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Chapter 5 Introduction


Lighting 201


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Chapter 5 Introduction

Welcome to chapter five this would be a good time to give yourselves a little pat on the back there I'm gonna do it again just for good measure now we've gotten through the crux of lighting to one we've covered all the meat and potatoes from here on out. I like that kind of saying covered the meeting tales with gravy maybe, but from here on now it's all about learning toe better visualize your scenes to be able to see what a scene could potentially become by modifying your camera settings as well as the lighting and then in chapter six, we go further to help refine further you're lighting skills to get a better overall image so it's gonna be really fun? We're gonna be showing you a lot of different things. This chapter is all about seeing like an artist, but thinking like a camera it's all about approaching a scene be able to see it for its potential and then being able to understand how to get there or howto work your way into that look by thinking like your camera, so we're going to ...

start us off with fog plus flash plus grid equals dramatic awesomeness we're going to show you how simple things like camera changes to exposure, adding light and introducing fog and was seen could really create amazing overall effects we're gonna talk about b y o l I'll tell you what that means in just a little bit. You have to watch the video to find out the three lights set up the on ly requires one light by then most of us would be at least okay, so we're gonna talk about how essentially we can approach outdoor scenes with one single lady s still be able to achieve a three light look in that scene we wouldn't talk about. What about the film light? What does that mean? Well, we haven't really talked a whole lot about using, you know, fill lights because there's basically already a built in feel like toe every single scene, and we're gonna discuss using that and then we get the lighting three oh one, then, of course, we'll introduce multi light setups where we actually set up our own fill light, but for now, let's use the fill light that already exists. Backlight plus gobo plus fog equals magic. If you don't know what that means, then, well, you just gotta look visualizing light and color ships again, being able to see or be able to predict what is seen is going to look like by kind of visualizing that light shift or the white balance shift if you were too cool or toe warm something in camera. Mixing ambient plus gobo with nash, this is another kind of balancing type set up. We're going to take you back to that fine art boudoir scene and show you another really great image by balancing our ambient with our gobo and using flash as our main light. We're gonna talk about how better light can again change everything, how you can look at a scene and how basically the scene can look really drab and dreary. But how better like and turn that boring scene and something really quite awesome. Now I'm going through this entire chapter, I want you all to be constantly reminding yourself this is all about visualization, meaning I want you all to be able to come out of this thinking what would happen to a scene or be able to predict in your mind what would happen to have seen if I were to adjust my camera exposure darker or lighter. If I were to add more or less flash or change the quality of that light, be ableto visualize and predict to be able to think like your camera, yet being able to interpret a scene like an artist to get to exactly the result that you want, all right, let's, go ahead and get started.

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.


1Chapter 1 Introduction
2Welcome to Lighting 201!
3OCF = Anytime/Anyplace
4Chapter 2 Introduction
5Wired, Infrared or Radio?
6“Pocket, Medium, Full Strobe?”
7Our 3 Favorite Flashes “Pocket Strobes”
84 More Flashes “Pocket Strobes” Worth Looking At
9Our 2 Favorite Medium Strobes
10Understanding Radios Part I: Channels & Groups
11Our 2 Favorite Radio Triggers
125 Simple Steps to Trouble Shooting Radios/OCFs
13Fantastic ND Filters at Any Price Range
14Our Favorite “Sticks”
15Our Favorite Ultra-Portable OCF Light Modifiers
1612 Mounting and Must-Have Lighting Accessories
17Gear Setup - Setting Up a Light Stand or “Stick”
18Gear Setup - Setting Up a Monopod Light or “Boom Stick”
19Gear Setup - Setting Up a “Medium Boom Stick”
20Gear Setup - Setting Up a Manual Flash “Big Boom Stick”
21Gear Setup - Setting Up a Full Feature Flash “Big Boom Stick”
22Chapter 3 Introduction
238 Steps to Perfecting Each Scene & Image When Using OCF
24Over Powering the Sun - Part I
25Over Powering the Sun - Part II
26Slow Down! Watch the Details
27More Power Without The Power
28Adding to Existing Light - Part I
29Bare Bulbing with Large Groups
30Back Lighting to Create Interest
31Getting Crazy with the “Whip Pan”
32Chapter 4 Introduction
33The Flash Modifier You Already Own
34The Oh-So Powerful Umbrella
35Large Group Shots with an Umbrella
36Exposure Balancing via Lightroom
37Portable Softboxes - Westcott Apollo
38More Light Control, Just Grid It!
39Dusk + Modified Pocket Strobes
40More Power? Medium Strobes FTW!
41Perfect It In-Camera. Then Photoshop
42Adding to Existing Light - Part II
43Adding or Enhancing Light Direction
44Our Ideal Group Lighting Technique
45Incorporating Flares with Flash
46Cutting Light, Grids and GOBOs
47Chapter 5 Introduction
48Fog + Flash + Grid = Dramatic Change
49BYOL! The 3-Light Setup That Only Requires One Light!
50What About the Fill Light?
51Backlight + GOBO + Fog = Magic
52Drawing Attention via Light Shaping
53Visualizing Lights & Color Shifts
54Mixing Ambient + Gobo w/ Flash
55Better Light Can Change Everything!
56Chapter 6 Introduction
57Subtle Refinement = Massive Difference
58Great Light Changes Everything! Part II
59Manually Triggered RCS + Shutter Drag
60The Right Power for Each Scene
61Dodging and Burning via Light In-Camera
62Subtle Light for Natural Portraits
63Light Modification & Simple Compositing
64Expanding Your Photographic Vision