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Chapter 4 Introduction


Lighting 101


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Chapter 4 Introduction

Welcome to chapter four and this is all going to be about mastering our gear because up until this point well, you also have a good understanding between strobe and constant light, and the difference is basically in how they expose differently in camera, we also covered understanding lighting in depth. We covered primary and secondary light positions, how to modify the soften or to create more speculative versus more diffused light and so forth. We even talked about how to modify your color temperature for corrective versus creative purposes. Now, at this point in getting in a champ report, we're approaching when we're going to start going into our actual shoots, but before we do that, we need to learn the actual gear. Okay, so chapter four is dedicated to actually mastering are flash gear. We need to learn how to use all the different functions between full feature and manual flashes and so forth. So for you gearheads, well, you're gonna absolutely love this chapter because it's all a...

bout this stuff and for those that hate your gear well, your loveliest chapter because it's so much better than having to read your manual. All right, so what do we talk about in chapter four? Well, we're talking about first onboard versus hot shoe flash we're going, then move into full feature versus manual, flashing basic differences between them at that point will be moving in a t t l vs manual, and it will be talking about tt l vs manual. In terms of recycled time, you learn a lot of interesting things about tl versus manual and why we prefer using manual mode whenever we're using flash. From there, we're gonna go into flash power. Zoom hss versus nd filters so high speed sync versus a neutral density filter. Well, then go into f c s or first curtains sinking versus rcs rear curtains thing, which we talk about a little bit earlier. So, without further ado, let jumpin to chapter four.

Class Description

Lighting 101 follows in Photography 101's footsteps. Photography 101 takes students up through Manual Mode mastery and provides a foundation in natural light techniques and modifications. Lighting 101 picks up by teaching all about flash and light modification. But, just like Photography 101, we want Lighting 101 to be the most accessible lighting course available. So we teach you everything about flash lighting, light modification, ambient to flash balance, lighting patterns, off-camera lighting and even multi-point off-camera light setups. But, what makes Lighting 101 truly special is that we do all of this with nothing but your on-camera hot shoe flash. Every image shown and created in this course was created with a DSLR and just a single on-camera hot shoe speed light. 


1Chapter 1 Introduction
2Why Just One On-Camera Flash
35 Reasons to Use Flash
4Common Flash Myths
5What Makes Flash Challenging?
6Chapter 2 Introduction
7Flash-Strobe vs. Ambient-Constant Light
8Flash vs. Ambient Light Exposure
9Flash vs. Ambient Demo
10Flash and Ambient Balancing for Natural Effect
11Flash and Ambient Balancing for Dramatic Effect
12Flash and Ambient Balancing for Creative Effect
13Understanding Flash Duration
14Chapter 3 Introduction
155 Common Key Light Patterns
165 Common Key Light Patterns w/ Diffusion & Fill
175 Common Secondary Light Patterns
183 Primary Subject Patterns
19Light Qualities
20The Inverse Square Law
21Inverse Square Law in Practice
22Corrective White Balance
23Creative White Balance
24Chapter 4 Introduction
25On Board vs. Hot Shoe Flash
26Full Feature vs. Manual Flashes
27TTL vs. Manual Control
28TTL vs. Manual Recycle Times
29Flash Power & Zoom
30HHS vs. ND Filters
31FCS vs. RCS
32Chapter 5 Introduction
334 Tips When You Must Use Direct Flash
34Bare Bulbing Done Right
35Grid Snoot + Direct Flash
36Mini Beauty + Direct Flash
37Ring + Direct Flash
38Understanding Modifiers
39Direct Flash + Shutter Flash
40Chapter 6 Introduction
41Ambient vs. Direct Flash vs. Bounce Flash
42Silver Bounce
43More Light Silver
44Soft White Bounce
45Overhead Bounce
46Overhead Bounce + Fill
47Event Bounce
48Chapter 7 Introduction
49Natural vs. Dramatic Light
50Filling and Refining Existing Light
51Coloring Light for Corrective Effect
52Coloring Light for Creative Effect
53Chapter 8 Introduction
54Case Study 1 - Dramatic Sunset
55Case Study 2 - Desert Sunset
56Case Study 3 - Sinister Headshot
57Case Study 4 - Family Portrait
58Case Study 5 - Athlete Portraits
59Case Study 6 - Working Angles
60Case Study 7 - Drag + Composite
61Case Study 8 - Less is More
62The Good Karma Jar
63Favorite Feature Flashes
64Favorite Manual Flashes
65Favorite On Camera Flash Modifiers