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Creative Studio Lighting

with Lindsay Adler

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  •   01 Introduction to Studio Lights and Modifiers

    33:07
  •   02 Understanding Direction and Distance

    28:42

Class duration: 4h 47m

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About The Class

studio lighting basics.

Creative Studio Lighting is part of our special bundle Lighting Toolkit.

Join award-winning photographer Lindsay Adler for an introduction to the essentials of creating high-impact studio lighting with minimal fuss or expense.

Drawing on years of experience, Lindsay will introduce you to the basics of studio lighting and give you strategies to apply these basics in creative ways. Along the way, you’ll explore unusual light modifiers, crafty ways for working with limited gear, tips for ensuring that light is flattering, and more!

This course will inspire anyone ready to take their work to the next level, whether you’re a veteran photographer or just starting out.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Studio Lights and Modifiers

    33:07
  2. 02

    Understanding Direction and Distance

    28:42
  3. 03

    One Light Setup

    18:27
  4. 04

    Three Light Setup

    23:11
  5. 05

    High-Key Setup

    14:10
  6. 06

    Silhouette on White Seamless

    26:55
  7. 07

    Snoots and Gels

    35:45
  8. 08

    Sideways Clamshell Lighting

    22:31
  9. 09

    Bare Bulbs and V-Flats

    19:44
  10. 10

    Seven Light Setup

    27:19
  11. 11

    Dramatic Portrait Lighting

    19:34
  12. 12

    Blacklights and UV Powder

    17:58

Meet Your Expert

Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer, educator, and Canon Explorer of Light. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Noise, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events.  ... read more

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  • Justin Tui

    February 2018

    This is my second course purchase from Creative Live amd im a short way in but already love it. Lindsay Adlers style of teaching is easy going and simple to follow along with. Her personal work is amazing too so i feel confident that im getting knowledge from a trustable source. Im definitely going to continue to invest in more content from Creative Live and I rock the podcast everytime a new ep comes out.

  • Creativelive Student

    August 2014

    I love watching Lindsay work, she teaches with ease as if it were a one on one session. Would love to assist her or at least attend one of her workshops soon. This course was very helpful as well as opening my eyes to a few things that were always there, but just able to see them, thank you Lindsay

  • Tracy Whiteside

    August 2017

    Only 1/2 way through but I knew in the first module that Lindsay Adler is the best instructor!! So easy to understand, great demonstrations, LOVE HER!!!

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