Light Shaping Tools for Professional Photographers
with Tony Corbell
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11 Pros & Cons of Softboxes12:30
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About The Class
tools and techniques for shaping light for any shoot
Light is the photographer’s most powerful medium. Professional photographers know how to shape it and reflect it, divert it and redirect it. They can tame its harshness and coax it into a subtle glow, use it to dispel troublesome shadows or highlight a striking moment.
Effectively curating light during a shoot can bridge the gap between mediocre images and truly captivating photography. All it takes to bend light to your will is knowledge of the right gear, and when to use it. Tony Corbell is a professional photographer and a master of studio lighting. Join Tony for this course, and you will learn:
- How to use light shaping tools and their specific uses
- How to creatively use reflectors of all kinds
- How to use soft boxes, umbrellas, ring flashes, and other unique tools in the studio
Categories of Light Shaping Tools07:59
When to Use Different Light10:50
Softbox and Octabox Overview25:55
Beauty Dish, Reflectors & Collapsible Reflectors Overview27:55
Pros & Cons of Small Light Sources08:10
Shoot using One Reflector12:24
Shooting with Two Standard Reflectors08:53
Shoot Using Grids with Reflectors14:37
How to Use Beauty Dishes28:24
Pros & Cons of Softboxes12:30
Common Uses of Softboxes21:24
Subtle Elements of Controlling Softboxes20:33
Different Techniques with Softboxes29:32
Pros & Cons of Umbrellas07:25
How to Control an Umbrella12:25
Uses of Umbrellas08:27
Different Techniques with Umbrellas19:55
Group Shot with Umbrellas19:37
Differences Between Collapsible Reflectors25:36
Shooting with Black & White Collapsible Reflectors15:07
Shooting with Silver & Gold Collapsible Reflectors13:49
When to Use the White Translucent Collapsible Reflector33:18
How to Use the Large Octa Softbox20:50
Shooting with a Large White Deep XL Umbrella18:59
Shooting with a Large Silver Deep L Umbrella07:19
Shooting with a 4x6 Softbox17:05
When to Use Specialty Light Shaping04:40
Shooting with a Hard Box15:29
Shoot to Incorporate a Fresnel Light09:32
Shoot Using Ring Flash10:23
Studio Lighting Photo Critique of Student Work1:05:41
Tony has been a photographer, an educator, and an author. His photographic works have been featured in publications throughout the world. While he has worked for some of the most discerning clients in the world, he is most proud of being acknowledged and included in more than twenty-five photographic books by other photographers. Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, The Millennium Summit Meeting of World Leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Corrective Lighting Techniques for Portraiture
Light Meter Display & F-Stop Setting for Exposure
Scene, Subject, & Light Contrast Article
Judging Image Effectiveness Criteria
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Bought this class on sale for 19$ and it was a great buy considering it was my first class I purchased on CL. Tony is an excellent teacher and demonstrates extensive knowledge on lighting and different uses of modifiers. Overall this is an excellent course for any one who is interested in learning studio lighting, this will give you a great detail of information.
This is my first time watching Tony Corbell teach and work he was great! I am a natural light photographer and this class made me think about picking up some lights and umbrellas! You can tell he absolutely loves what he does. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Important information if you want to be a photographer. Great teacher, good pace!!
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