[news]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.[/news]

[info]This class includes access to a dedicated head shots lighting section on our exclusive REDred Photo ONLINE Student Forum. There, you’ll find detailed course notes, lighting diagrams, equipment suggestions, discounts on studio rental, and more. [/info]

Class Format

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.

Class Summary

The fourth class in our lighting program breaks out of the traditional minimalist box to make use of numerous lights for modern and dramatic portrait lighting styles. We’ll employ low-key lighting for dark and moody effects as well as high-key lighting for bright, exciting styles. We’ll make extensive use of color gels, grids, snoots, and anything else we have laying around the studio to create some rather extreme looking results.

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.

What’s Included?


  • 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
  • Low-Key and High-Key lighting effects
  • Breaking out of the minimalist box
  • Pitfalls of working with so many lighting sources
  • Combining different types of lighting sources
  • Working with color gels, grids, snoots
  • Making your own modifiers to get the look you’re shooting for


[news]2-Part Class, 6 Hours TotalSee dates for this class in our registration system.
$159 per person


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[tab]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.

[/tab] [tab]Studio Lighting 1: Introduction
Studio Lighting 2: Lighting Ratios and Classic Portraits
Studio Lighting 3: Lights, Camera, Headshots!
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Studio Lighting 5: Speed Lights and the Location Studio[/tab]


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