The Art of Lighting for Photography

Explore a diverse array of lighting setups and techniques, from studio configurations to the nuances of natural light. Through hands-on demonstrations and interactive sessions, you'll learn to sculpt light to accentuate the unique features and emotions of your subjects, transforming ordinary portraits into extraordinary works of art.

Special Notes

  • Students must bring their own DSLR camera and SD card and any light source they want to experiment with (flashlights, lamps, glowsticks, etc.)

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Aspen DeRosa

Aspen DeRosa is a multimedia artist, teacher, and student of life. Their work celebrates play and mindfulness and seeks to create space for curiosity, pause, and joy. Aspen creates multimodal installations that engage all senses. The work is highly collaborative and adaptable for the viewers to engage with. Aspen’s work is based in material explorations, including papermaking, natural fabric dyes, screenprinting, sound, mold-making, video, photography, performance, etc., to address topics related to play, mindfulness, and work/life balance. They received their BFA from VCU in 2019 in Photography and Film. They spent 2 years at the University of Iowa expanding their sculptural skills and teaching experience before coming to VisArts. Outside of VisArts, they have a photography business and primarily capture live events and portraits to celebrate milestones.

Social Media: @bevelcut_shawti

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Class Details
September 21 - October 191 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $120.00
Member Tuition: $108.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Aspen DeRosa
Level: Beginner