The Advanced Photography Course (AP) is a new educational offering from the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI). This course is designed to complement the Intensive Course (IC) and will allow the Attendees to further their skills as a landscape lighting professional through photography. While the IC trains professionals on landscape lighting design, this course is specifically aimed toward the landscape lighting designer who wishes to improve their photography skills in order to enable them to document their lighting projects more effectively. With these new skills, the lighting designer should be able to create higher quality images for marketing materials; as well as document project details that help convey lighting design principles and fixture applications for future projects. After this course, Attendees should be able to start creating a portfolio of high quality photographs that can be used with prospective clients to demonstrate the type of work they can do, possibly reducing the need for on-site demonstrations.
The Advanced Photography (AP) course is an immersive 3 night/ 3 day course and is instructed by a small team of Mentors – a minimum of a 4 to 1 ratio of Attendee to Mentor. This course will concentrate on the technical aspects of quality Landscape Lighting Photography and Attendees will be able to hone their skills in a variety of outdoor settings. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to be able to utilize the presentations of the concurrent IC course as subjects for their fieldwork. This will provide an opportunity to be able to learn photography on a variety of quality landscape lighting installations. As the courses are concurrent, AP Attendees will also be able to network and interact with the Attendees IC class for some of the social networking events.
Our Mentors will guide the Attendees through a series of lecture presentations and demonstrations and assisted hands-on field time. Interactive classroom lectures will start at 8:00 am and the fieldwork continues until at least 10:00pm. Attendees will learn techniques and settings that are necessary to create high quality images as well as reviewing and discussing Lens and Camera equipment, editing tricks, and processing software. This course includes approximately 16 hours of classroom instruction and 9 hours of in field.
The learning objectives for the AP course are:
We will have plenty of hands on, Mentor assisted field exercises throughout the class to practice and reinforce the principles learned in class.
Upon completion of the AP course, you will have the foundation and knowledge to start on your way to capturing great landscape lighting images. You will take with you a better understanding of your own camera equipment, and its potential, and will have developed the technical skills and expertise with photo editing software. After the course your ability to have high quality landscape lighting photographs in your portfolio should be at your fingertips! ILLI’s AP may even give you the tools and confidence to expand into other genres of photography as well.
*The instructor will review what camera functions you should be comfortable with in our welcome video prior to actually arriving at the venue.