No matter what kind of photography you are into, from black and white and wildlife to working in the studio, it’s all about the light. Join Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, and learn just how important light is to every photograph. You’ll learn about the importance of envisioning the end result, how the camera and lens work together to capture the light, different ways you can control the light, and so much more. See the light and play with the light!
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Join Rick for a brief introduction to the subjects covered in this class.
General discussion about light, shadows, and highlights.
Lean how we see way more than our cameras see, and how an exposure is like a slice of pizza.
The contrast range of the light, whether high or low, is an important ingredient of a creative exposure.
How digital cameras turn light into voltage.
How lenses see light and what they do to light.
The histogram can be considered your in-camera light meter.
Learn how a reflector, diffuser, and a flash can be used to reduce the contrast range of the scene.
This lesson looks at how to get cool shots with just one or two lights.
You can use software like Photoshop and Lightroom to help you awaken the artist within.
High dynamic range (HDR) photography allows you to capture a scene closer to the way it looks to your eyes.
A brief introduction to painting with light.
Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, has published 36 paper books, including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets. Rick also has three apps on…