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DESIGN 345: The Art of Landscape / Architectural Lighting and How to Paint a Lighting Portrait

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the fundamental of lighting (how the eye works and why we care, glare, levels of light, apparent brightness, contrast: negative and positive spaces).
  • Examine the good, bad and the ugly of lighting.
  • Define the structure of a lighting portrait (design strategy, sense of purpose of fixture placement, visual objectives and concept).


How well a project can be lit is not limited to the quantity of light fixtures. A proper lighting job takes what it takes. Covering key principles on how to create depth and visual destination, this course is an introduction to the fundamentals of lighting and will provide tools to comprehensively design a great lighting portrait.

Time/ Credits

1:50 hrs

Instructor TBA