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Introduction to Flash for Beauty Images

with Mike Hagen

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    03:37
  •   08 Shoot: Beauty Dish Lighting

    04:40

Class duration: 2h 43m

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About The Class

Use Your Flash to Create Eye-Catching Images

When your client requests a beautiful image to mimic a fashion look, you’ll need the lighting skills to take on the challenge. Join photographer Mike Hagen as he helps you grow your flash lighting toolkit to create that glamorous look. Mike will teach:

  • How to incorporate flash in order to create the mood
  • Using light shapers
  • Various modifiers like softboxes, reflectors and umbrellas

Learning to use flash allows you to control your environment and be more experimental with the images you create. Expand your portrait business and make your client happy by mastering your flash.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:37
  2. 02

    What Defines a Beauty Shot?

    05:41
  3. 03

    Cameras & Lighting Equipment

    20:05
  4. 04

    Flash Settings

    14:18
  5. 05

    Flash Modifiers

    08:32
  6. 06

    Lighting Styles

    05:05
  7. 07

    Shoot: Butterfly Lighting

    18:13
  8. 08

    Shoot: Beauty Dish Lighting

    04:40
  9. 09

    Shoot: With Umbrella

    29:20
  10. 10

    Shoot: With Reflectors

    14:36
  11. 11

    Shoot: With Reflectors & Softbox

    06:50
  12. 12

    Shoot: With Giant Soft Box

    07:17
  13. 13

    Portrait Post Processing With Lightroom®

    25:22

Meet Your Expert

Mike Hagen

Mike Hagen is a professional photographer, author, and workshop leader. He's taught hundreds of workshops and thousands of students over the years on just about all photo topics including camera gear, studio lighting, Photoshop®, Lightroom®, landscape, travel, and digital workflow. ... read more

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  • pdf Beauty Images Lighting Diagrams
  • pdf Gear List for $100 Budget
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  • pdf Gear List for $1000 Budget

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Suzie

    April 2018

    Practical, informative, affordable instruction that’s easy to understand and leaves you excited to jump into the studio with a single flash and whatever you have on hand .. soft boxes, umbrellas, v flats or even a bunch of cheap reflectors. Mike is a superb instructor. Highly recommend.

  • user-4cec79

    user-4cec79

    March 2018

    Really good. Superb teacher. Bought it. Worth the money.

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