Understanding the light

Learning how to understand and capture light is the most powerful skill to acquire in your journey towards creating amazing images.

In this workshop, you will first learn how to observe natural light, taking inspiration from some of the world’s most iconic photographers. Then we will learn how to apply this knowledge, using the correct settings of your camera to control and harness the light in your pictures.

We will work at the Tate Modern, an architectural gem that offers unique possibilities to explore the light.

It is suitable for those already comfortable with controlling their camera in manual mode.

After completing the workshop, you will understand natural light in photography, and be capable of managing it in a creative way, taking your personal pictures to the next level. Nothing will be the same!

Content & information

  • Characteristics of natural light.
  • Emotional and psychological aspects of light.
  • Camera settings to manage the light.
  • Experimenting with exposure.
  • After course support.
  • 5 hours - 11 to 16 h.
  • Small group - 6 students max.
  • Equipment - A camera with manual mode.


Dates & Bookings


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