The Language of Light: Understanding The Zone System for Digital Photography
with Kris + Lauren Penland
AVAILABLE JAN 16-26, 2017
all materials are downloadable & yours to keep
Learn the secret of perfect exposure!
Did you know that light has a language? It’s called The Zone System, and it’s not just for film! The Zone System is a perfect tool for any photographer (in any genre) who wants to grasp the advanced concepts of exposure. Learn the basics of The Zone System and how to use your camera’s meter to correctly expose in ANY lighting scenario including difficult light such as harsh light, back light, and low light. Then dive into creative exposures and how to expose based on your vision for a scene. You’ll see how Kris + Lauren control their exposures in difficult lighting scenarios, see the important role that mood plays in image-making and learn what to consider when making effective and intentional artistic decisions. Finally, you’ll see Kris + Lauren’s process for editing images and how The Zone System relates to the decisions they make in post-processing.
what you’ll get
An eBook covering The Zone System, light, and how to put everything together to start executing your vision
Outdoor Shooting Video
Outdoor shooting video covering harsh light, back light, and flat light
INDOOR SHOOTING VIDEO
Indoor shooting video covering direct light, back light, low light, directional side light, fall off light, and creative ways to use these different types of light
2 EDITING VIDEO
Editing videos showing how Kris + Lauren apply their knowledge of The Zone System during post-processing Hand edits of color and black and white images as well as direct light, back light, flat light, fall off light, directional side light, silhouette, landscape
Exercises to get you thinking deeper about your own work and to put The Zone System into practice in your own work right away
Submit questions to the Presenter anytime during the program's duration, and receive a copy of the recorded Q&A video at the end of the breakout's run.
what you’ll learn
// THE ZONE SYSTEM
The basics of The Zone System + your camera’s meter, how to put The Zone System into practice and expose properly
// DYNAMIC RANGE
Learn all about dynamic range and how (and why!) to think about it when making decisions
How important it is + how to start visualizing scenes
// LIGHT 101 AND MANIPULATING LIGHT
Understand how versatile and diverse light is, Learn how to use The Zone System to manipulate light and when to manipulate light
// DIFFICULT LIGHT
Learn how to expose in difficult lighting both indoors + out
Learn how important establishing a mood is and how you can use The Zone System to manipulate mood
// POST PROCESSING
Learn how The Zone System plays a role in Kris + Lauren’s editing process
about your presenter
Kris + Lauren Penland of Sea + Rhythm Photography are family + newborn storytellers, photography educators, new podcasters, and Offset artists living and adventuring in Alaska with their 3 daughters. They have a passion for documenting their family and inspiring others to do the same. You can view more of their work and learn more at seaandrhythmphotography.com.