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Studio Lighting Essentials for Portrait Photography

Studio Lighting Essentials for Portrait Photography is everything you need to get started in the world of Studio Lighting. This workshop was written and hosted by Mark Wallace. Mark is known for his easy to understand teaching style and ability to take concepts and put them into practical use.

This workshop is available for download now!
Price: $89USD
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The digital download is packed with content. Topics include:

  • Direction of light
  • Understanding shadows
  • Properties of light
  • Equipment Essentials
  • Light modifiers, grip and expendables
  • Understanding the 3-light setup
  • Metering techniques
  • Color theory
  • Setting your white balance
  • Color management and calibration

The DVD includes over 20 lighting setups. Mark walks you through each lighting setup and then shows you the results from his camera. Setups include:

  • Simple headshots
  • Fashion
  • Glamour
  • Beauty
  • Portraits
  • Lighting for high contrast black and white
  • One-light setups for small studios
  • Advanced setups for large studios

Bonus Content:

  • Using the X-Rite Color Checker Passport to get perfectly calibrated color – every time.
  • Dragging the shutter
  • Understanding flash duration and refresh rates

Lighting for Black and White Photography

In this episode, Mark explains how to best light a subject for black and white photography and get dramatic results. Learn how adjusting the position of light can change contrast in relation to the subject. Mark walks you through studio exercises to fully illustrate the relationship of shape and color.

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Posing Models

Communicating with your model or subject is key to getting the shots you want.

In this episode, Mark gives you five tips for helping the model hit the right poses. The best way to get the right poses, however, is to hire a professional model!

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Using Hard Light for Portraits

In this episode, Mark debunks the myth that hard light can’t be used for beautiful portraits.

The key is positioning the light properly and watching the shadows. Using strobes with no modifier or just a basic reflector can deliver some amazing results.

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