IMG_2380Read this article from Digital Photography School about lighting. Afterwards, answer the following questions on a piece of paper:

1.Name the 3 types of lighting the article was about and briefly describe each one.

2. What flexibility comes with using open shade?

3. What camera setting will help when shooting a backlit photograph?

4. Why is is better to look for good lighting than a good background?

Now read this article on natural lighting and it’s uses and answer the following questions:

5. Why do you think it’s important to observe light?

6. What is the purpose of experimenting with lighting scenarios?

7. What does it mean to expose with post-processing in mind?

8. What is the best way of improving your understanding of lighting?



The next time you’re out at lunch, take a moment to look around and see how many people are glued to their smartphones. In our culture, we are facing an increasing epidemic of lost conversation. So much time is spent focused on our little screens that we lose the opportunities for meaningful conversation and relationship building. The phone has become a vice.

In the following short article, Zack Arias did a little project capturing people on these devices, seemingly oblivious to the world around them. Do you resemble any of these people? What are your thoughts on this? Please comment below.

Food Magazine Practice images

You will be making a fictitious magazine cover to practice using the text tool in photoshop as well as learning how to lay out graphic elements. You will be using some great images referenced from various sites as your subject.

Download the Bon Appetit image and use it as you template in photoshop. Then choose a food subject image from below as your magazine cover image.


Main subject caption with fictitious page number

3 food article references with fictitious page numbers

(Google Bon Appetite magazine to see examples)