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Conquering Crappy Light

via CreativeLive


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Photographers constantly search to capture that decisive moment. Unfortunately, that moment seldom happens under ideal photographic conditions. In this class you'll learn how to quickly overcome all of the most common crappy lighting scenarios. With the aid of these simple techniques and minimal equipment, you'll be empowered to walk into any setting and emerge with beautiful imagery.


  • Class Introduction
  • Crappy Lighting Conditions: Direct Sunlight
  • Crappy Lighting Conditions: Fluorescent and Mixed
  • Crappy Lighting Conditions: Low Light
  • Crappy Lighting: Dappled, Backlit, and Overcast
  • Setting Your Camera Up for Crappy Light
  • Shoot: Fixing Fluorescent Lighting
  • Focusing and Shooting Modes
  • Shoot: Mixing Daylight and Tungsten
  • Getting Started with Flash
  • Shoot: Low Light without Flash
  • Shoot: Low Light with Flash
  • Recap and Q&A
  • Crappy Lighting Condition: Backlight
  • Crappy Lighting Condition: Low Light Outdoors
  • Shoot: Direct Sunlight
  • Shoot: Direct Sunlight with Shade
  • Shoot: Direct Sunlight with Flash and High Speed Sync
  • Shoot: Dappled Light with and without Flash
  • Shoot: Open and Covered Shade
  • Shoot: Overcast without Flash
  • Shoot: Overcast with Flash
  • Recap of Shoot
  • Scenario Kit: Event
  • Scenario Kit: Wedding
  • The Next Step Slideshow
  • File Managment and DNGs
  • Creating Color Profiles
  • Noise Reduction in Lightroom
  • Using a Color Checker
  • Post Production: Basic Adjustments
  • Post Production: Smart Objects and Color Processing

Taught by

Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind

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