Seminar : Creativity with Light

Myanmar, Photography by Nevada Wier Myanmar, photograph by Nevada Wier

The right light is the secret ingredient that lets you turn an ordinary subject into a magical photograph. Photographers Jay Dickman and Nevada Wier will help you recognize and work with a wide range of light—tackling its exposure challenges, exploring creative possibilities, using color strategically, and choosing the white balance.

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Topics Covered

  • Recognize and Take Advantage of the "Perfect" Light

    Appreciate the qualities of light that create beautiful, magical effects that everyone loves. Learn how great photographers arrive before sunrise and linger long after sunset to capture the glow created by the oblique angle of the sun.

  • Photographing in Difficult or "Bad" Light

    Learn the tricks and techniques of low-light photography (indoors and outdoors). Find out how to manage contrast to create provocative images, and how to use flash and work with color to make your images stand out from the crowd.

  • Case Studies: Getting the Shots

    Plan and prepare for situations that will put you in the right place at the best possible time for great light. Our photographers will share some recent assignments that will show how you can pre-visualize your images by controlling exposure and light, even in the most challenging situations.

  • What's in the Bag

    See what professional photographers carry that allows them to be ready for any lighting situation.

  • The Technical Side of Capturing Great Light

    Improve your ability to read and manipulate the dials on your camera so you can open up new ways to maximize any light that is available. Understand flash, white balance, histograms, shooting modes, exposure, and other options for controlling light.

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Spring Schedules 2015

  • Full-Day Series

    Full-Day Series

    - All-Day Seminars -

    Register now for one of our all-day seminars welcoming all levels of photographers, from beginners to professionals. Each covers a wide range of creative and technical subjects to improve your picture-taking skills.

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  • Half Day Series

    Half-Day Series

    - Half-Day Seminars -

    Learn basic to advanced shooting techniques and sharpen your skills in a shorter period of time with our half-day seminars.

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  • Scottsdale Weekend


    - Weekend Photo Workshop -

    Join National Geographic photographers Annie Griffiths and Dan Westergren for a hands-on photography workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Deluxe accommodations at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. April 17-20, 2015.

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