Natural Light Workshop

Marisa Aragona
6 Sessions » Wednesdays, July 9–August 13
6:30–9:30 pm | Studio 16A | $250

Open to all levels

This six-week workshop will explore and test the characteristics and conditions that create varied qualities of natural light in the photographs we take. Students will learn to observe, perceive, and communicate the psychology of light in order to create mood, meaning, and impact within images. Assignments, lecture, slide presentations, and critiques will emphasize awareness and the use of natural light to reveal the complexities of both emotion and time as expressed in the still image. Students will establish a strong aesthetic and technical foundation including basic camera operation and creating good exposures.

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Marisa Aragona’s photo-based work and installations have been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Oakland, Washington D.C., and Seattle, among other cities. Recent venues include Jen Bekman Gallery, New York; Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco; University of the Arts, Philadelphia; and Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle. Her work has traveled internationally in the capitol city of Vilnius, Lithuania, as part of the Madamorfozes Project sponsored by IEVA Magazine. Her photographs have been published and received awards from the Photo Review Journal curated by Lesley Martin of Aperture Magazine, as well as the Association of Women Photographers and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Aragona received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, and holds a BFA from School of Visual Arts.


Marisa Aragona
Click Clack, 2013
20 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist