Develop and refine your aesthetic using natural and artificial lighting sources

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Since you can’t always count on natural light being what you need, every photographer should know how to craft their own lighting. In this course the students we’ll explore a variety of lighting techniques for digital photography. Students will gain experience with both strobe and continuous lighting, and will learn how to balance those light sources with existing light. Because all lights need to be modified to reach their full potential, we will explore many light modifying devices and tools, and learn what kinds of modifications you need for specific subject matters, including transparent, reflective, and lighted objects. Finally, we’ll explore how lighting can be used to express motion in a still photograph. By the end of this course you’ll not only know specific lighting techniques, you’ll have a more developed aesthetic for lighting, both natural and artificial.

Image Credit:  Gideon Baeza

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Instructor: Konrad Eek

Konrad Eek is an educator and the founder of Maxwell Eek Photography, a commercial photography studio. Principle photographer Konrad Eek started his career in Dallas after earning a BFA in photography from the University of Oklahoma. After several years of freelance work, Eek was named studio manager at Steven Michael Studios in Dallas. Eek left Dallas in 1995 to take a position as director of photography at PGI L.L.C. in Oklahoma City. Eek left PGI in 1999 to establish Maxwell Eek Photography, a full service commercial photography studio in Norman, Oklahoma. In addition to the studio operation, Eek has a long-term commitment to arts education. While an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College, Eek taught advanced photography classes in the Graphic Communications department. He has also worked with the internationally recognized Oklahoma Arts Institute for 30 years as an instructor, and has served on both their Visual Arts Advisory Panel, and Board of Directors.