Get ready to master the 3-light setup with Mark Wallace! In this episode of Mark Wallace: LIVE, Mark teaches the basics of a 3-light setup that includes the key light, fill light, and kicker light. He builds the setup one light at a time so you can see how each one impacts the photograph. Then, Mark shows you different ways to modify the setup with reflectors, grids and additional lights, and even shows the 3-light setup using speedlights. During the entire workshop, Mark teaches you how to meter for proper exposure and ratios with his Sekonic lightmeter.
This workshop is more than 3 hours of information that is great for beginners and pros alike, as it teaches great techniques for lighting portraits.
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Here are a few screenshots from the video.
By looking at shadows, you’ll learn to position your lights.
Mark shows different metering techniques throughout the workshop.
Our model – Sam Kozuch!
You’ll learn different ways of triggering your strobes and speedlights.
Mark uses an umbrella to soften the light.
You’ll see Mark’s live results, like this comparison of the light without and with the umbrella.
The third light is added to the setup.
Mark talks about placement of light and how to avoid lens flare.
An example of adjusting the kicker light so it’s not too bright.
Mark demonstrates other light modifiers, like this snoot.
In this workshop, Mark uses grids to restrict the light.
Stunt pig drops in for a demo on how to get a solid white background in your photos.
An example of a white background while still having detail in your subject.
We switch to speedlights to show a different type of 3-light setup.
Left photo is speedlight on camera, right photo is a 3-light setup.
Mark builds a “superhero” look with two lights as kickers.
Mark meters the light hitting the back of Sam’s head.
The work-in-progress superhero photo.