Elements of Photography Week 1 class notes

Class 1 Introduction to light

Introduction:
An introductory slideshow of my work, followed by a time-lapse video and 360 view of the Opera House. 15 mins

Get students to pair up and talk about what their interests are, and introduce the other person. List the top 3 things they hope to get out of the course and their photography in the future. 30 mins.

Outline of the course in general. Today’s class:

Practicing using light modifiers to change the appearance and quality of light in a portrait. Live demo displaying on a LCD projector from the camera so students can get an instant understanding of how light works. You will learn to better recognize good light in the world and capture it more often.

Different Looks:

  • On camera Flash (with diffuser)
  • Off camera Flash (with diffuser), off axis with cord
  • Off camera Flash (with small softbox) on light stand
  • Off camera Flash (with small softbox) on light stand (in close)
  • Off camera Flash (with large softbox) on light stand
  • Off camera Flash (with umbrella silver) on light stand
  • Off camera Flash (with shoot through umbrella) on light stand
  • Off camera Flash (with shoot through umbrella) on light stand, with reflector
  • Off camera Flash (with shoot through umbrella) on light stand, with reflector and trigrip
  • Off camera Flash (with shoot 2 through umbrellas) on light stands

Links:

Off camera lighting website: Strobist.com http://www.strobist.blogspot.co.nz/

 

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