This course can be applied toward a program:
- Digital Photography (required)
Understanding light and how it behaves is an essential skill for every photographer.
In this course, you will come to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of lighting in different contexts. You explore how to work with outdoor and artificial light, and investigate (and practise) core lighting concepts such as colour, mood, contrast and temperature.
Average commitment per module: 3+ hours. Total course commitment: 15+ hours.
When to Register
If you’re registering for the Spring 2023 term (January - April), the registration period is:
- January 9 to 29
You’ll be able to access the online classroom one to two business days after you register. Once you enrol in the online classroom, you’ll have 90 days to complete the course. During these 90 days, you’ll have access to all courses materials as well as the mentor.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of lighting in different contexts
- Use natural light (produced by our old friend, the sun) to best effect
- Manipulate artificial light to create a desired look and feel
- Apply tools and knowledge to light an image or scene in the most aesthetically pleasing manner
Module 1: Foundations of Lighting
Module 2: Outdoor Lighting, Natural Lighting, Bounces
Module 3: Studio, Artificial Lighting, Filters
Module 4: Mixing Natural and Artificial Light
Module 5: Lighting in Practice
- Digital SLR camera
- An object of photographic interest for each module
- High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – Find out your internet connectivity speed.
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