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Knitwear Photography: Harnessing Natural Light - Abbye Dahl

  • PNE Hastings Room 1 2901 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1 Canada (map)

In this class we will focus on natural outdoor lighting, learning the best way to use and manipulate the light to capture different knitting textures and colours. For example, cross lighting to make cables stand out, backlighting to show off mohair yarns, and open shade to cast an even and beautiful light on your colour work.

To stay inclusive, this class will focus on skills that can be used with any camera type (phone, point and shoot, or DSLR). And though students will be welcome to bring their camera gear to the class, we will only briefly talk about camera settings.

Students will receive a handout including sample images, description of skills and how to build them as well as lighting diagrams to help students visual concepts.

The first class hour will be spent reviewing the handout and introducing different skills. One hour will be spent outdoors with a model and four knit samples (provided by instructor) practicing the different techniques outlined in the lesson. The last hour will be spent uploading the photos and comparing them to lighting diagrams and techniques addressed in the first hour.

Student materials: camera, note taking materials.

Cost: $120