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Low Light Photography

Advanced Photography - Low Light Photography Certification

Enhance your photography skills by understanding low light photography. This certificate brings hands on practice in various conditions of low ambient light. Don't get caught in the dark when you can't use a flash.

Topics include:

  • Understanding how low light affects exposure, shutter speed, color temperature, and more
  • Preparing for a low-light shoot
  • Shooting in dimly lit rooms
  • Using the flash indoors
  • Shooting in the shade 
  • Taking flash portraits at night
  • Controlling flash color temperature
  • Focusing in low light
  • Light painting
  • Manipulating long shutter speeds
  • Correcting white balance
  • Brightening shadows
  • Sharpening and noise reduction

The 20 hour certificate consists of 5 classes and can be completed in one semester. Classes are open to students who have completed the Roving Photographer certificate or with permission from instructor. A DSLR or MILC camera is required for use in each class. Students need to have experience using their cameras and have a basic knowledge of manual exposure, manual control of shutter speed and aperture. See on line section notes for specific equipment that may be needed for individual classes.

Students may take individual classes if not seeking the full certificate.

Available Courses:

Note: All courses are available during the Summer semester.

PHOTO401 - Exposure Fundamentals

PHOTO402 - Shade Photography

PHOTO403 - Indoor No Flash Photography

PHOTO404 - Golden Hour & Night Photography

PHOTO104 - Lightroom Basic Lab

Additional information:

Recommended purchase: Better Photo Basics: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos like a Pro by Jim Miotke available at amazon.com and other retailers.

Students must have a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera or a MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera) with manual controls.

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