Light Work Lab is changing the way we think about photography education with a brand new model we like to call Light Work Lab SESSIONS.
SESSIONS are based on the idea that the best way to learn about photography is having great instructors work with you on your own projects regularly, in a small group setting.
That means a SESSION is an hour you spend with our expert staff, in a group of no more than three people, working on learning goals you create. That also means SESSIONS are for everyone, no matter your skill level. If you are just starting out, or advanced and honing your craft we can help you go further with your photography. Plus, SESSIONS are ongoing – there is always one coming up soon, so there is no need to wait on a course schedule.
SESSIONS are affordable, one hour is $15 for members and $30 for non-members with no commitments, take as many or as few as you need.
Here’s how it works:
1. Visit www.lightwork.org/education and find the topic that’s right for you.
2. Select a SESSION time that fits your schedule.
3. Tell us as much as you can about what you want to learn about, what steps you want to take, and what interests you have. This helps us prepare a lesson plan thats right for you, rather than a one size fits all curriculum. After your SESSION is complete, feel free to stay and continue working on your projects for the rest of the day.
Import + Organize
Get your files or film organized in the right application for your needs. This SESSION covers everything from the best way to get your photos from your camera into Lightroom or Bridge to making the best possible scans of your negatives, slides, or prints. Learn the how to set up an organized file management system and how to backup your data so you can spend more time working and less time hunting through hard drives.
Process + Print
Learn how to digitally process your photographs in applications like Lightroom and Photoshop to get your photos ready to share with the world. We stress a consistent workflow for managing color, contrast, dust, scratches, and sharpening to craft accurate prints every time. This SESSION also covers resizing images, digital manipulations and more!
Camera + Studio
For those who are just learning how to use a camera, or taking the next step in learning how to control exposures, depth of field, lighting, and framing. We can help you learn or master the use of any type of camera and all the gear in our Lighting Studio. This SESSION is recommended to anyone who wants to learn how to take full advantage of their camera with our strobe lights, light shaping tools, and backdrops.
The Dark Arts
Learn everything you need to know about working in the Light Work Lab Darkroom. This SESSION covers the development of black and white film and creation of prints in the darkroom with an emphasis on controlling exposure and contrast. This SESSION can also accommodate more advanced techniques like split filter printing and alternative darkrooms processes.
SESSION reservations can be made online at www.lightwork.org/education or by calling 315.443.2450.