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CreativeLive

Studio Lighting 101

via CreativeLive

Overview

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers.


AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Expertly light a portrait using just one light and one modifier
  • Work with more complex two and three-light set-ups
  • Create light for portraits, beauty, or drama
  • Light a group photograph
  • Learn to troubleshoot the most common lighting questions
  • Confidently purchase the right lighting equipment for your work

ABOUT LINDSAY’S CLASS:

Intimidated by studio lights? In Studio Lighting 101, fashion photographer Lindsay Adler deciphers the complexities of studio light, breaking it down into simple concepts for beginners. In this class, you'll learn everything from basic lighting terminology to creating multiple light set-ups. Start with the basics like how to adjust your digital camera settings for studio strobes and layer in the details you'll need to light your first photo studio portrait.

Photographers on a budget will learn how to light a portrait using a single light, modifier, and photography light stand. Then, learn to work with two and three light kits to create drama, background separation, and more. You'll see dozens of studio lighting set-ups, from start-to-finish, behind the scenes in this live recorded class. Develop the skills to troubleshoot several common photography studio lighting problems, like lighting large groups and correcting reflections on glasses.

By the end of this class, you'll know how to buy your first studio lighting kit and how to shoot that first in-studio portrait. This class is ideal both for beginning photographers that don't understand much beyond the exposure triangle and experienced natural light photographers ready to try a studio setting.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginners with a grasp of the exposure triangle
  • Intermediate and advanced natural light photographers new to studio lighting

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler is one of the most well-known in her field, noted for her style, posing and mastery of the studio lighting system. Along with working as a photographer, she's also a respected educator, a Canon Explorer of Light, and author of three instructional photography books. Her work has appeared in publications such as Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Noise, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. Lindsay is a sought after speaker for her experience and straightforward, easy-to-follow teaching style.

Syllabus

  • Studio Essentials: Shutter Speed
  • Studio Essentials: Flash Exposure
  • Studio Essentials: White Balance
  • Light Principles: Inverse Square Law
  • Lighting Patterns
  • Shoot: Demo Lighting Patterns
  • Quality of Light and Modifiers
  • Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Diffusion and Grid
  • Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Umbrellas
  • Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Softboxes
  • Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Extra Stuff
  • 10 One Light Set-ups: 1 and 2
  • 10 One Light Set-ups: 3 to 5
  • 10 One Light Set-ups: 6 to 10
  • One Light Set-ups: Pop Quiz
  • FAQ for Purchasing Studio Light Part 1
  • FAQ for Purchasing Studio Light Part 2
  • FAQ for Purchasing Studio Light Part 3
  • 10 Two Light Set-Ups: 1 and 2
  • 10 Two Light Set-Ups: 3 to 6
  • 10 Two Light Set-Ups: 7 to 10
  • 5 Two Light Set-Ups: 1 & 2
  • 5 Two Light Set-Ups: 3 to 5
  • 5 Basic Three Light Set-Ups: 1 & 2
  • 5 Basic Three Light Set-Ups: 3 to 5
  • 5 Intermediate Three Light Set-Ups: 1 to 3
  • 5 Intermediate Three Light Set-Ups: 4 & 5
  • 10 Common Lighting Mistakes
  • Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 1
  • Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 2 to 6
  • Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 7
  • Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 8
  • Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 9
  • Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 10 to 12
  • Portrait Lighting: 1, 2, and 3 Lights
  • Beauty Lighting: 1, 2, and 3 Lights
  • Lighting Groups: 1, 2, and 3 Lights
  • Lighting for Drama: 1, 2, and 3 Lights
  • Your First Studio Lighting

Taught by

Lindsay Adler

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