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Light The Main Element in Every Photograph
Rick Sammon
with Rick Sammon
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Whether shooting in the studio, on location, or just for fun, photography is all about the light. Professional photographer Rick Sammon teaches you how to envision the end result f... READ MORE
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Light The Main Element in Every Photograph
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 1min
published: 2012
watched: 2297 Member Views
Light The Main Element in Every Photograph
with Rick Sammon
Whether shooting in the studio, on location, or just for fun, photography is all about the light. Professional photographer Rick Sammon teaches you how to envision the end result for your photograph and then the tools of how to capture it. He walks through how the camera and lens work together to capture light, different was to control light, and then how to play with lighting in post-processing. <br> <br> This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate photographer to understand how to see, capture, and control light. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Rick for a brief introduction to the subjects covered in this class.

1min, 55sec
lesson 2: An Overview of Light

General discussion about light, shadows, and highlights.

21min, 53sec
lesson 3: Our Eyes vs. Our Cameras

Lean how we see way more than our cameras see, and how an exposure is like a slice of pizza.

5min, 28sec
lesson 4: Contrast Range of Light

The contrast range of the light, whether high or low, is an important ingredient of a creative exposure.

29min, 24sec
lesson 5: How Digital Cameras Record Light

How digital cameras turn light into voltage.

2min, 19sec
lesson 6: What Lenses Do to Light

How lenses see light and what they do to light.

2min, 46sec
lesson 7: Thoughts on the Histogram

The histogram can be considered your in-camera light meter.

5min, 3sec
lesson 8: Controlling Light

Learn how a reflector, diffuser, and a flash can be used to reduce the contrast range of the scene.

21min, 21sec
lesson 9: Speedlites/Lighting

This lesson looks at how to get cool shots with just one or two lights.

12min, 45sec
lesson 10: Working and Playing with Light in Lightroom and Photoshop

You can use software like Photoshop and Lightroom to help you awaken the artist within.

7min, 16sec
lesson 11: High Dynamic Range Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) photography allows you to capture a scene closer to the way it looks to your eyes.

8min, 36sec
lesson 12: Painting with Light

A brief introduction to painting with light.

2min, 44sec
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Canon Explorer of Light & Travel Photography Expert
Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon is one of the most active photographers on the planet. With over 40 years of experience he divides his time between creating images, giving seminars, developing online classes, leading workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious and it’s his mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting, and rewarding for others.
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