In the second episode of Mark Wallace: LIVE, Mark takes an in-depth look at light. He explains shadows, effective size, direction of light and more while explaining how they impact your photography. Using both speedlights and studio strobes, Mark demonstrates how to get various looks with lights and light modifiers of all shapes and sizes. This workshop is over 3 hours of information that is great for beginners and intermediate shooters.
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Here are a few screenshots from the video.
Mark starts the show by describing light and how it creates shadows.
Our model catches on fire during a dramatization of the effective size of the sun.
An explanation of specular highlights – the reflection of the light source that you can see in things like eyes, glass, etc.
Shannon and Marissa join us again to take questions from the live viewers.
Mark gives a visual explanation of the Inverse Square Law and how it applies to working with lights.
This demo teaches you where to position your light in relation to your camera and subject.
You’ll learn the trick to getting rid of reflections in eyeglasses while shooting portraits.
The workshop moves right along into a thorough description of color temperature and getting the right white balance in your photos.
In response to a viewer question, Mark shows the easiest way to take a group picture on a solid white background.
Mark starts to describe different modifiers, including umbrellas.
Mark demonstrates the construction of a softbox.
Using the 4×6′ softbox, Mark demonstrates how the position of the light impacts your photo.
You’ll see Mark’s results right from his computer!
Using some supplies from an art store, Mark shows you how to build a bookend (also known as a V-flat).
Mark switches to speedlights to answer a view question about lens flare.
After shooting with the speedlights, Mark does some quick post-production in Lightroom.
The Rogue FlashBender is a great way to soften the light from a speedlight.
Mark shows off his favorite lighting tool – the grid.