Introduction to Using Multiple Flashes
with Mike Hagen
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Class duration: 5h 11mSee all 27 lessons
About The Class
Take control and create the best lighting for your photography
If you want complete control over the image you’re taking, you need to use multiple flashes. Mike Hagen will take what appears complex and explain how to make it achievable to help get your studio lighting to an elite level.
Mike Hagen will walk through how to build your lighting setup with two, three, four and even five flashes. If you're figuring out what lighting gear to purchase, this course will help by showing you:
- Camera settings and sync modes to capture the best exposure
- How to use the various trigger methods
- The different roles each light plays in creating your image
- How to shape the light for the most control over your final image
- How to build your knowledge comfortably from 1-5 lighting setups
Whether you’re shooting portraits, buildings, or products - controlling all the light in your image can improve your photography from good to GREAT. Mike Hagen will teach you how to light and create every shadow and highlight by using multiple flashes in your photography.
Flash & Exposure Review11:36
Demo: Flashes Overview11:54
Demo: Manual Flash12:16
Triggering Methods Overview15:39
Demo: Mixing Brands of Triggers17:45
Demo: Defining Lights Overview14:45
What Modifier to Use with Multiple Flashes?05:48
Demo: Soft Boxes12:57
Demo: Beauty Dish05:01
Snoots & Grids Overview04:15
Demo: How to Setup Multiple Lights in the Studio13:12
Demo: Key & Hair/Rim Light Setup04:59
Demo: Key & Background Light Setup07:53
Demo: Clamshell Two Light Setup14:39
Demo: Key, Fill & Background Light Setup17:42
Demo: Side Lights & Background Light Setup10:21
Demo: Clamshell & Rim Light Setup06:16
Demo: Rembrandt, Fill & Hair Light Setup07:13
Demo: Rembrandt, Fill, Hair & Background Lights20:40
Demo: Clamshell, Rim, One Background Light09:40
Demo: How to Produce a Pure White Background28:26
Demo: Full-Length Portraits with Multiple Lights07:28
Demo: Still Life Example with Multiple Lights10:22
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 moreSee instructor's Classes
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This is really a fantastic class and at an even fantastic-er price. Well worth the money, and is a great help. The instructor does a very good job explaining the methods, light shapers, and effects they create. One of my favorite videos!
Mike Hagen does a great job of presenting what could be a complicated process in a way that makes it easy to understand and implement. Not only does he make it easy to follow along, he presents alternative solutions that don't break the budget. I have viewed several instructors and various classes at Creative Live and this would definitely be one of my favorites. I have to say, this class would be a bargain at 10x the price!
What can I say about this class? Mike is great- not only does he give a thorough break down of all the equipment one could need but he also includes wide variety of price options for those just getting started. Aside from his thorough knowledge of gear, Mike provides an excellent and easy to follow bread down of how to build up the light for your subject. His lesson plan is super easy to follow and very concise as he slowly builds up from using 2 lights to 5 lights. He also demonstrate what I think is a much needed trait in a photographer and that is being cool under pressure, dealing with issues and not getting rattled and simply going back to the basics. Creative Live Nailed it with this class
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