ABCs of Beautiful Light Class 2018


ABCs of Beautiful Light Class 2018


A lighting course for people who want to become more skilled in the use of light––from natural to artificial light--for more creative control of your images. This six-session class covers everything from natural light to continuous artificial light to strobes, including combining flash/strobe with ambient light. 

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6 sessions, 6 people

Meet once a month beginning January 13, 2018
Saturdays from 1:00-5:00
Rosanne's Seattle studio

An introductory lighting course for people who love photography and want to be more skilled in the use of light.

Learn about natural light, use of fill, artificial continuous light, strobe light (flash) and the art of mixing strobe and continuous light. Over the course of six months, we meet once a month for four hours. In this course, will learn to analyze light and shadow in images from books and magazines to help deepen awareness of light. You will also gain hands-on practice through the assignments.

The assignments for each class are designed to encourage you to work on your own. Assignments include studies of light patterns, light height, modifiers, ratios, replication assignments, and more.  You are invited to explore your particular goals for photography.


Photographers should have knowledge of Photoshop and/or Lightroom. Homework is submitted digitally via Photoshop or Lightroom to be projected during class for commentary. Photographers will need to have access to (and know how to use) a digital camera that has independent shutter speed and aperture controls as well as a hot shoe. Additionally, photographers need to access a studio during the month between classes. This may be through rental studios in the area or in one's own home setting.


  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cancellation Policy: If you need to withdraw for any reason, please notify us in writing (email is okay) 30 days or more before the start date of the ABCs of Beautiful Light classes. At that time we will refund your deposit by check, less a $75 cancellation fee. If notification of cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the start of the workshop, we retain the $150 of your deposit. If notification of cancellation is made less than 15 days before the start of the workshop, we retain the entire balance paid. Rosanne Olson reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 15 days before the start of the workshop. No refund of any fees will be made for withdrawal after the workshop begins.