The second class in our comprehensive studio lighting program focuses on minimalist classic portrait lighting recipes such as rembrandt, broad, short, loop, and butterfly lighting styles. We’ll work with positioning one light to produce these various lighting styles while making use of reflectors to help control contrast and lighting ratios. We’ll also take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of adding a second light to the mix.
The lab session provides a live shooting environment for students to practice what they’ve learned so far. Students will be presented with a number of example images and asked to determine what lights and modifiers were used. Students will then work together to recreate similar images with live models while the instructor provides guidance.
- Detailed interactive demo class full of technical information and lighting theory
- Hands-on lab session with live models and group collaboration
- Classic lighting styles and their uses in modern photography
- Rembrandt Lighting
- Loop and Butterfly Lighting
- Broad and Short Lighting
- Understanding Lighting Ratios
- Controlling contrast with reflectors
- What You'll Need:
- Follow Up With:
- Students are not required to bring any equipment to the demo session
Lab sessions require the following:
- DSLR with standard flash hot shoe *
- Fully charged battery
- Memory card
* Sony cameras use a proprietary flash shoe which requires an adapter for use with non-sony equipment.
- Studio Lighting 1: Lighting Fundamentals
- Studio Lighting 3: Lights, Camera, Headshots!
Studio Lighting 4: Dramatic Lighting Techniques
Studio Lighting 5: Speed Lights and the Location Studio
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Lighting Ratios & Classic Portrait Styles
Lighting ratios and classic portrait lighting styles such as rembrandt lighting, loop lighting and butterfly lighting are important lighting recipes for every portrait photographer to know. The second session in our studio lighting course aims to lay a foundation of traditional portrait styles before moving into more trendy styles later in the course.Details
Lights, Camera, Headshots!
Nearly every portrait photographer will find themselves needing to shoot some headshots at some point. The third class in our comprehensive studio lighting course focuses on creating highly polished, professional headshot portraits using 3 lights and a reflector.Details
Dramatic Lighting Combinations
Some photographers will end up using a dozen or more separate lights in completely unorthodox ways to produce the most exciting and dramatic portraits. The fourth class in our complete studio lighting course will get you thinking entirely outside the box of minimalist lighting and building incredibly complex lighting recipes you never thought of.Details
Speedlights & The Location Studio
Sometimes you need to set up a speed light studio out on location such as a wedding venue or corporate office. Perhaps you need to shoot outdoors with no power source and blend ambient lighting with your flash for natural looking fill light. Or maybe you need to shoot some real estate photography without lugging the big equipment around. This fifth class in our studio lighting course will help get you there.Details