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Using Light to Bring Emotion into Your Images
Moose Peterson
with Moose Peterson
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lessons: 7 Course Lessons
duration: 59min
published: 2017
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Using Light to Bring Emotion into Your Images
with Moose Peterson
Follow the light! Join Moose Peterson for an inspiring look at how to use light as a means to tell a story with your photographs. In this class Moose draws on his 40 years of experience as a photographer to teach you how to see light, how to understand the way the human brain responds to photographs, and how to bring all of that information to bear to create more evocative and impactful photos. Chock full of examples, stories, and insight, you’ll end up with a deeper appreciation for the qualities of light that you can blend with your passion for image making.
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lesson 1: Follow the Light (free course preview)
Join Moose as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
2min, 53sec
lesson 2: The Right Exposure
While we expose for the subject, we are also using the light to tell a story.
11min, 32sec
lesson 3: Color of Light
The color of the light has a huge emotional impact on the viewer.
8min, 21sec
lesson 4: Range of Light
The range of light is how much information, from shadows to highlights, is contained in an image.
9min, 49sec
lesson 5: Light and Bright
Understanding how the human brain responds to images is key to creating powerful images. The first thing a viewer will notice is what is light and bright in the scene.
7min, 46sec
lesson 6: Direction of Light
The direction of light helps the viewer’s eye move through the frame.
12min, 45sec
lesson 7: Adding Heart
Knowing all the technical is important, but it is you the photographer that has to add in your heart to each photograph and bring it to the viewer.
6min, 24sec
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Moose Peterson
meet  Moose Peterson
Wildlife Photographer, Author, & Nikon Ambassador
Moose’s passion lies in photographing and bringing attention to endangered wildlife and preserving the role aviation has played in history. Along the way Moose has been honored for his photographic passion: a Nikon Ambassador USA, Lexar Elite Photographer, and recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award. He shares his knowledge through his writing, being published in over 143 magazines worldwide and author of 28 books.
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