Evaluating and working with light in Photography

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Join professional landscape photographer Nic Stover for this session to talk about Not too Heavy, Not too Light. Just right. Evaluating and working with light in Photography.

The word “photography” literally means “drawing with light” from the Greek words phos, (genitive: phōtós) meaning “light”, and graphê meaning “drawing or writing”. There are so many ways to think about the different types of light within our photography and what we can do with what we get in the field but also when we get back in front of our computer to process our images we “harvested” in the field.

In this presentation Nic will talk about how the most important thing in photography is you and how you look through the light harvester (IE the camera) and the choices and decisions you make on how to collect the light that is falling in front of you onto your subjects of choice. Nic doesn’t have mastery of light nor the power to control it but he will talk about what he CAN control is how he reacts to the light he is given, not the light he wants, but the light he is given. Nic considers the science and study of light to be one of our most important pursuits in photography. This presentation will increase your understanding of how to work with light.

Some of the topics covered in this presentation include but are not limited to.

  1. How to think about light.
  2. How we view light vs how our camera (light harvester) views light.
  3. How do we actually see light from the warms and cools to the brights and darks.
  4. What is the true value of light in our images?
  5. How do photographers describe and talk about light?
  6. What are the 4 ways in which light interacts with our scenes?
  7. How can you most effectively use light in your images.
  8. Ways you can break out of your normal mode of working with light.

As part of this session you will get a follow up with a reference sheet of 15 ways to describe light, and a recording of the presentation. You wont want to miss it! Join Us!


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Nic’s presentation was full of solid information, that he presented in an easy to understand manner.
He was very organized and our club members enjoyed our ZOOM meeting with him. We look forward to more of his presentations and recommend him highly.

John Wood / President
Camera Guild of Sun City

Nic did an absolutely fabulous presentation for our club. Our members found his “Evaluating and Working with Light” to be both informative and stimulating. The high quality images which he offered as examples well supported the points which he emphasized in his presentation. And there’s yet one more aspect of his presentation that I should mention – his friendly, unassuming attitude. Though he’s far more skilled at landscape photography than I am, never once did I feel that he was “speaking down” at me. This certainly helped to make for a comfortable, enjoyable presentation.

Bill Birnbaum, President
Sisters Area Photography Club
Sisters, Oregon