Creative Photography: Light Effects

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Overview
Lauren Naylor
Instructor

Rainbow lighting, anyone? Knowing the basics of photography is key to taking a good photo, but sometimes you want to do something a little different and add an extra element to your images.

In this class, you’ll learn how to create dreamy photo effects using ordinary objects. The effects are stunning but the process and techniques are approachable for all skill levels. Along the way, your instructor will provide pro photography tips on how to shoot in outdoor and indoor lighting. Finally, you’ll learn how to edit your photos using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to really fine tune your photos.

If you've been looking for new ways to create unique photos for your portfolio or just want to level up your Instagram game, this is the class for you!

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Use everyday objects to add unique light effects to your photos.
  • Set up and create rainbow, reflection, and other artistic effects.
  • Dial in the right camera settings to pull off this type of photography.
  • Make quick color edits to your photos in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

STUDENT PERK: Your instructor, Lauren, is offering class students a pack of three Adobe Lightroom presets for just $1. You'll find the link in your class downloads.

Ready to get started? Enroll in our Creative Photography: Light Effects online class today and you’ll be on your way to creating gorgeous high-end photos! Check out some of Lauren’s work below.

Beginner
Skill Level
21 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this course is a DSLR camera, a few easy-to-find items, and the 7-page class workbook prepared by Lauren.


SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TAKE THE CLASS

  • DSLR or Point + Shoot Camera
  • Plexiglass
  • Strainer/Colander
  • Prism
  • Flash Light (Phone Light Works Too!)
  • Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop (for Editing!)

Don’t have Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop yet? Try Photoshop and Lightroom FREE for 7 days.


THE CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES

  • Welcome Message from Lauren
  • List of Supplies
  • Photography Terms
  • Exporting Directions for Web
  • Exporting Directions for Print
  • Reference Images for Each Lighting Technique

Creative Photography: Light Effects

Take dreamy photos using various lighting techniques!
Instructor: Lauren Naylor
Skill Level: Beginner
$19.00
BUY NOW
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1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Lauren, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
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2. SUPPLIES OVERVIEW

In this lesson, Lauren will go over the supplies you'll need to complete her class.
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3. BASIC CAMERA SETTINGS

Get a quick overview of basic camera settings and how to change it up if various lighting scenarios.
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4. EFFECT ONE: DIRECT LIGHT + SHADOWS

Play around with highlights and shadows by using direct light and a kitchen colander.
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5. EFFECT TWO: RAINBOW LIGHTING

Rainbow lighting anyone!? In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a prism to create this pretty light effect.
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6. EFFECT THREE: USING REFLECTIONS

In this lesson, you'll work with outdoor light, plexiglass and confetti to create a reflections in your photos.
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7. PHOTO EDITING

Now it's time to edit those dreamy photos! Lauren will show you how to make colors pop using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
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8. SAVING THE FINAL PROJECT

You did it! Now it’s time to save your project for both web and print.
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9. FINAL THOUGHTS

You've learned the skills to create dreamy photos using three light effects. Now hear more tips and tricks from Lauren on how you can continue taking creative images.
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  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Downloads
Overview
Lauren Naylor
Instructor

Rainbow lighting, anyone? Knowing the basics of photography is key to taking a good photo, but sometimes you want to do something a little different and add an extra element to your images.

In this class, you’ll learn how to create dreamy photo effects using ordinary objects. The effects are stunning but the process and techniques are approachable for all skill levels. Along the way, your instructor will provide pro photography tips on how to shoot in outdoor and indoor lighting. Finally, you’ll learn how to edit your photos using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to really fine tune your photos.

If you've been looking for new ways to create unique photos for your portfolio or just want to level up your Instagram game, this is the class for you!

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Use everyday objects to add unique light effects to your photos.
  • Set up and create rainbow, reflection, and other artistic effects.
  • Dial in the right camera settings to pull off this type of photography.
  • Make quick color edits to your photos in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

STUDENT PERK: Your instructor, Lauren, is offering class students a pack of three Adobe Lightroom presets for just $1. You'll find the link in your class downloads.

Ready to get started? Enroll in our Creative Photography: Light Effects online class today and you’ll be on your way to creating gorgeous high-end photos! Check out some of Lauren’s work below.

Beginner
Skill Level
21 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this course is a DSLR camera, a few easy-to-find items, and the 7-page class workbook prepared by Lauren.


SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TAKE THE CLASS

  • DSLR or Point + Shoot Camera
  • Plexiglass
  • Strainer/Colander
  • Prism
  • Flash Light (Phone Light Works Too!)
  • Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop (for Editing!)

Don’t have Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop yet? Try Photoshop and Lightroom FREE for 7 days.


THE CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES

  • Welcome Message from Lauren
  • List of Supplies
  • Photography Terms
  • Exporting Directions for Web
  • Exporting Directions for Print
  • Reference Images for Each Lighting Technique

Creative Photography: Light Effects

Take dreamy photos using various lighting techniques!
Instructor: Lauren Naylor
Skill Level: Beginner
$19.00
BUY NOW
  • Lessons
Now Playing

Teaser

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1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Lauren, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
lock
Now Playing

2. SUPPLIES OVERVIEW

In this lesson, Lauren will go over the supplies you'll need to complete her class.
lock
Now Playing

3. BASIC CAMERA SETTINGS

Get a quick overview of basic camera settings and how to change it up if various lighting scenarios.
lock
Now Playing

4. EFFECT ONE: DIRECT LIGHT + SHADOWS

Play around with highlights and shadows by using direct light and a kitchen colander.
lock
Now Playing

5. EFFECT TWO: RAINBOW LIGHTING

Rainbow lighting anyone!? In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a prism to create this pretty light effect.
lock
Now Playing

6. EFFECT THREE: USING REFLECTIONS

In this lesson, you'll work with outdoor light, plexiglass and confetti to create a reflections in your photos.
lock
Now Playing

7. PHOTO EDITING

Now it's time to edit those dreamy photos! Lauren will show you how to make colors pop using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
lock
Now Playing

8. SAVING THE FINAL PROJECT

You did it! Now it’s time to save your project for both web and print.
lock
Now Playing

9. FINAL THOUGHTS

You've learned the skills to create dreamy photos using three light effects. Now hear more tips and tricks from Lauren on how you can continue taking creative images.
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