the light, and harness its radiance to produce incredible photos.
You’ll go behind the scenes during different times of day to capture the light with Tarah, Kristin, Courtney, Liz, and Lauren.
Explore with them through shooting videos, pullbacks, and light diagrams. You’ll see exactly how each photographer positioned her subject (and herself!) relative to the light to create their magical images. Come along….indoors and out, east coast to west coast, midday to blue hour.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
• how five photographers use light at many different times of day– from early morning until dusk
• how to use golden hour light to create magical images
• how to use midday light successfully
• why positioning your subject in the scene really matters
• how to use manipulate scenes with difficult light to create usable light at any time of day
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Tarah Sweeney is San Diego portrait and wedding photographer. She is the mother of three and spends her days homeschooling, photographing her life and client sessions as well as teaching workshops. Natural light is her passion mixed with genuine emotion and fun!
Courtney Larson is a documentary photographer in Phoenix, AZ. She’s inspired by shadows and everyday, mundane moments. She enjoys walking the line of imperfection and creating daring images.
Kristin Dokoza is a child and family photographer in California who loves to capture unique light and thoughtful images. She loves to share her passion for light and finding the beautiful wonder that connects your family. Her style is clean, colorful and simple and her images are filled with warmth and laughter. If her Mark III is not within reach, Kristin is creatively capturing light and telling stories with her iPhone.
Inspired by the simple joys of life illuminated by light, Liz LaBianca embraces the love and laughter of childhood. Whether it be images bathed in the golden light of sunset or her nitty, gritty black and white documentary work, her imagery evokes true emotion and reminds us all to let go of the rules and remember what it feels like to dance in the rain.
Lauren Mitchell is a street and documentary-style photographer living on the Space Coast of Florida with her husband and 4 year old daughter. She is a restless spirit who can’t sit still for more than a few hours at a time but seeks comfort in people and places she feels deeply rooted. Her daughter is often her travel companion and will most likely look back on her life as a series of gas station bathroom breaks and drive-thru windows. Lauren loves to photograph the world around her, especially the neighborhoods closest to home.