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Introduction to Concert and Low-Light Photography
5 Weeks | $325 | Online

Getting great shots in low-light situations can seem quite the challenge. Getting great shots without a flash or other lighting can seem impossible. In this introductory course, students will learn the ins-and-outs of photographing events where lighting is inconsistent, non-existent, or otherwise problematic. Although this course focuses on concert photography as its primary example, lessons will apply to many low-light situations. The course is intended for those who want to push their skills a little further and learn how to navigate difficult shooting situations. You should be familiar with manual camera controls and be prepared to complete some nighttime assignments.


What You Will Learn:

  • The techniques, equipment, and best practices of low-light photography. 
  • Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom and using RAW files. 


Quarters Offered: Summer | Online
Course Fee: $325
Prerequisite: none
Note: Students must possess a DSLR camera, a 50mm f1.8 prime lens (or better), and their own copy of Adobe Lightroom. Students should also be familiar with manual camera controls. Students should be prepared to complete some nighttime assignments. Elective course for Photography: Images and Techniques professional certificate. 
Contact: For more information about this course, please email unex-digital@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40655
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques