Each 2-part class in our studio lighting course includes an interactive demo session and an exciting, hands-on lighting lab session, plus access to our exclusive online course notes, lighting diagrams, and discussion and critique forums.
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
- Access to our exclusive online content including course notes, lighting diagrams, and student forums
- 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