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Sculpting with Hard and Soft Light

Erik Valind

Sculpting with Hard and Soft Light

Erik Valind

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Class Description

Would you like to expand your lighting repertoire beyond traditional portraits but don’t know where to start? Photographer and educator Erik Valind will teach you lighting techniques that you can use to sculpt curves and enhance features while photographing athletes.

In this intermediate class, Erik will show you how to:

  • Understand and use the tools necessary to shape light
  • Create dimensions and depth with light and angles
  • Use special effects to control contrast and atmosphere

You know how to shape light for portraiture work, but it’s time to expand your knowledge and learn to take images that don’t focus on the face. After this class, you’ll be able to control and shape light in ways you couldn’t have previously imagined.

Ratings and Reviews

Teddy Bear

I really enjoyed the light sculpting part which the explanation of the different types of modifiers and how he finally put it all together. Thanks you CreativeLive and Erik Valind for a nice and short class in light sculpting. Can someone refer another class that could be the next level of light from this call? @CreatLive @ Erik Valind or any students who seen this class and would like to share their knowledge on the next class? I'd appreciate it!

Shannon Ayres

He has good demeanor and there a few good tricks.

Travis Harvey

Good class, I like how he doesn't waste any time and moves through the course quickly, but covers the material needed.

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