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Introduction to Flash for Dramatic Images

with Mike Hagen

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    05:10
  •   06 Shoot: With Light On-Axis

    14:53

Class duration: 2h 39m

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About The Class

Become More Confident Using Your Flash To Take Better Images

Creating a dramatic image for your client requires you to know how to manipulate lighting to set the mood for the photo. Photographer Mike Hagen will teach you how to use your flash to create an heirloom photo that your client will treasure for years to come. He’ll teach you how to use the flashes you already own in a new way that will create an interesting look to add to your portfolio.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Set up your flash to create ambiance.
  • Use various modifiers like reflectors, softboxes, and umbrellas with your flash.
  • Incorporate light shapers that will help create the mood.

Learn how to incorporate a new genre of photography into your business by becoming more confident with your flash skills.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    05:10
  2. 02

    What Defines a Dramatic Portrait?

    06:07
  3. 03

    Camera Settings

    09:24
  4. 04

    Lighting Equipment & Styles

    24:24
  5. 05

    Lighting For Dramatic Shots

    09:04
  6. 06

    Shoot: With Light On-Axis

    14:53
  7. 07

    Shoot: With Butterfly Lighting

    06:20
  8. 08

    Shoot: With Beauty Dish

    17:31
  9. 09

    Shoot: With Side Light

    08:45
  10. 10

    Shoot: With Giant Umbrella

    08:47
  11. 11

    Shoot: Single Flash & Reflector

    12:38
  12. 12

    Shoot: Full Length

    12:29
  13. 13

    Shoot: Hard Light

    05:30
  14. 14

    Dramatic Post Processing With Lightroom®

    18:13

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 Dramatic Images Lighting Diagrams
  • pdf Gear List for $100 Budget
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