Light Crafting for Photography (5 Weeks)

Course Code: LCR101
Start Date: 2024/5/31 End Date: 2024/6/28 Day: Fri Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 10 Sessions: 5 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Location: In-Person (Tokyo) English Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Registration Open

Course Description

This course is about capturing light in creative ways using your camera sensor as the canvas. Aimed towards beginners, who are new to photography, but also compliments students who have taken the basic photography course “Photographing Japanese Culture For The World To See” will enjoy this as a continuation hands on workshop to explore further how to work better with light sources.
Each week we will craft and shape light in creative ways both in and outside the class and will leave you with many directions to explore new ways to make your images stand out.

Learning Objectives

The key points that you will take away from the course are:

1. Understanding the M setting, what all the numbers mean and how they affect the final exposure.

2. Exploring different ways to light paint and discovering the infinite possibilities that this style of lighting offers.

3. How to master long exposures, and think in a more calculated way about your final image result.

4. Gaining a better relationship with your equipment and accessories.

5. Using your eye in a more efficient way to compose and edit within your viewfinder.

Who should take this course

This course is a perfect opportunity to be creative and for anyone who is a beginner in photography or from an artistic background. It’s relaxing, yet self challenging with results that can be used as stepping stones to further advance your own style.


No required textbook


Karl Doyle

Instructor Biography

Coming from an international photographic background, Karl has lived and worked in London, Paris, Miami and NY. He has worked alongside some of the most creative professionals in the fields of fashion, advertising and branding, including fashion visionary Thierry Mugler on many perfume campaigns for Clairns of Paris. Together with top fashion models, stylists and art directors Karl has traveled the globe and gone on to enjoy creating fine art photography, shooting in remote locations such as northern Mongolia and Iceland. Irish born and with a diploma in photography his camera has never stopped clicking. Now a four year resident of Japan, he documents the culture here in all it's facets.