Session 1: Composition Elements; Crafting a Cohesive Scene


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Key Concepts in Session 1: 
  1. Understand the site and the client
  2. Imagine the scene completed
  3. Decide what is to be revealed and what should remain hidden in the night darkness
  4. Organizing the visual elements
  5. Using light to direct view
  6. Consider formal versus informal composition

Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.


Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.


Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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Session 1 Workbook
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Open to download resource. The workbook features photographs, additional insights, and places for you to take your own notes and observations.
Session 1 Video
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Open to view video. Watch the video in its entirety before moving on to the quiz. You can rewatch the video as many times as you'd like. If you haven't downloaded the workbook, you may want to go back to the previous step and do so.
Session 1 Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass You will need to download the workbook to complete the quiz, and watch the video in its entirety.