• Testimonial: Lighting Design Awareness Program

    Here are some more insights from one of our other educator-advisors on the ELLI team. Chris Mitchell is overseeing our business series in educational content as we expand into our 2023 course offerings. He is a seasoned landscape lighting designer and he is one of the few professionals out there to experience and work with several landscape lighting entities.

    Here's what Chris had to say about ELLI's recent offering:

    "I have known Mark Carlson (creator of ELLI) for close to two decades. When he told me to check out the concepts established on the ELLI website, I was amazed at the amount of information there. This led me to get involved with its mission--'To educate and to separate.' I'm excited about what we can all do to advance landscape lighting providers.

    I am always striving to learn more, so I continue to be involved with many organizations. I'm a part of the mentorship team with the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI) and have been since 2012. I have served the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) for many years, since 2006. And I have hosted business owners at our business in KY, as well as have traveled to several locations to train business owners at their facilities.

    My point in my telling you what I've done is to provide an insight of how the ELLI offering is unique and very much needed. The use of Zoom meetings worked extremely well, as each person in the group could easily fit this into their schedule. It also allowed for group interaction, which was great.

    What I thought was really important in this learning was that meetings were once per week. This was perfect because it allowed the attendee time to learn the material and then think about it over the week. This ensured that content was not overwhelming and it could resonate with each person before moving on. It also allowed lessons to be put into practice.

    The design content shared through ELLI is something not found in any other training out there. It's very refreshing and eye-opening because of the detailed approach in Mark's work. This is a program that all lighting designers should take."

    Thank you, Chris for the great feedback. It's a blessing and pleasure to be working with you on this ELLI team. We'll be announcing dates and details for the next course offering in the next week--keep this on your radar.

    Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA

    #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
    Testimonial: Lighting Design Awareness Program Here are some more insights from one of our other educator-advisors on the ELLI team. Chris Mitchell is overseeing our business series in educational content as we expand into our 2023 course offerings. He is a seasoned landscape lighting designer and he is one of the few professionals out there to experience and work with several landscape lighting entities. Here's what Chris had to say about ELLI's recent offering: "I have known Mark Carlson (creator of ELLI) for close to two decades. When he told me to check out the concepts established on the ELLI website, I was amazed at the amount of information there. This led me to get involved with its mission--'To educate and to separate.' I'm excited about what we can all do to advance landscape lighting providers. I am always striving to learn more, so I continue to be involved with many organizations. I'm a part of the mentorship team with the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI) and have been since 2012. I have served the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) for many years, since 2006. And I have hosted business owners at our business in KY, as well as have traveled to several locations to train business owners at their facilities. My point in my telling you what I've done is to provide an insight of how the ELLI offering is unique and very much needed. The use of Zoom meetings worked extremely well, as each person in the group could easily fit this into their schedule. It also allowed for group interaction, which was great. What I thought was really important in this learning was that meetings were once per week. This was perfect because it allowed the attendee time to learn the material and then think about it over the week. This ensured that content was not overwhelming and it could resonate with each person before moving on. It also allowed lessons to be put into practice. The design content shared through ELLI is something not found in any other training out there. It's very refreshing and eye-opening because of the detailed approach in Mark's work. This is a program that all lighting designers should take." Thank you, Chris for the great feedback. It's a blessing and pleasure to be working with you on this ELLI team. We'll be announcing dates and details for the next course offering in the next week--keep this on your radar. Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
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  • Topic: Unity

    As you may know, ELLI is currently conducting a training program dedicated to advancing lighting designers in design theory. This includes the principles of composition and understanding how to use critiques, as a tool to advance with.

    This past week, we covered the final principle--Unity, as understood in art. We addressed how the different elements of an artwork come together to provide a sense of cohesion and wholeness. As part of this study, we looked at how unity can be achieved by ensuring proximity, simplicity, and repetition in design.

    The photo below was provided by Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting, where Tim Ryan and his team provided an excellent example of unity. Each of the parts (compositionally speaking) which include balance, contrast, emphasis, pattern & rhythm, and movement work together to ensure unity in this space. There is no 'negative space' experienced in this setting because it naturally flows to the purpose and emphasis of the front door.

    Well done, Tim. This program is called, "Lighting Design Awareness," and it will be offered again in January of 2023. It's the foundation to true lighting design advancement. Although this program was developed primarily for landscape lighting design professionals, it can apply to most lighting design applications...the concepts are the same. Please feel free to reach out to me if you are interested to sign up for future offerings--class spaces are limited to 8-10 people. The reason for this is to ensure that all involved are engaged and participating

    Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA

    #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
    Topic: Unity As you may know, ELLI is currently conducting a training program dedicated to advancing lighting designers in design theory. This includes the principles of composition and understanding how to use critiques, as a tool to advance with. This past week, we covered the final principle--Unity, as understood in art. We addressed how the different elements of an artwork come together to provide a sense of cohesion and wholeness. As part of this study, we looked at how unity can be achieved by ensuring proximity, simplicity, and repetition in design. The photo below was provided by Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting, where Tim Ryan and his team provided an excellent example of unity. Each of the parts (compositionally speaking) which include balance, contrast, emphasis, pattern & rhythm, and movement work together to ensure unity in this space. There is no 'negative space' experienced in this setting because it naturally flows to the purpose and emphasis of the front door. Well done, Tim. This program is called, "Lighting Design Awareness," and it will be offered again in January of 2023. It's the foundation to true lighting design advancement. Although this program was developed primarily for landscape lighting design professionals, it can apply to most lighting design applications...the concepts are the same. Please feel free to reach out to me if you are interested to sign up for future offerings--class spaces are limited to 8-10 people. The reason for this is to ensure that all involved are engaged and participating Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
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  • Topic: Testimonial of Lighting Design Awareness program

    Many of you have seen the previous testimonials by some of the participants of our recent course called, Lighting Design Awareness, but I thought it would be appropriate to share the thoughts from one of our advisory team members. This is George Winterling of Winterling Lighting Design located in Stuart, FL.

    George is a well-seasoned professional within the landscape lighting community for about 45 years! He used to work with John Watson of TX, aka 'Mr. Moonlighting', and his work can be found nationally and internationally. George has joined the ELLI team to provide his extensive insights into our training programs. Here's what George had to say:

    "Congratulations to the first class of ELLI graduates! The Lighting Design Awareness program was an outstanding course on landscape illumination benefitting lighting designers as well as architects.

    This course emphasized balance, contrast, rhythm...each of the elements of composition, including emotional awareness, among other design aspects that are not generally taught. It allowed the class to work together and exchange ideas that are seldomly available to designers.

    This program offered insights for both the outdoor lighting professional and the landscape architect to understand two things--how to work together and how to experience their projects at night in a better light. This is the type of design education that has been missing within our industry. What a pleasure it was to be apart of this effort."

    We are truly blessed to have George as an educator and advisor to this group and team approach. I am excited about the offerings to come in 2023. More announcements will come about this.

    Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA

    #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
    Topic: Testimonial of Lighting Design Awareness program Many of you have seen the previous testimonials by some of the participants of our recent course called, Lighting Design Awareness, but I thought it would be appropriate to share the thoughts from one of our advisory team members. This is George Winterling of Winterling Lighting Design located in Stuart, FL. George is a well-seasoned professional within the landscape lighting community for about 45 years! He used to work with John Watson of TX, aka 'Mr. Moonlighting', and his work can be found nationally and internationally. George has joined the ELLI team to provide his extensive insights into our training programs. Here's what George had to say: "Congratulations to the first class of ELLI graduates! The Lighting Design Awareness program was an outstanding course on landscape illumination benefitting lighting designers as well as architects. This course emphasized balance, contrast, rhythm...each of the elements of composition, including emotional awareness, among other design aspects that are not generally taught. It allowed the class to work together and exchange ideas that are seldomly available to designers. This program offered insights for both the outdoor lighting professional and the landscape architect to understand two things--how to work together and how to experience their projects at night in a better light. This is the type of design education that has been missing within our industry. What a pleasure it was to be apart of this effort." We are truly blessed to have George as an educator and advisor to this group and team approach. I am excited about the offerings to come in 2023. More announcements will come about this. Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
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  • Topic: Light Color Enhancement for Purpose

    I wanted to share some insights I've gained through experience and practice. One of these learned skills has included the use of various color temperatures with 'white' light.

    Recently, I completed a landscape lighting project that had a large, 8' tall metal sculpture piece. It was natural, exposed metal, so it had a complete layer of rust as its finish. I wanted to have this architectural piece stand out, as a focal point against the surrounding backdrop of Sequoia trees.

    However, the challenge came when I saw that the Sequoia trunks were a warm-colored reddish brown, and the fencing behind was brown. I was using a warm-white colored light, 2700K, on all these background elements (tree trunks, fencing, and swing). If I illuminated the sculpture with the same color of white light, then it would more readily blend in with the rest.

    Therefore, my solution was to use a cool-white light, 5700K, on this piece. I increased the lumen output to over double that of the background lighting, and it made the sculpture look more like a stainless steel. In addition, this color use spilled above and onto the outer portion of the Sequoia branches to make the green stand out more.

    It's important to play with varying colors and effects because you can learn a lot from this.

    Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA

    #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
    Topic: Light Color Enhancement for Purpose I wanted to share some insights I've gained through experience and practice. One of these learned skills has included the use of various color temperatures with 'white' light. Recently, I completed a landscape lighting project that had a large, 8' tall metal sculpture piece. It was natural, exposed metal, so it had a complete layer of rust as its finish. I wanted to have this architectural piece stand out, as a focal point against the surrounding backdrop of Sequoia trees. However, the challenge came when I saw that the Sequoia trunks were a warm-colored reddish brown, and the fencing behind was brown. I was using a warm-white colored light, 2700K, on all these background elements (tree trunks, fencing, and swing). If I illuminated the sculpture with the same color of white light, then it would more readily blend in with the rest. Therefore, my solution was to use a cool-white light, 5700K, on this piece. I increased the lumen output to over double that of the background lighting, and it made the sculpture look more like a stainless steel. In addition, this color use spilled above and onto the outer portion of the Sequoia branches to make the green stand out more. It's important to play with varying colors and effects because you can learn a lot from this. Source: Mark Carlson, ELLI, USA #elli #landscapelighting #lightingdesign #landscapearchitecture #lightingasart #lightingdesign #elli #landscapelighting #landscapearchitecture #lightingcomposition #lightasart #lights #lightingideas #lightingcontrol #ledlight #indoorlighting
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