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Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography

Studio Arts Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00EU
$45 - Member
$55 - Non-Member


  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Online registration is required.
  • For multiple registrations, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses.


Demystify the concept of quality of light and examine how it can make or break your photos. Understand the essential basics of shooting in a natural-light setting as you learn to gauge the direction of light; recognize degree of diffusion; minimize (or emphasize) lens flare; control conditions with lens hoods; identify the “golden hour”; and more. Students must have a camera with manual controls, their user’s guide, and any lens hoods on hand. Open to all levels.


  • The instructor is Joe Yablonsky.
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.


  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.

This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.