On Location: Finding the Light

  • Instructors:
    Parker Pfister

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    In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Parker Pfister takes you through his creative process for on location lighting and the mechanics behind making it work. Watch and learn as Parker visualizes and then finds the light he needs at each location.

    Even better, find out to what to do when the light isn’t there! Parker’s mantra is “seeing past the obvious” and this video will inspire and instruct you to do just that! Create what isn’t there but should be!

    Watch as Parker goes, location by location casually and playfully, but expertly and always delivering beautiful images. After this class, you will too!

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  • Duration: 0:24:11 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Parker Pfister


        While other kids dreamed of being firefighters and cowboys, Parker dreamed of being a National Geographic photographer. He started his journey into the art of photography at age six when his grandmother gave him his first camera. Eight years later Eastman Kodak honored him with a silver medallion for second place at the 1982 World's Fair.

        He's had a camera in his hands ever since, photographing anything that interests or moves him. Last year he was named one of the "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World" by American Photo. He was on the cover of NikonWorld magazine, was seen on the BBC's Style Network, and his work was featured on Keeping up with the Kardashians, Entertainment Tonight and The Food Network, but says his biggest reward of the year was playing with his son, Scout.


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