Embracing & Understanding Light

March 17, 2021 - April 07, 2021

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. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

Class sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. 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)


STUDENT TESTIMONIALS:

"A big thanks to Doug, I now have more tools to enhance my images."

"I think Doug Johnson is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He is so kind and patient and extremely approachable and knowledgable."

Schedule

This online class will meet on the following dates and at the following times:
  • Wednesday, March 17: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Wednesday, March 24: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Wednesday, March 31: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Wednesday, April 7: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
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. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

Are online sessions recorded?

Online sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. 

How many participants are in an Online Course?

It depends on the type of course, but we typically cap online courses at 25 or fewer students. 

What is RMSP's Online Course cancellation policy?

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?

We recommend headphones or ear buds to minimize audio feedback.

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 Online Course!

Cancellation Policy

For Online Courses, 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
$70
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.