Low-Light Photography: Settings & Tips to Capture the Dark

Maria Jose Govea, Photographer (THESUPERMANIAK)

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7 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Tricky Spots to Avoid

    • Camera Settings for Concert Photos

    • Camera Settings for Low-Light Portraits

    • Editing in Camera RAW

    • Closing Thoughts

    • Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

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About This Class

Ever been to a dark concert and wanted to capture the moment, but struggled to capture a clear image? What's the secret to shooting a sharp picture in low-light conditions?

Join photographer Maria Jose Govea (a.k.a. THESUPERMANIAK) as she reviews favorite images from her portfolio, sharing tips and tricks for shooting a great picture in low light! Bite-sized lessons cover:

  • Tricky spots to avoid
  • Camera settings for specific images, both concert photography & portraits
  • Editing dark photos in Camera RAW

Whether you want to get into concert photography or just want to go behind-the-scenes with a pro, you'll leave this class with clear insights on capturing a moment in the dark.


Note: This class is intended for late beginners and those already familiar with basic settings — the lessons frequently talk about aperture, ISO, and shutter speed settings. Those unfamiliar with that vocabulary are advised to browse photo classes on Skillshare as well as links in the class resources.

186 of 196 students recommendSee All

Really liked this class for the examples and practical input.
She is a bit disorganized in her presentation, and her diction is not the sharpest. However, her photographs reveal a skilled and accomplished photographer with her own particular style. The greatest value of this course is her describing her photographs and what she does to capture them. She emphasizes, as do most other good photography teachers, that taking photographs is the best way to learn.
Was looking for a video to help me decide on how to approach a low light engagement shoot that I'm doing. For me the biggest point I took was to find the light lol. So it was helpful!





Maria Jose Govea


Maria Jose Govea (also known as THESUPERMANIAK) is a music photographer and former DJ best known for working with Skrillex, Diplo, A-Track, and Flosstradamus. She often shoots major festivals and tours, including Red Bull Music Academy. Originally from Venezuela, she is currently based in Toronto.

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