Mastering Natural Light Indoors
with Megan Cieloha
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS SEP 17
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Without light, there is no photograph. A photographer who has the ability to see, and control, light is one who has mastered the principal tool of the art and science of photographic imagery.
Working in a progressive direction, from foundational understanding of the qualities of light, towards unique, personal applications of light use and manipulation, this workshop gives photographers the confidence to work with any lighting situation they come across indoors. Join us in this transformative course and uncover the joy of realizing your vision with indoor natural light photography.
Participants should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a solid grasp of working with the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO.) A DSLR and a fixed aperture lens are required. Comfort performing a basic clean edit in your processing program of choice is strongly encouraged.
what you’ll get
4 weekly lesson PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing) covering different techniques to make your compositions stronger
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
3 Editing Videos (Utilizing Lightroom Creative Cloud Edition, also applicable to ACR processing. Presented in week 1.)
4 mid-week supplementary PDFs
types and Attributes of Light
identifying and learning to see various types of light
application of the direction and/or size of light
considerations of Subject Placement
positioning of the subject with relation to the light source
refining light use to control light and shadow play
modifying and molding available light
taking control of the light: adding, subtracting or otherwise manipulating
identifying “good” light
approaching light use with intent
culmination of the course in an image that shows growth
as seen on instagram
about your instructor
Having lived all throughout the United States (Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Alabama and Virginia) as well as Sicily, Italy, with her Air Force pilot husband and 3 boys, Megan finds photography to be the ultimate way to capture the beautiful moments of life. Whether touring Renaissance history in Europe, road-tripping across the US or washing dishes after dinner, Megan believes there is beauty waiting to be discovered. Her photography combines a fine art sensibility with a documentarian’s skills of observation.
This workshop is assisted by 1-3 talented teaching assistants in each run. Past TAs have included Kristin Dokoza, Alice Che, Kristen Ryan, Lisa Benemelis, Marissa Gifford, Elle Walker, Gina Yeo and more.
A number of workshop alumni are invited to engage in discussion, share insight with students, and provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course.
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.