Lighting is one of the topics that many photographers will benefit from learning more about. The word photography comes from the Greek language and means “to draw with light” after all. Creative Live has numerous online classes during the year and for us in the UK the courses are live and free to view from around 17:00 all the way through to midnight.
You can simply click on www.creativelive.com/live and watch the class for 3-evenings as it happens from Friday 6/April 2012. They do encourage you to login and interact with the class via a chat forum or even twitter – and many people do, but it’s not essential. Since they also record the classes you can even choose to buy the recordings during or after the events.
Over the last few years I have watched several of the online classes and found them to be valuable sources of information and inspiration.
More online learning
If online free lighting lessons work for you then there’s another good free resource known as the Photoflex Lighting School that is worth having a look at whether for product and still life, or people there’s plenty to see there. Videos here are a bit shorter so ideal if you just have a few minutes.