Don't Pop That Flash! Using Natural Light in Photographic Portraiture

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Don't Pop That Flash! Using Natural Light in Photographic Portraiture

<p>Don’t pop that flash! Natural light is by far the most exquisite light for creating portraiture. Emphasize different aspects of your subject by learning how to control and manipulate the

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Don’t pop that flash! Natural light is by far the most exquisite light for creating portraiture. Emphasize different aspects of your subject by learning how to control and manipulate the environmental lighting qualities and lighting directions. Create evocative portraits using both indoor and outdoor natural light sources. Improve your methods of exposure, focus and composition. Experiment with different picture style colours and effects.


Please ensure you bring your Digital SLR camera, A1 card in white, gold or silver OR a photographic reflector. Tripod recommended.


COURSE OUTLINE
Prerequisite: Introduction to your Digital SLR Camera class or equivalent.

  • Camera orientation
  • Light quality
  • Lighting directions
  • 3 point lighting
  • Light manipulation with reflectors
  • Exposure methods
  • Focus methods
  • Composition
  • Practical application in class.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Assess the light quality & identify the key lighting direction.
  2. Manipulate the available environmental light and/or exposure for optimum quality.
  3. Recognise and emphasise different aspects of your subject revealed by light.