Shoot: Beauty Dish With Grid

Lesson 9 from: One-Light Portrait Photography

Dan Brouillette

Shoot: Beauty Dish With Grid

Lesson 9 from: One-Light Portrait Photography

Dan Brouillette

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9. Shoot: Beauty Dish With Grid

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Shoot: Beauty Dish With Grid

I wanna do one more thing with using this grid. What we're gonna do is, Joe, I'm gonna have you move back about two steps, and I'm gonna follow you, and I'm just gonna show you the difference with using this grid and not. So you will see a little bit of a shadow cast here. Take one step forward. And we're gonna light this pretty neutral, about 45 degrees around our little perimeter here, our lighting radius. We'll go back to F8. I think I hid the meter from ya, here we go. Should be ready to measure, boom. 12 1/2, gotta go down a stop and 1/3, oops. That might've done something funky. Eight, so what I wanna do, is I wanna shoot this just as is, the background will be a little bit gray, it might have a weird vignette on it due to the beauty dish. Looking right here, one, two, three. Yep, so essentially, it's the same light as what we had in the last shot but the background's catching a little light. Now I wanna take that grid off and show you what the real power of the grid is. So you'l...

Ratings and Reviews

Ryan Redmond

I have mixed feelings on this one. I would still recommend it because the theory and explanations are solid and he gave a wide array of examples that show you the incredibly broad spectrum of results you can get with a given light just by changing distance and position. Having that general understanding of the fundamentals will be very useful. I'm a little bummed that he's using thousands of dollars in lighting for something that felt like it was promoted as an introduction or fundamentals class. I am a hobbyist and I am using speedlight and small softbox or umbrella combos that cost under \$100, not 500 watt strobes in 60" softboxes or \$1500 strobe and beauty dish combos. It would have been nice to see some examples with more basic equipment. I know the concepts will scale with some practice though, so the class was certainly still valuable.

a Creativelive Student

Fantastic little course. I knew a lot of this stuff already but still learned a couple things, too. I love seeing how different photographers explain the same things and Dan was crystal clear and highly effective. Glad I bought this course.

Jeff

Brilliant course for beginners. Would like to have seen some comparative examples with slightly cheaper gear, but that is for the individual to experiment. The inverse square law theory of light was a great help to me.

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