Shooting: Light and Composition in the Camera_SMR16

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Monday July 25

3:30 PM  –  5:00 PM

Shooting: Light and Composition in the Camera

Monday - Thursday

July 25, 26, 27, 28

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

With Julie Shipman

$90, BYO digital camera & zip drive.


“Seeing Light” is the essence of taking a good photograph. Without light, there is only a black image. Composing the image within the camera frame is also critical; it’s the vision of the artist. In this class, we will learn the different types of light and how to work with both ambient (natural/available) light, as well as directed (intentional) light. We will address front, back, side, reflected, diffused and spot lighting. In learning how to compose a great photo, we will study the aspect ratio (Rule of Thirds), leading lines, backgrounds, color and motion. Each class will begin with a short discussion outlining our goals, followed by close personal hands-on instruction in the field and wrapping up with daily discoveries!


Kimball Art Center Members receive 10% off class tuition. If you are a current member and would like to apply the membership discount to your class registration, please register/sign in at the top, right hand corner of your screen. In order to receive your discount, please register/sign in using the same email you provided while signing up for your membership. To apply your membership discount to family classes, please call our Visitor Services desk at 435-649-8882.   For more information about Membership benefits, click here. Thanks for your support!