Hack Your Light
with Chuck Arlund
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01 9:00 am - Lighting Basics & High Light Portraits26:10
Class duration: 4h 45mSee all 14 lessons
About The Class
Hack Your Light is part of our special week-long event Lighting Toolkit.
Join award-winning photographer Chuck Arlund for an introduction to innovative lighting methods that result in breathtaking, dynamic images.
Chuck’s methods will enrich the work of a wide variety of photographers, whether you’re a natural light photographer trying to incorporate off camera lighting into your work, a studio photographer wanting to work on location, or a beginner looking to take your work to the next level.
As Chuck guides you through ways to make a photograph you’ve mentally envisioned into a reality, he’ll give you the confidence you need to fearlessly approach approach lighting not as an exact science, but as an art.
9:00 am - Lighting Basics & High Light Portraits26:10
White into Black19:31
Making a Window13:51
What Makes a Fashion Portrait?16:00
Fashion Portrait Part 118:42
Fashion Portrait Part 224:00
DIY Lighting Modifiers19:39
Shoot: Band Part 144:20
Shoot: Band Part 215:12
Thanks + Credits02:31
Reverse Engineering Part 115:59
Reverse Engineering Part 241:33
Chuck Arlund is a photographer
66% of students recommend this class.
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I just watched the rebroadcast of Hack Your Light with Chuck Arlund and at first wondered if I would get anything out of the class as he seemed ADD (he warns you he's scattered and a "blond"...LOL) but I stuck with class and by the end was sad it was over. I have a few years experience in photography so I could perhaps understand what he was teaching better than a true beginner. He gave some fabulous points and even demonstrated how you could overpower the sun with one speedlight something I've only seen others do with a strobe or multiple speedlights. He took some awesome pictures without thousands of dollars in camera and lighting equipment. He explained the difference between the portrait and the fashion look. He showed you could potentially go above your camera sync and still get a decently exposed pictured without high speed sync. Best of all he reminded me of the principles that it's the photographer not the camera/equipment that makes the difference, it's all about the light and most of all photography should be FUN! This was one of the most awesome demonstrations of lighting. I would love take a workshop from Mr. Arlund as he is obviously very talented and passionate about photography and knows his subject even is his explanations aren't practiced. Some found him frustrating; I found him refreshing. If you like experimental you will probably appreciate Chuck Arlund.
I have been a pro photographer for 30 years, and I loved watching Chuck and even learned quite a few things. He is creative and enthusiastic, and reminds you to think outside the box and get back to the enthusiasm you had when you first picked up your camera. He certainly knows what he is doing, and he has fun doing it...
Just watched the free preview class and he seems like a genuinely sweet guy and knowledgable, but not geared for teaching...didn't take long to see that. Hard to pay attention when you're wondering if the instructor is stoned. But he's the only instructor I haven't liked on Creative Live.
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