Embracing and Understanding Light Online Only

June 15, 2020 - July 06, 2020

Even though this class is full, you can still get your questions answered and feedback on your images through private instruction. Schedule some time with one of our awesome instructors here. Quinn is a great person to connect with if you're new to photography and understanding light, and Jeff is your go-to guy for more advanced studio lighting.


This class is taught online only. RMSP uses Zoom for online education. We limit online classes to 25 participants to ensure there is time for students to ask questions. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. To download the Zoom app on your computer, please do that here. A Meeting ID number and password will be emailed to all registered students 24 hours before the first class session. Headphones are required for all RMSP online classes.

Class sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. This allows for interaction between the instructor and the students. Please click "Schedule" for specific dates and times.


Light is the essence of any photograph! It’s like watercolor on a painter’s canvas. In this class we will study the characteristics of light to help you paint more effectively and communicate more intentionally, which makes you a better photographer! The class will include exercises and critiques so you can start to embrace and understand light.

  • No prerequisites
  • Smartphones are welcome
  • Fun is mandatory!
Topics include:
  • Brightness
  • Contrast (hard light, soft light)
  • Angle of light (front, side, back)
  • Color of light (Kelvin temperature, atmosphere, white balance)

Schedule

This online class will meet on the following dates and at the following times:
  • Monday, June 15: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain - Zoom session
  • Monday, June 22: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain - Zoom session
  • Monday, June 29: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain - Zoom session
  • Monday, July 6: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Mountain - Zoom session

Equipment

Headphones or earbuds are required for the purpose of minimizing audio feedback during the online class sessions.

What is RMSP's Evening Course schedule?

Please see our Evening Course listings.

What is the cutoff date for registration?

We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a course is full. Register early!

How do I register?
  1. Register online.

  2. Call the RMSP offices at (406) 543-0171 or 1-800-394-7677.

How do I attend an online course?

RMSP uses Zoom for online education. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. To download the Zoom app on your computer, please do that here. A "Meeting ID" number and password will be emailed to all registered students 24 hours before the first class session. Headphones are required for all RMSP online classes.

How many participants are in Evening Courses?

Evening courses taught in the classroom enroll a maximum of 12 students. Courses taught online enroll a maximum of 25 students.

What is RMSP's Evening Courses cancellation policy?

For Evening Courses taught in an RMSP classroom, tuition is refunded in full minus a $25 processing fee (per course) if you notify RMSP at least five business days before the course start date. If your cancellation is received fewer than five days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP. No refunds are given for cancellations or no-shows after the course is in progress. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.

For Evening Courses taught online, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

What equipment will I need for my class?

Please check under the Equipment tab for your particular class to see what you should bring.

Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to an RMSP Evening Course!

Cancellation Policy

For Evening Courses taught in an RMSP classroom, tuition is refunded in full minus a $25 processing fee (per course) if you notify RMSP at least five business days before the course start date. If your cancellation is received fewer than five days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP. No refunds are given for cancellations or no-shows after the course is in progress. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.

For Evening Courses taught online, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

Tuition
$50
  • Tuition Notes
    This class is taught online only. Registration is limited to 25 students to ensure that questions can be asked by all participants.
This course is past its starting date.

Instructor

INSTRUCTOR
Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson is a Colorado native now living in Missoula, Montana. Before a life-changing pursuit of photographic art, he was an outdoor educator for more than 20 years, passionately teaching people backcountry skills in navigation, mountaineering, avalanche awareness and wilderness first aid. Since graduating from RMSP’s Summer Intensive program in 1996, Doug’s work has covered many diverse projects in the documentary, commercial, fine art and educational fields. Assignments have taken him from coyote shooting in Wyoming to the last stages of a woman’s life to the graffiti-covered alleys and abandoned buildings of Denver. He is currently involved in an ongoing project called Art Music, which fuses the art of photography with live musical performance. His educational philosophy is fun, intuitive and full of creative persistence. No matter where you are in your photographic journey, Doug’s balance of the aesthetic with the technical can help you further express your unique vision.

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Perks of Registering

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

What Gear Do You Need?

Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.