[news]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. [/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 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.

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
  • 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


[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
[/tab] [tab]Studio Lighting 3: Lights, Camera, Headshots!
Studio Lighting 4: Dramatic Lighting Techniques
Studio Lighting 5: Speed Lights and the Location Studio[/tab]


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