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Understanding Light @ Newark Museum

Photography is all about light and where there is light, there is shadow. Where there is shadow there is form. This  workshop is designed  for the beginning photographer and other artists using photography in their work who already have a basic understanding of how their camera operates and are now looking for something more.

We will learn to see and compose your favorite subjects better by understanding how light and shadow creates the  structure of your image and clarifies the subject for the viewer. The lecture is filled with information and illustrations to define our topics along with tips on how to integrate them into your photographs for more impact. Learning to see the quality, quantity and direction of light and how that relates to shadow and great composition will be at the core of this workshop.

The slide lecture will be followed by a lighting demonstration and a fun hands-on opportunity inside the Ballantine House to try out some of the new information, techniques and tips. Studio lighting equipment and accessories will be supplied by the instructor. We will also be using the pop-up flash on your camera and if you have an accessory flash, you should bring it along to try.

The Ballantine House, a 19th Century  restored  Victorian mansion attached to the museum, will be the location for the afternoon part of the workshop. We will choose a section of one  of the  beautiful rooms to light and photograph. There will be lots of  time there for one-on-one help and feedback.

Students should bring cameras, instruction manual, notebook and lunch. Please be sure all batteries are charged and you have a good camera card.

To Register: Call 973.596.6550
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ