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Taking the Fear Out Of Low Light Photography

with Jared Polin

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About The Class

capture stunning images in low light.

Lots of things worth shooting don’t happen under studio lights. You have to learn to use the light you have if you want to take fantastic photographs in low-light situations. Join photographer Jared Polin, the Fro from, for a review of what it takes to capture stunning images in low light.

In this course, you’ll learn how to read and work with the light in any situation and master the basics of low light photography. Jared will show you how to troubleshoot on the fly to get proper exposure and the perfect image, every time. You’ll develop the skills needed to walk into any lighting situation and know exactly what to do. Jared will take you out on location and show you just how far you can push your camera’s ISO and you’ll master techniques you can use to photograph moving bodies, tight spaces, dark halls, live concerts while managing noise and grain. You’ll also get insight on the post-production process that works best for low light photography.

This hands-on course is an essential experience for beginner photographers seeking to confidently approach any low-lighting situation. You’ll learn how to take awesome photos under low-light and in the real world.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Getting into a Show

  2. 02

    Pit Etiquette

  3. 03

    Shoot: Stage Sound Check

  4. 04

    Shoot: Stage Mixed Lighting

  5. 05

    Shoot: Stage Multiple Shooters

  6. 06

    Low Light Q&A

  7. 07

    Shoot: Greenroom Pre Show

  8. 08

    Shoot: Greenroom Post Show

  9. 09

    Shoot: Greenroom Solo

  10. 10

    Concert: Critique and Edit

  11. 11

    Concert: D 3300 Photo Critique and Edit

  12. 12

    Greenroom: Photo Critique and Edit

  13. 13

    Student Image Critique

  14. 14

    Crossfit Shoot D-3300

  15. 15

    Crossfit Shoot Nikon D-610

  16. 16

    Crossfit Q&A

  17. 17

    Car Garage Shoot: Under the Hood

  18. 18

    Car Garage Shoot: Under the Car

  19. 19

    Car Garage Shoot: Detail Shots

  20. 20

    Car Garage Shoot: Critique and Q&A

  21. 21

    Viewer's Photos Critiqued: Part 1

  22. 22

    Viewer's Photos Critiqued: Part 2

  23. 23

    Shoot: Baby and Mother

  24. 24

    Post Processing: Baby Images

  25. 25

    Baby Images Q&A and Reveal

  26. 26

    Shoot: Basketball

  27. 27

    Post Processing: Basketball Images

  28. 28

    Viewer's Photos Critiqued: Part 3

  29. 29

    Viewer's Photos Critiqued: Part 4

  30. 30

    Business, Branding, and Marketing Q&A Part 1

  31. 31

    Business, Branding, and Marketing Q&A Part 2


Meet Your Expert

Jared Polin

Jared Polin aka the FRO is an accomplished photographer whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, Billboard and countless other international publications. He has found himself in the studio and on tour with some of musics biggest stars. ... read more

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  • Rusty Shinault

    July 2014

    I'm a huge fan of Jared Polin; love his humorous and relaxed style of teaching. I love that he's passionate about photography, and that he is willing to share his experiences, opinions, and knowledge. I really enjoy Creative Live classes, and really enjoyed watching Jared teach in front of a live class. Hope to see more of Jared teaching on your platform.

  • user cf5d2d

    July 2014

    Jared did not disappoint! He shared his knowledge of composition, exposure, and capturing the moment - all while engaging his audience and keeping things light and fun. I absolutely LOVE when how he sets up his equipment so that we can see each snapshot he takes, and then tells us why it's a good shot or why it's not a keeper. It's so easy to learn that way. I'm a second grade teacher (a.k.a. an educator) who, thanks to Jared can call myself a photographer. Jared is a photographer who is also a great educator!

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    I've seen a few CreativeLive sessions and this was one of the best. It was very unique and engaging I liked the onsite shooting and review and critique. I have done teaching and I know how hard it is to teach WHILE you are doing and I think Jared did a great job of balancing that. I'm quite familiar with his FroKnowsPhoto podcast and website so I knew what to expect and both HE and CreativeLive EXCEEDED my expectations. Thanks much also for letting him use use studio for Raw Talk on the Road (my suggested name for it), I could see a real opportunity for CL to provide access to their facilities for others wanting to record training, etc.

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