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Photography Course for Lighting and Composition

Photography Course for Lighting and Composition

In this photography course covering lighting and composition participants understanding how to compose a photograph and create more successful images without the guesswork. In this course participants find out how to confidently take beautifully composed images as well as apply lighting that will improve the image even more.

Both natural and artificial light sources are covered in this class, as well as broad and spot lights, reflections, falloff, rim lighting, reflectors, and the use of shadows to emphasize your subject. Learn to see and manipulate light in order to produce beautiful imagery for portraiture and still life.

Questions about this class? Interested in a private or customized training? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

Photography Course for Lighting and Composition Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Composing your images

  • Understanding simple compositional rules
  • Cropping images for maximum effect
  • Framing your image
  • Compositional rules that apply to portraitures

Effects of color, lines, and position in image composition

  • How elements can draw the viewer’s attention
  • Leading lines
  • Converging lines
  • Curving lines
  • Implied triangles

Understanding color temperature and the effect on your image

  • Lighting your image
  • Temperature for various light sources

Using neutral density and gradient filters  

  • Examples of when to use a ND filter
  • How to use a NH filter
  • Using a gradient filter
  • Knowing your densities

Fill flash and reflectors to enhance lighting

  • Understanding when to use fill flashes
  • Experimenting with reflectors

Using selective focus 

  • Modifying exposure to use aperture creatively
  • Depth of focus
  • Using focal point to alter focus   

A camera that can be set in manual mode and a flash, either detached or integrated, is required for this class. All other lighting used in this photography course is supplied for the workshop.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have created many of the official training guides and books for Adobe Systems.

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