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Lighting 201

Lesson 32 of 64

Chapter 4 Introduction


Lighting 201

Lesson 32 of 64

Chapter 4 Introduction


Lesson Info

Chapter 4 Introduction

Welcome to chapter four and I'm feeling good to saturday. I got my hair. Did my eyebrows threaded? I've got to keep these bushy mothers under control. Otherwise they just get all crazy. I got a new shirt on, I'm a white shirt. Okay? So let's, jump in to jenna for now, chatter for is all about off camera, modified pocket and medium strobe techniques. So we're going to be introducing medium strobes like the bold b b twenty two or basically it's well, it's counterparts to go docks and so forth and also full feature medium strobes like the profile toby to that we have down there, we're going to talk about basically several different techniques. So basically, chapter three was all about building bearable techniques. Chapter four is all about building modified pocket strobe techniques or off camera modified pakistan techniques. Chapter five. So basically, once we get to five and six it's all about seeing liken artist thinking like your camera and about analyzing and refining your scenes so t...

hese two things is really going to build all the tech needs, the additional things that we'll be showing you, we're going to start out with the flash modifier that you already own. Now that's basically how we're going to show you how using scrims and reflectors and so forth what you already saw him lighting one on one but we're gonna be doing at this time with off camera flash and with screams we could do some really cool stuff we're gonna demonstrate the oh so powerful umbrella not only for a couple session but also for a large group shots we're gonna take that previous group shot we're gonna improve upon that technique and they're going to show you our favorite technique even later on we're going to exposure balancing via light room with that group shot just to demonstrate how we would go about actually fixing an evening you know, on exposure four large group shots were to get into portable soft boxes were going to talk through the west apollo siri's, which is an amazing siri's of soft boxes that operate like umbrellas that we gonna show you on shoot now and we're talking about how basically if you need more like control, you can simply grid you're off camera lights were going backto lighting one won, but this time our grids are getting larger here in lighting two one and we're building it using off camera flash instead of on camera flash we're gonna go in a dusk with modified a pocket strobes these airs this kind of one those ideal situations for pocket strobes is that like dusk hour and then when we need more power, we're going to introduce our medium strobes so more power, medium strobes f t w means for the win that's like a little gaming term. All right, we're gonna go into perfecting it in camera and in photo shop, so basically we're talking about is how you can really do a lot of the alight shaping in camera, getting it almost flawless in camera to the point where it's just nearly perfect and then doing whatever you need. Additionally, on top of that inside a photo shop but first perfecting in camera want to go into adding to existing light. This is part two we're going to basically demonstrate again with modified flash, how we would add to existing light to really give a scene a little bit of extra room next we moved to adding or enhancing light direction were to jump into our ideal group lighting techniques, and we're going to do incorporating flashes with flares or flares with flashes either way. But it's a really cool technique where you can really be balance out hone those balancing skills while using an ambient light flare along with your flash to get really cool results, and then finally we're gonna end of the chapter with cutting light with grids and using go bows to create really fantastic effects all right, so let's dive into chapter four

Class Description

Lighting 201 builds on 101’s foundational tips on simple, effective exposure techniques. Lighting 201 comprises 10 hours of education on advanced, off-camera flash lighting over nearly 20 different shoots. You will learn just how much can be achieved with just one inexpensive off-camera light source.

In this course, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge give you tips on how to:

  • Use light manipulation to turn extreme lighting situations like midday sun or the night sky into stunning background imagery for portraiture.
  • Develop a sense of placement strategy in shoots with complex lighting and limited, portable gear
  • Composite images in post-production to achieve the best possible light
Lighting 201 will also help you develop fluency in using the right light modifiers for the job, whether they be speed-lights, strobes or main-lights. 201 also features an in-depth exploration of the mechanics of professional lighting gear and step-by-step walkthroughs of the gear setup for each shoot. Graduate to the next level of exposure mastery with Lighting 201 with Pye Jirsa.


  1. Chapter 1 Introduction
  2. Welcome to Lighting 201!
  3. OCF = Anytime/Anyplace
  4. Chapter 2 Introduction
  5. Wired, Infrared or Radio?
  6. “Pocket, Medium, Full Strobe?”
  7. Our 3 Favorite Flashes “Pocket Strobes”
  8. 4 More Flashes “Pocket Strobes” Worth Looking At
  9. Our 2 Favorite Medium Strobes
  10. Understanding Radios Part I: Channels & Groups
  11. Our 2 Favorite Radio Triggers
  12. 5 Simple Steps to Trouble Shooting Radios/OCFs
  13. Fantastic ND Filters at Any Price Range
  14. Our Favorite “Sticks”
  15. Our Favorite Ultra-Portable OCF Light Modifiers
  16. 12 Mounting and Must-Have Lighting Accessories
  17. Gear Setup - Setting Up a Light Stand or “Stick”
  18. Gear Setup - Setting Up a Monopod Light or “Boom Stick”
  19. Gear Setup - Setting Up a “Medium Boom Stick”
  20. Gear Setup - Setting Up a Manual Flash “Big Boom Stick”
  21. Gear Setup - Setting Up a Full Feature Flash “Big Boom Stick”
  22. Chapter 3 Introduction
  23. 8 Steps to Perfecting Each Scene & Image When Using OCF
  24. Over Powering the Sun - Part I
  25. Over Powering the Sun - Part II
  26. Slow Down! Watch the Details
  27. More Power Without The Power
  28. Adding to Existing Light - Part I
  29. Bare Bulbing with Large Groups
  30. Back Lighting to Create Interest
  31. Getting Crazy with the “Whip Pan”
  32. Chapter 4 Introduction
  33. The Flash Modifier You Already Own
  34. The Oh-So Powerful Umbrella
  35. Large Group Shots with an Umbrella
  36. Exposure Balancing via Lightroom
  37. Portable Softboxes - Westcott Apollo
  38. More Light Control, Just Grid It!
  39. Dusk + Modified Pocket Strobes
  40. More Power? Medium Strobes FTW!
  41. Perfect It In-Camera. Then Photoshop
  42. Adding to Existing Light - Part II
  43. Adding or Enhancing Light Direction
  44. Our Ideal Group Lighting Technique
  45. Incorporating Flares with Flash
  46. Cutting Light, Grids and GOBOs
  47. Chapter 5 Introduction
  48. Fog + Flash + Grid = Dramatic Change
  49. BYOL! The 3-Light Setup That Only Requires One Light!
  50. What About the Fill Light?
  51. Backlight + GOBO + Fog = Magic
  52. Drawing Attention via Light Shaping
  53. Visualizing Lights & Color Shifts
  54. Mixing Ambient + Gobo w/ Flash
  55. Better Light Can Change Everything!
  56. Chapter 6 Introduction
  57. Subtle Refinement = Massive Difference
  58. Great Light Changes Everything! Part II
  59. Manually Triggered RCS + Shutter Drag
  60. The Right Power for Each Scene
  61. Dodging and Burning via Light In-Camera
  62. Subtle Light for Natural Portraits
  63. Light Modification & Simple Compositing
  64. Expanding Your Photographic Vision



Pye is a god. His teaching style is really engaging, breaking down everything you could want to know about each example in a fun yet detailed manner. The course is absolutely jam-packed full of great information and fantastic inspiration. This course, as well as Lighting 101, give not only a perfect foundation for anybody learning about flash from scratch, but also have more than enough tips and advanced techniques in them to help experienced flash users seriously up their game. Cannot recommend it enough.

Lê Tiến Đạt

I'd like to say thank you to SLR Lougne, Creativelive and especially Pye for creating this wonderful Lighting series. Pye has a great sense of humor and he is also a great teacher. He expains everything in tiny details. I love his creativity, all the tips and dedication. Recommended!

Karen Ruet

I'm watching this live and am seriously considering buying this course. I really like the examples and all the information. Pye is super generous and easy to listen to. I also appreciate the talk about gear and am happy that Pye is giving us options for different price ranges. Thank you, Creative Live.

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