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Jul162012

Announcing.... an Online Course in Lighting!!!!!!

Today I have a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm finally releasing an e-course for all things lighting!!

The past few months have been an absolute labor of love for me putting this together. The purpose of this course is to show everyone that you don't need fantastically expensive lighting equipment to have great photos. Most of the time, you can use what you already have!

The Study of Light covers everything from lighting outdoors to lighting indoors. The course is split up into eight weeks, although it's set up so that you can go at your own pace. You won't need an expensive flash or lighting set-up - in fact, I will show you how to use the environment you already have, as well as how to build your own indoor home studio (lights and all) for less than $50. You'll also have a little homework too!

To take this course, you will need a basic knowledge of your camera, as well as knowing how to control your camera's white balance and exposure. You will also need the ability to run a few errands, or have a friend who can shop for you!

What makes this an interactive course? Each week will give you the opportunity to ask whatever questions you have (and have them answered!), and to post what you're working on so that everyone can see your progress!

**This is an online course, so everything is work at your own pace, which means there are no start dates and no weekly deadlines (the course expires in July of 2014). You have the freedom to begin whenever you like, and to go through this course as it fits with your schedule. Everyone can be on different weeks at different times, but I'll still be there along the whole way to answer questions. I hope that clears things up a little! :) **

To take this course, you will need a basic knowledge of your camera, as well as knowing how to control your camera's white balance and exposure. You will also need the ability to run a few errands, or have a friend who can shop for you!

****Please note that this is a short course geared towards amateur and beginner photographers, bloggers or shop owners who might want more eye-catching photography, and hobbyists who just wanna learn something new! This is not intended for professional photographers.


COURSE OVERVIEW

Week One - This is our shopping week as well as a time for gathering inspiration! You'll receive a shopping list full of everything you'll need for the entire course.

Week Two - An introduction to learning about kelvins, different light temperatures and white balance, and a quick fix for your night shots.

Week Three - Learning about the different tools we'll use for lighting, an easy DIY for making your own scrim!

Week Four - Intro to outdoor lighting. You'll learn some basic lighting terms as well as how to identify different types of outdoor light, so we can duplicate it indoors!

Week Five - Total outdoor lighting. This week is very involved as you'll be learning about everything there is to know about photographing outdoors, finding natural reflectors, and about finding solutions to bad outdoor lighting.

Week Six - I'll be going over how to use daylight when you are photographing indoors, and how to make the best out of the space you have.

Week Seven - Total indoor lighting using one, two, and three lights, and learning to use your reflector and scrim!

Week Eight - Coverage for extra lighting tips and special lighting cases, such as photographing glass and metal.

*Also included is a Resources section for my personal favorite sources for photography equipment, software, extra tutorials, and online sources for purchasing course supplies.*

 

COST: $60 USD

Be aware that refunds are not available.

 

The Study of Light e-course is a little bit more than other e-courses typically run, I believe for a good reason. I've compiled and added on to my two years of photography and lighting education, as well as 7+ years of experience into a smaller course with a practical, more accessible approach to lighting, so that you don't have to go through two years of photography school, spending thousands on tuition and professional lighting equipment (like I did)! :) If you need great photography for your blog, shop, or even if you're another photographer hoping to up your game, this course is well worth it. I truly believe that excellent photography quality is what makes people take your image seriously! So, is your image worth it? YUP.

In order to purchase the Study of Light, click HERE!

I can't wait to get started! Can you? If you have friends that you think might be interested in the course, you can share it below on Facebook, or send a tweet with the hashtag #studyoflight. I can't wait to see the photos that everyone creates!

 

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Reader Comments (12)

When does the course start?

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

It starts as soon as you sign up! :) It's a work at your own pace course, so there's no start date and end date.

July 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterSarah

I'm in Australia, is this open internationally for us to join up? This is just what I need to lift my game. Knowledge is power after all!!

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdriennehelene

I had a question about the interactive part... if I go at my own pace, for how long will I be able to ask questions? is there a time limit on that part? :)

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessee M

@Jessee You'll be able to ask questions the entire time. No time limit! I'm here checking questions every day, regardless! :)

July 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterSarah

Hey! I'm really interested. I was wondering what the format is? Video/text/etc? Thanks!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Hi Becca! It's all text and a ton of photos to demonstrate. :) I hope you join along!

July 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterSarah

I am very new to photography and have a great interest in taking the class. Would you recommend this class for beginners, or is it geared more toward experienced photographers?

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

@Hannah, to get the most out of it without being confused it's probably best if you have a little more experience under your belt! You have to know about exposure and your basic camera functions before you begin or things will sound pretty confusing. I hope that helps! Hopefully we'll have an ecourse out about the basics of photography in the next few months. :)

July 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterSarah

i want to be i this but i can only pay via paypal! :(

July 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkellyemeraldhart

Hi! For anyone who can't pay with google checkout, just send me an email (hello at arrowandapple.com) and I can send you an invoice via paypal instead. Thanks!!

July 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterSarah

Hi is this course still available?

August 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersanman

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