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High Impact, Low Fuss Lighting

with Lindsay Adler

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    01:55
  •   02 Selecting Light Modifiers

    16:52

Class duration: 2h 28m

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About The Class

basic gear for beautiful shots.

Ready to capture gorgeously-lit images without expensive gear or complicated lighting setups? Join portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler for an exploration of high impact, low-fuss lighting.

In this course, you’ll learn how to achieve a wide variety of visual styles using basic zoom reflectors, a beauty dish, and a soft box. You’ll explore dozens of possibilities for setups that require three or fewer lights. This one-of-a-kind learning experience will give you the tools you need to create dynamic, beautifully lit images -- without investing in crazy modifiers or breaking the bank buying multiple strobes.

Lindsay will be using Profoto gear during this class.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:55
  2. 02

    Selecting Light Modifiers

    16:52
  3. 03

    Shoot: Beauty Dish with Female Model

    10:11
  4. 04

    Shoot: Beauty Dish with Male Model

    23:14
  5. 05

    Shoot: Film Noir Style with Female Model

    30:22
  6. 06

    Q&A

    03:14
  7. 07

    High Key Lighting Part 1

    27:40
  8. 08

    High Key Lighting Part 2

    06:07
  9. 09

    Q&A: High Key Lighting

    08:27
  10. 10

    Photography Style Experiment

    20:01

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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  • joanne duncan

    joanne duncan

    January 2019

    I got so much out of this workshop! so many wow moments. the set up with the light behind the model, was just wow wow wow, and the fun bit at the end just sealed it, thankyou so much!!!

  • Patricia Solano

    Patricia Solano

    December 2014

    This is about the 5th class I've watched of Lindsey. As a teacher myself, I am impressed with how great an instructor she is….she has a way of explaining a concept in a manner that the less techie person can understand. I love how she uses water as an analogy to light. I'm a retired Spanish teacher and one of my favorite stories is Isabel Allende's "La Luz es com el ague" (Light is like water). Bravo, Lindsey! Looking forward to watching even more of your videos.

  • Creativelive Student

    September 2015

    Got to say, I wish I had come across CreativeLive when I was first was starting out! I love the way Lindsay teaches, direct to the point and she uses a good terminology to help explain things. Even after years of shooting, I have learnt a tone of things from Lindsay. Thank you!x

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