Photography Courses & Workshops

The Science of Photography

Monday 19th February 18

Tutor: Mervyn Smyth
Course Duration: 3 Hours
When: Monday 19 February 2018
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Number of Places: 6
Cost: £20

The importance of light in a photographic portrait, travelling in waves and particles, offers both measurable and dramatic compositions. In a portrait, we use light to create atmosphere and mood. Measuring the light correctly helps to achieve different effects. This workshop looks at creative portrait lighting and the science used to obtain the perfect measured balance of mood and composition. We will learn 5 different lighting set-ups: High Key; Low Key; Rembrandt; Butterfly and Split lighting. 
We will look at the science behind light being reflected in the spectrum to let us see the colour of an object and how other light in the spectrum is absorbed enhancing this.

What You Will Need

  • A knowledge of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

  • We can provide cameras for those who do not have one.

What Will You Learn 

  • The ability to measure the light correctly.

  • How to use creative portrait lighting techniques.

  • How to create a portrait with a perfect balance of mood and composition.
  • The following 5 lighting setups: High Key; Low Key; Rembrandt; Butterfly and Split Lighting.

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