How we use natural light, has the ability to make or break any photograph. Though shooting at the golden hour of sunset is a gorgeous time of day, it’s not always the most convenient! Learning how to shoot at all times of day in every type of lighting condition brings so much freedom! Not only can you schedule sessions at any time of day, you can make every location and lighting situation work in your favor. Natural Light with Brooke Snow is an in-depth exploration of learning to see and use the best light in all types of conditions.
You’ll watch Brooke on several different filmed shoots, each depicting a new time of day or lighting challenge! These lessons will arm you with powerful problem solving skills for natural light, so you can get the best results despite the challenges!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below where ONE LUCKY Rock the Shot reader will have a chance to win a FREE Full-Participation Seat for the Natural Light Workshop – how SWEET is that?!
Week One: Find the Light First, the Location Second:
- Learning to See the Light
- Directions of Light
- Looking for Clues in Your Environment
- Simple Tools for Enhancing the Light
- Live Demo Video: Finding the Light First
- Live Demo Video: Shooting Indoors
Week Two: Troubleshooting
- Midday Sun
- Intensity of Direct Light
- Dappled Light
- High Contrast Light
- Finding Catch Lights
- Finding Even Light
- Overcast Light
- Color Casting
- Not Enough Light
- Live Demo Video: Shooting in Open Sun
- Live Demo Video: Shooting in Dappled Light
- Live Demo Video: Shooting in Overcast Light
- Live Demo Video: Shooting in Partly Cloudy/Midday Sun
Week Three: Light and Composition:
- How to Use Light to Tell a Story
- Light and Shadow
- Side Lighting in Composition
- Front Light vs. Backlight in Conveying Emotion
- Live Demo Video: Shooting in Contrasting Light
- Live Demo Video: Shooting at Sunset
Week Four: Lighting Tricks:
- Creative White Balance
- Hazy Light vs. Sharp Light
- Live Demo Video: Shooting Silhouettes & Starbursts
Camera Requirements: DSLR (your camera is capable of changing lenses)
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: The workshop is held entirely online within the forum.
Time: The workshop will begin on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Materials are presented on Tuesday each week for 4 weeks, and may be accessed at your convenience during the workshop.
Materials: All course lessons and demonstrations are taught via video. Included with the course is a 29-page PDF course manual detailing all the course content for quick reference. In addition, this course includes exciting corresponding homework assignments and personalized critique (full-participants).
Instructor: Brooke Snow
“This class has been a turning point in my photography journey.” – Megan Hoffman
“I LOVED the live shoots! It’s so helpful to watch you in action, and have you explain what you are doing and why! I will never look at light the same! This class is a MUST! My confidence level is so much better after what I have learned in Natural Light!” -Ann White
“I learned heaps about how to manage and not be afraid of shooting in different light circumstances. Especially shooting in dappled light, loved that. I’m more confident in knowing how I can shoot no matter what the weather conditions are.” -Michele Bird
“I am a visual learner and it was so great to see Brooke in action, seeing her deal with everyday circumstances and how she problem solves. I really appreciate everything that she has taught and the genuine person that she is.” – Raini Castro
“One thing I’ve improved on is to cut back on my editing time considerably because now I make better use of the available light.” -Sandra Armenteros
“After taking this course I am so much more confident of a photographer. I am able to look at and for the light and know what I need to do in order to get the picture I want.” -Cindy Berning
“I thought I was pretty aware of the light around me, and was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to light at a whole other level! I am now always looking at the quality of the light around me.” -Thelma Achamire
“I learned heaps about how to manage and not be afraid of shooting in different light circumstances. Especially how to shoot in dappled light, loved that. I’m more confident in knowing how I can shoot no matter what the weather conditions are.” – Michele Bird
About Brooke: Brooke Snow has been a professional photography educator since 2009, and has become known for her interactive online teaching style through the use of video and live demonstration. Her favorite things to photograph include laughter and adventure. She loves life in the rural countryside and lives with her husband and rambunctious 3 year old son in Northern Utah.
Registration is OPEN to Members of Rock the Shot Forum!
This workshop is offered for the Rock the Shot Forum Members price of $185 for Full Participation Registration and $150 for *Study-Along Registration
If you are a current member of Rock the Shot Forum, please register HERE. Under the “Add/Renew Subscription” tab, you may add the workshop.
Any remaining seats will be offered to Non-Members beginning on Monday, September 22nd for the workshop price of $210 for Full Participation Registration and $175 for *Study-Along Registration
(total class size will be limited to 35 Full-Participants and 45 Study-Along Participants)
*Study-Along registrants will have full access to the materials, and may study along; however, will not be able to post questions or photos for critique.
The workshop will begin on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. See you then!
Please note: Workshop seats are non-refundable, and non-transferrable
NOTE: After you complete registration you will receive an automatic email with further details for the workshop (please check your spam box if you do not receive this email). We will also send out an email welcome packet one week prior to the start of the workshop. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email email@example.com
Enter below for a chance to win a FREE Full-Participation Seat for the Natural Light Workshop:
Hurry! Giveaway ends on Monday, October 6th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 7th.
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