Seeing Light (Advanced Looking at Light and Advanced Exposure Value)

Dive deeper into your photographic journey in this third-level photography class. This class will explore Seeing Light, Metering and Advanced Exposure Value.

Designed for photographers who have taken Photography 101 and 201 or who have sufficient understanding of basic aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings and who want to learn more about light and properly exposing for it.

In Photography 301, Brian will review and build upon his dashboard approach to setting up the camera so you are ready for the decisive moment. He will begin by asking you to start seeing light and looking at light. After a thorough overview “Light” and how it affects your images, this class will show you “How To” set your camera to see the Light, the way you see the light.

This is a Two-Part class. The first class will give you a broad foundation on how to see light and properly capture what you see. At the end of the first class, you will be given a homework assignment and you will have two weeks to complete the assignment and then join your classmates virtually for a critique and discussion about the images you took.

Class1- will feature a 2-hour lecture followed by 30 minutes

Class2- Will feature a 2-hour critique  followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A with the instructor.

This class is recorded for attendees to watch for up to 7 days after the event

Topics Include:

· Seeing Light

· Light Direction

· Front Light

· Back Light

· Side Light

· Rim Light

· Spotlight

· Quality of Light

· Soft Light

· Hard Light

· Time of Day and Light

· Early morning Light

· Midday Sunshine

· Shade and Overcast

· Golden Hour

· Blue Hour

· Advanced Exposure Value

· Reflected Light and Incident Light

· Metering

· Center –Weighted Metering

· Partial Metering

· Spot Metering

· Exposure Value Compensation

· Histograms


Tuition: $69.00

About Your Instructor: Brian Rabin

Brian is a certified photographic consultant and The Industrial Sales Manager at Mike's Camera in Boulder. Brian is a seasoned photographer and a lead instructor at Mike's Camera. He is well known for his enthusiasm and passionate instruction style and brings over 20 years of experience in various photographic disciplines including event photography, portraiture, macro and street photography. His work has appeared in one-man shows, group exhibits and has been published in national and local magazines.

Student Testimonials:

"Excellent content. Brian discussed concepts that I was not familiar with and therefore I found the webinar worth my time. Thanks for a great lesson."

"Great! Instruction, level / depth of material presented, and pace of delivery were good - I always learn a lot from the Q & A sessions - especially the portions at the conclusion of the courses."

"Great class, very informative, easy to follow. Nice of Brian to go over time and and not be rushed to complete the session, so that everyone can understands the information presented, also answer all the questions."

"Lots of good information and plenty of time for Q & A. I particularly like example photos with analysis of what was done well in them, I find that helpful to me. Brian is quite generous with his time."

Live Online Event - Two Sessions

Session One: Saturday, July 13, 2024

Session Two: Saturday, July 27, 2024

10:30am-1:30pm (Mountain Time) 

9:30am-12:30pm (Pacific Time) 


Once registered you will receive a link to part 1 of the workshop. A new link will be sent to you after the completion of part 1 to attend Part 2.

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