The Science of Photography: Properties of Light

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The Science of Photography: Properties of Light

Join Whitney Minten as she teaches you about the properties of light and how they change throughout the day. You will learn how to assess any type of natural light, make adjustments to your camera and pose yourself and your subject accordingly to obtain a beautiful image at any time of the day or in any weather.

Whitney comes to us with degrees in biology, computer science and robotics. While at university and as part of several robotics startups, she wrote code to control robots and their various sensors, including cameras. She also trained experts on how to use these robots in a variety of settings, from search and rescue workers operating in a disaster, to astronauts training on the seafloor. She worked for several years at an optical spectrometer company where she programmed spectrometers and learned the physics behind light and color at their most fundamental levels. Later, she taught Photoshop and graphic design as an adjunct professor. Yet, it wasn’t until after she became a mom that she picked up a camera for the purpose of creating art. This unconventional career path allows Whitney to bring to bear a diverse technical background that promises a unique depth to her work, while her skills as an educator allow her to explain it in a way that remains accessible.

3 Reviews for The Science of Photography: Properties of Light

“Great class! A must to understand light!”


“thank you so much for this video, I learned so much!! :)”


“I very good explanation and demonstration of how light works. I found this very useful for my next photos.”