Photographic Lighting 1

Leverage and shape light to elevate the level of photography.

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Photographic Lighting 1

Leverage and shape light to elevate the level of photography.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Explain light theory, including the qualities of light and the importance of light in composition
  • Apply ambient light principles with still life and shapes
  • Set custom white balance
  • Use camera flash
  • Use speedlight, reflectors and diffusers

Course Description

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Learn the facts and qualities of light, as well as the effects on images by observing, measuring, modifying and shaping light.  Practice controlling light ratios, contrasts, and compositions with available light, on-camera flash, accessory speedlights, and continuous lighting.  Experience the excitement of taking creative control of the light and to beautifully showcase a variety of subjects.


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Digital Photography 2, or familiarity with operating cameras in manual mode

Next available start dates

Main Campus — Evenings

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Photographic Lighting 1
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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Main Campus

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 4 M - 11/13/2023 - 12/4/2023

Class Location:
3000 Landerholm Cir. SE Bellevue, WA 98007
Building T, Room 124
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Quarter: Fall

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Total cost


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Instructor: Juan Aguilera

Juan Aguilera received his degree in Industrial Design. A self-proclaimed color nut, he believes color is an independent language with specific grammar, spelling, and intonation. Juan is a teacher at heart, having taught geometry and design to students ranging from middle school to adults. He currently teaches photography and graphic design related courses.

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SLR Camera or camera with a hotshoe and full manual capabilities.

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