Capturing Light: A Workshop Experience

I attended a free workshop on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at ETAGE 8 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The workshop, titled “How to See and Work with Light”, was a fantastic opportunity for all photography and videography enthusiasts.

Embarking on a Journey with Light

The workshop delved into the intricacies of understanding and harnessing light to create visually stunning content. The best part? You didn’t need any prior experience to participate. The goal was to empower every participant with the skills to “see” light in new ways and leverage its potential to the fullest.

Key Insights About Light

  • Light’s direction and qualities (soft or hard) are essential.
  • A skilled photographer adjusts their position according to the light.
  • Convey the direction of light within your photos.
  • Once you’ve found your ideal lighting, a photoshoot can be wrapped up in as little as 5 minutes.
  • After considering the light, explore its colors.

A Creative Journey with Perceived Memories

The workshop was complemented by the ongoing exhibition “Perceived Memories” by the talented artist Petar Todorinski, who was also the instructor of the event. The exhibition featured his book of the same name, which explores the relationship between light and memory through a series of beautiful and thought-provoking images.

A Celebration of Creativity, Learning, and Artistic Expression

The workshop was a true celebration of creativity, learning, and artistic expression. I am grateful to all participants who made this event memorable and to the dedicated instructor who shared his expertise with such enthusiasm.

Here are some tips I learned from the workshop:

  • A skilled photographer adapts their position based on the lighting conditions.
  • Whether you opt for soft or high contrast lighting, your choices define your style.
  • Once you’ve found your perfect lighting, a photoshoot can be wrapped up in as little as 5 minutes.
  • After considering the lighting, explore the world of colors.

Remember, Light is More than Illumination

Light is more than illumination – it’s the brushstroke that paints stories in every image. Until next time, keep chasing the light!