Chapter 3 Intro | Transcription

We are moving on now to Chapter Three, which is awesome, because in Chapter Two we covered all about the basics of flash, which is great. Now, we understand a little bit of the gear. Now, I want you to understand the basics of lighting itself, because once we know the basics of flash, then the basics of lighting, we can get on to actually creating awesome images. Chapter Three’s all about understanding light. We’re going to start this off by basically discussing the kind of primary key light patterns.

We’re going to go into secondary lighting patterns, we’re also going to show the differences between non-diffused versus diffused key lighting patterns. We’re going to cover subject positioning in relation to where the light is coming from. We’re also going to discuss light qualities and how to change between soft versus hard, and diffused versus specular types of light. We’re going to move and talk about the Inverse Square Law, and I know this law is like so, we don’t want to learn this, but it’s really not that difficult.

We’re going to talk about how it works and then show you how it works in practice. Not only will you understand the math of it, you’ll actually understand the real world applications and principles, which is totally more important than the math. We’re going to get into, after that, corrective white balance versus creative white balance, and talk about the details in between.