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Balancing Light in Photoshop

Learn to unlock the potential through Photoshop’s Layers and Masks to control and balance light in your Nature Photography.

– with Kate Silva

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (New York Time), August 22, 2020



Streaming customers get free access to the recorded sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I cannot attend my Live Online Class Session?

We record all our live classes session. So if for some reason you cannot attend a live session you will have 1 year watch the the recorded video.

NOTE: Online classes are non-refundable.

What do I need to attend Live Class Session?

You will need a high-speed internet connection to attend our live online class.

We use Zoom Meetings to run our online classes. Zoom Meetings is compatible with all devices, including Mac and PC desktop computers and laptops, mobile phones, and tablet devices. If you're still not sure whether your device will work with our streaming services, try your device out by joining a test meeting at

NOTE: We do not recommend using your mobile phone to attend the meeting because of small screen size of mobile phone. You will get most out of your Online Classes if you are watching out live session on 13 inch or larger screen.

Can I access Online Classes after the Live Session?

Yes. We will attempt to record live presentation. Barring any unforeseen circumstances you will have 1 year access to the recorded video.

What's Included in our Online Classes?

Visual Wilderness Online classes is a live event. Here is what is included in our live online classes:

  • You will be able to watch and hear the instructors as they teach the class topic.
  • Our instructors use a variety of teaching materials in the online classes. These materials may include a Live video, Presentation, Post Processing and Field Videos and more.
  • You will be able to ask question during the Live Event using Zoom’s chat box. NOTE: You do not need a microphone to ask questions. All questions are submitted using the chat box.
  • We will send you a video recording of the class after the live session is completed.


  • Introduction
  • Overview of layers and how they work in Photoshop
  • Review of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Blending
  • Discussion of using dedicated HDR software versus manual blending
  • Two Case Studies
  • How to control localized light adjustments through creating selections, adding adjustment layers, and with dodging and burning layers
  • Demonstration to bring it all together
  • Conclusion


  • Compatible with: Photoshop CC 2020 or later, Adobe Lightroom Classic.
  • Video Created with: Photoshop CC 2020 or later, Adobe Lightroom Classic.


  • Discover how layers in Photoshop work on a basic level.
  • Understand Photoshop’s layer blending modes and opacity changes.
  • Learn HDR concepts and when and why you should capture multiple images.
  • Understand how to manually blend images for a completely natural-looking final image.
  • Discover how to make final touches with localized light corrections through selections, masks, dodging and burning to target specific areas of your images.

Advanced Photoshop techniques illustrated in easy-to-understand concepts with step-by-step illustrations and case studies to help you easily master exposure blending your own images.

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