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

Maria Jose Govea, Photographer (THESUPERMANIAK)

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6 Videos (27m)
    • Introduction

    • Tricky Spots to Avoid

    • Camera Settings for Concert Photos

    • Camera Settings for Low-Light Portraits

    • Editing in Camera RAW

    • Closing Thoughts


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.

157 of 167 students recommendSee All

Great info, and really great photo examples!
Great info. awesome photography, learned enough to want to get out and have fun in low light conditions. Great stuff, stop what you are doing and learn something, by a talented gal.
Maria is mostly talking about shooting live shows at night - that's her specialty. The course is good for those who want to learn more about settings while shooting in low-light. She shares her settings for each shot she demonstrates, which helps to understand what's needed for a good, sharp shot in the dark. Plus, great tips on taking portraits at night.





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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