This class is an introduction to lighting for photography / filmmaking. Learn the fundamental elements of exposure and how they relate to control and intent of their image. Goal: to express yourselves without stressing over all the technical jargon!
In our first class, we’ll be going over the three elements of exposure as a simple technical base and equation. Photographic examples as well as a quick in-class demo with a camera will demonstrate what each of the three variables ultimately do and how that affects the image.
How can you use these elements to evoke emotion, thought and intent? Which settings are used to make digital look like film? Which shutter speed do you want to use to film sports? Find out how in this hands-on workshop!
Students work on 1 – 3 projects throughout the class with the final project potentially a group based project depending on the student’s level of comfort with the equipment and timeframe of the class.
Instructor: Ryan Mahoney
“A lot of the terminology and technology in this industry can be daunting and honestly confusing and unnecessary at points. The goal of an artist, filmmaker, photographer, creator- in my mind, is to voice their opinions, emotions, and thoughts. It’s all too often that I see creative people get caught up in the technical side of things or feel trapped because they can’t afford the latest and greatest equipment, and that’s bull$*@%! I would like to give students a simple baseline set of knowledge that will allow them to operate any camera from the past, present or future without sweating about the technical side, hopefully allowing them to explore their creative freedom and have fun.”