In this course you will explore different lighting effects and the results they have on your photograph. You will analyze existing photos to determine the lighting techniques that the photographer used and identify the effect that it has on the feeling of the photo. Then you will experiment with both natural and artificial light to manipulate the effect of light in your photos. You will determine which techniques are most appropriate for your vision to invoke the desired emotions about your subject. By the end of this course you will have a lighting portfolio that represents your preferred lighting style.
Expect to spend 6-10 hours to complete this course.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
Camera Selection and Mechanics
Digital Asset Management
Key Course Takeaways
Recognize the effects produced by different lighting techniques
Determine the lighting needed to achieve a specific purpose
Apply lighting concepts to create a photo that meets your objective
Select methods to control and modify any light source
Associate Professor, Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Barry Perlus is an artist and educator who employs photography and digital imaging in his artistic practice. His work embodies a keen interest in observation and interpretation, using elements of scale, perspective, light, color, and abstraction to create new interpretations.
In recent projects, Perlus has been using panoramic imaging techniques as a departure from conventional pictorial space. With this approach, he developed a multimedia website about the large-scale astronomical observatories built in India by Jai Singh in the early 18th century. His long-standing interest in science has been an influence on other projects, including a current exploration of deep forest spaces at night.
Perlus received his M.F.A. in photography from Ohio University in 1984 and B.A. Undergraduate Scholar from Case Western Reserve University in 1972.