Intro and Who This Class is For

 

Picture Perfect Lighting

 

Lesson Info

Intro and Who This Class is For

You know what this class is for? The people that are sitting in their home, so they're they're pushing themselves and they have careers and have families to feed, and they have all these things, and andi, I don't really believe that lighting posting these two subjects, of course business composition, everything comes together as a package, but the lighting part it's, where photography is all about lighting is the you know that the reason why we do pictures this way do lighting but lighting so the most complicated subject I've ever seen that people have the hardest time with it it's between posting on lighting I don't know which one is worse, but lighting is because of this technology that keeps coming out people just keep thinking lighting they associate lighting with technology or lighting with new new whatever the newest and cool this light, this or the coolest light mortar fires are on. At the end of the day, we'll get confused about what are all these four when I am, I really going...

to need them? Can I carry all this stuff with me? I can't afford any of this stuff because it's super expensive, so I remember being super frustrated for the majority of my career not know still now, but a little less now, and I remember thinking if I could create the ultimate lighting class the class that would answer all my questions I mean most of them is impossible toe all of them but that class that we just answer all of my questions what class would that be and that's how I designed this course this course is for those guys that have headaches are having pains in their heads about confusion on they're just saying this is ridiculous I can't I can't I can't do what these people do um this class is for you this class is also for you if you're realistic about things, I'm going to go over how to do lighting without any assistance without any equipment andi I'm goingto optimize the quality of the photographs with that setup but that's never going to compare toe or it's not going to be the same as when you have multiple setups or you have two assistants or one assistant people ask me all the time how many asses is that? You bring out a wedding like fifty and I said no I don't know why people think that I have this crazy set up on I don't deal with any problems I deal with the same crazy situations I should portrait I should fashion I should weddings when it is not even the majority of my business anymore it's ah it's a pretty divided up business that I have in terms of the disciplines of photography this class is not just for it's not at all for people who are wearing white dresses and tuxedoes this's for lighting the human face, lighting the body, understanding how to make people look their best with light how do you make a person with a round face look less round or with a very banana face? Look less banana? You know, like it's for it's, for the type of is for people who want lighting that when you see the photo, the person the subject's kind of pops out of the paper pops out of the screen like it's just gorgeous on to me that requires and this is the key to this entire course. Ah lot off finessing little tiny micro movements ofthe light on understanding lighting. Well, the good news about living is that lighting is not hard at all because it's it abides by the same loss, right? Light never changes. Posting is really complicated. Boasting can't be anything but lighting never changes. So once you understand those tiny little principles, everything is good to go. You just fair game it's like german german never changes the grammar you. Once you learned grammar in german, you just start throwing words out and you're speaking german, you know, but you try that with english and you learned like, for example, the word stomach is supposed to be stomach but somehow americans call its stomach and then just like why? Because it's a new rule. So in english you learn the rules and then you learn the first ten thousand exceptions to that rule. Very frustrating. I also think this class is for people who want to spice up their photography. I consider lighting like the hot us off the hot us off photography. It is your spice. Imagine if I gave you this is like a thing I grew up with in mexico. You buy corn on the street, you know the corn. You put the salt in the chili, okay, imagine I put a corn in front of you. It looks like a corn. It smells like a corn. It is a corn, but it's got until hot sauce to it that's a sin it's a bad thing on I think we went to create corn. You can't help, but just when I like destroy it in your mouth is that makes sense you don't want to do is look at it. You want to just be like this is all right. This is what we want. Um if you everyone had to make anything tastes better, you just put hot sauce. I need any photography if you ever wanna make something look better, I'd put more attention to light you know I make sure that your life is your hot sauce to your photography that's the best way to remember that so for that reason I wanted to give you guys something let me see here a sec hot sauce is for everybody okay you guys get this will remind you of this class on you will remember that whenever you start whenever you start to feel lazy about your lighting you remember the hot sauce were given to you a creative life we thought your lighting your liking hot sauce in your photography okay so you're getting the oh brother that's hot way there's that one on dh what else do we need him anymore what are you gonna do to your lighting your going to spice it up what are you gonna do when you feel lazy you're going to spice it up what are you gonna do when you feel like you don't have time to light up anything you're gonna find time and spice it up what do you do when you say you can't afford the gear you're going to find money you're going to spice it up one more how many more do we need one one one for the internet one for the internet to spice it up you don't forget that that's for you have a narrow my favorite you got joshua you get jalapeno pepper sauce organic this is if I paid an extra dollar for that one, okay. Um, I want you to remember that throughout his three days, it is the hot sauce that we're after. Okay, if if there were pictures, have hot sauce, you got it.

Class Description


Don’t rely on Photoshop tricks to make your portraits pop – learn how to use light to capture the moment in a camera. In Picture Perfect Lighting, Roberto Valenzuela will teach you how to make the magic happen with on-camera, off-camera, and natural light.

Roberto is a photographer and educator committed to helping other photographers overcome roadblocks and produce their best work. In this class, he’ll teach you how to achieve perfect lighting in your portraits without always relying on bulky and expensive modifiers. 

You’ll learn:
  • How to handle Speedlites
  • The best way to use natural light
  • Studio lighting techniques
Roberto will demystify lighting and help you become a more confident practitioner of your craft. You’ll learn to embrace lighting as a source of creativity and expression, rather than a source of fear.

In Picture Perfect Lighting, Roberto will help you reduce the time you spend retouching in Photoshop so you can focus on what is really fun about photography: taking pictures. You’ll develop a better understanding of the principles behind photography lighting and learn about the gear that will make your work more beautiful – without weighing you down.

If your unedited images could use a little boost, don’t miss your chance to learn how create Picture Perfect Lighting with Roberto Valenzuela.

Lessons

1Intro and Who This Class is For 23 Groups for All Lighting Scenarios 3My Progress in Lighting 4Analyzing Circumstantial Lighting 5Circumstantial Lighting Q & A 6Using a Reflector the Right Way 75 Behaviors of Light: Overview and Angle 85 Behaviors of Light: Inverse Square Law of Light 95 Behaviors of Light: Relative Size 105 Behaviors of Light: Relative Size Continued 115 Behaviors of Light: Color 125 Behaviors of Light: Reflective Surfaces 135 Behaviors of Light: Q & A 14Location SWOT Analysis and 10 Things to Look For 15Location SWOT Analysis: Examples and Exercises 16Overview Q & A 1Speedlites: The Basics and TTL 2Speedlites: Manual Flash 3Speedlites: Zoom Flash 4Speedlites: Zoom and Rotating Flash Head and Reflectors 5Speedlites: First Curtain vs. Second Curtain Sync 6Speedlites: High Speed Sync 7Speedlites: Optical vs. Radio Systems 8Speedlites: Groups and Channels 9Location Lighting Upgrade Examples 10Indoor Lighting: Building on Ambient Light 11Outdoor Lighting : Speedlights in Direct Sunlight 12Outdoor Lighting: Using Speedlites in Shade 13Outdoor Lighting: Romantic Look and Patterns with Speedlites 14Indoor Lighting: Creating a Window with Strobes and a Curtain 15Indoor Lighting: Moody Light with Speedlites and Gels 16Indoor Lighting: Reflective Surfaces 17Indoor Lighting: Shooting Against a Window 18Indoor Lighting: Adding a Reference Point and Ambience 19Indoor Lighting: Shooting into a Mirror and Creating Separation 1Why You Need to Learn to Get it Right In Camera 2Location Photo Review and Analysis 3Intro to Reception Lighting SWOT Analysis 4Reception Lighting Setup 5Image Critique: Lighting Problems and Solutions 6Don't Limit Yourself As A Photographer

Reviews

EDUARDO LLERANDI
 

I can say enough about this class, the best class ever I've seen about lighting. Roberto Valenzuela, as a professional photographer and artist is the best also as a teacher. If you are beginner, enthusiastic, o professional photographer and want to craft and master lighting for ever and ever, please buy this class. Thanks Creative Live for the opportunity of been part of this. Roberto you are the best. "Eres el Mejor Amigo, Gracias"