master the basics of lighting With gear you already own
Flash photography is easily on of the most intimidating subjects to conquer, no matter what experience you have as a photographer. Lighting 101 was designed to help you break down and fully comprehend the basics of lighting, giving you a solid foundation
Every image in this workshop was created
with ONE on-camera Flash!
Amazing imagery doesn't always mean expensive gear. We want to help you create professional looking images with just one on-camera flash and basic light modifiers, making this the most accessible workshop on the market. Without light, there wouldn't be very much to photograph and we want to give you an in-depth understanding to help you master the art of lighting!
One light source, countless Opportunities
We take you behind the scenes on over 10 real-life shoots ranging from natural looking imagery (for portraits, family, etc.) and dramatic imagery (for fitness, fashion, etc.) so you'll leave this workshop ready to conquer the world of flash photography without any fear!
Learn how to create flattering light in Any Situation
It can be complicated to learn the basics of lighting with so many rules, theories, and laws, but we'll break down the fundamentals to guide you in any indoor or outdoor scene! Learn about common light patterns, subject positions relative to your light source, light qualities and so much more!
The world of lighting is so vast and this is just the beginning, which is why we created Lighting 201 for understanding off-camera flash basics!
take full control of your flash & achieve Dramatic Effects
The reason flash photography is so intimidating is mainly due to the lack of understanding when faced with difficult lighting conditions. We've made complex subjects simple to understand with a step-by-step break down of how to achieve each of these techniques!
Direct Flash done right
There are so many rules online that discourage the use of direct flash for portraits and event photography, but we're here to debunk that myth! This course we will teach you a variety of ways it can work in your favor to produce stunning images with a high-quality feel.
Creative white balance
Get comfortable with altering your in-camera White Balance and using different colored gels to achieve the look you desire! Matching the color of your flash to the ambient light in a scene is a considered to be corrective color adjustment, but we will show you how to get creative with gels by using opposing colors to create a unique look!
Freeze motion with flash
Ever want to stop time? Prove to your clients that you are a true magician by using your flash to freeze your subjects while showcasing the motion in a scene. This technique is sure to impress any client due to the advanced caliber and finesse required to achieve this look.
Learn about our favorite gear recommendations & more!
If you are in the market to purchase new gear or are looking for the perfect starter kit for portrait photography lighting, look no further! Pye will share what's in his gear kit, his recommendations for various budgets, and how even the simplest light will work for you.
choose the right light for you
There is no such thing as one light being the best solution for every photographer in the world. The light you end up using will depend on your subject material, ambient light conditions, and so many other variables. We give you all the facts, some of our personal favorites, and all the options to help you make the best educated purchase on your next piece of lighting equipment.
how will you modify your light?
The lighting that we see in the finished products of movies and TV shows is highly modified to create a natural or dramatic appearance. We give you our absolute ride or die choices for Light Modifiers for any scene and every budget! Starting with simple 5-in-1 reflectors to on-camera softboxes, gels, grids, & more!
- Chapter 1 Intro
- Why Just One On-Camera Flash
- 5 Reasons to Use Flash
- Common Flash Myths
- What Makes Flash Challenging
- Chapter 2 Intro
- Flash-Strobe VS Ambient-Constant Light
- Flash VS Ambient Light Exposure
- Flash VS Ambient Demo
- Flash and Ambient Balancing For Natural Effect
- Flash and Ambient Balancing For Dramatic Effect
- Flash and Ambient Balancing For Creative Effect
- Understanding Flash Duration
- Chapter 3 Intro
- 5 Common Key Light Patterns
- 5 Common Key Light Patters w Diffusion + Fill
- 5 Common Secondary Light Patterns
- 3 Primary Subject Positions
- Light Qualities
- The Inverse Square Law
- Inverse Square Law In Practice
- Corrective White Balance
- Creative White Balance
- Chapter 4 Intro
- On Board VS Hot Shoe Flash
- Full Feature VS Manual Flashes
- TTL VS Manual Control
- TTL VS Manual Recycle Times
- Flash Power & Zoom
- HHS VS ND Filters
- FCS VS RCS
- Chapter 5 Intro
- 4 Tips When You Must Use Direct Flash
- Bare Bulbing Done Right
- Grid_Snoot + Direct Flash
- Mini Beauty + Direct Flash
- Ring + Direct Flash
- Understanding Modifiers
- Direct Flash + Shutter Flash
- Chapter 6 Intro
- Ambient vs Direct Flash vs Bounce Flash
- Silver Bounce
- More Light Silver
- Soft White Bounce
- Overhead Bounce
- Overhead Bounce + Fill
- Event Bounce
- Chapter 7 Intro
- Case Study 1 – Dramatic Sunset
- Case Study 2 – Desert Sunset
- Case Study 3 – Sinister Headshot
- Case Study 4 – Family Portrait
- Case Study 5 – Athlete Portraits
- Case Study 6 – Working Angles
- Case Study 7 – Drag + Composite
- Case Study 8 – Less Is More
- A Final Word From SLRLounge
- Favorite Feature Flashes
- Favorite Manual Flashes
- Favorite On Camera Flash Modifiers
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