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Lightweight Location Lighting

with Kevin Kubota

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  •   01 Lighting 101

    49:48
  •   28 BONUS: Step-by-Step Instructions for a DIY Scrim

    12:21

Class duration: 12h 56m

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About The Class

Learn to create studio quality lighting under almost any condition! With lightweight, affordable, and portable lighting tools, Kevin Kubota will teach you to create beautiful portrait lighting in a variety of environments from typical urban locations to more challenging situations. He'll teach you how to do it using speedlights and smaller, battery-powered lights with simple and affordable accessories to modify and control the light. And after every shoot, Kevin will download and show how he quickly processes and enhances his images in Lightroom and Photoshop before even leaving the scene!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Lighting 101

    49:48
  2. 02

    Lighting Gear

    22:13
  3. 03

    Speedlights

    10:38
  4. 04

    Creating Your Own Window Light

    38:15
  5. 05

    Lighting Kits

    16:29
  6. 06

    Additional Lighting Gear

    19:44
  7. 07

    Shoot: Window Light, Reflector, Softbox, and Flashligh

    40:17
  8. 08

    Postprocessing and Q&A

    20:27
  9. 09

    Shoot: DIY Scrim and Hair Light

    27:26
  10. 10

    End of Day Q&A

    14:39
  11. 11

    Reviewing Yesterday's Images

    20:24
  12. 12

    Shoot: First Dance

    29:49
  13. 13

    Shoot: Candle Lit Dinner

    31:55
  14. 14

    Shoot: Couple Portrait

    31:44
  15. 15

    Shoot: Groups

    31:06
  16. 16

    Shoot: Styled Engagement Shoot

    28:22
  17. 17

    General Q&A

    24:21
  18. 18

    Shoot: 50s Housewife

    32:20
  19. 19

    Student Shoot: 50s Housewife (with Attitude)

    26:24
  20. 20

    Shoot: 50s Beauty & Image Review

    21:56
  21. 21

    Yesterday's Image Review

    20:50
  22. 22

    Shoot: Classic Bridals (Lightbox Setup)

    51:43
  23. 23

    Shoot: Steampunk (Mecca)

    37:15
  24. 24

    Student Shoot: Steampunk (Mecca)

    15:58
  25. 25

    Shoot: Alley Steampunk (Group)

    36:47
  26. 26

    Shoot: Rooftop Steampunk (Mecca & Melissa)

    39:13
  27. 27

    Rooftop Shoot Q&A

    23:57
  28. 28

    BONUS: Step-by-Step Instructions for a DIY Scrim

    12:21

Meet Your Expert

Kevin Kubota

American Photo Magazine named Kevin Kubota one of the "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World". His photos have been featured on the covers and within the pages of countless popular magazines and photography books. Kevin has been a featured ... read more

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89% of students recommend this class.
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  • Karen Witter

    Karen Witter

    February 2018

    I LOVED this class and I don't hesitate to recommend it! Kevin did a great job explaining how to incorporate additional lighting for on-location shoots and what those items would be. Then he illustrated those ideas for the class in various types of shoots. I loved the gear he recommended and especially his DIY suggestions. He has a great sense of humor and I felt like I was right there in the class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who shoots on location and wants to make sure they're not only using the best lighting options but also the best lightweight lighting options.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    September 2012

    This workshop is fantastic! Kevin goes over every little detail you need to know for Lightweight Location Lighting. He shoots during the workshop, instantly shows the image and talks through how to see the light and make the proper adjustments for a fantastic image. He includes details about all his gear and post-processing tips, too! Kevin is incredibly inspiring! The course is easy to follow, fun and worth every penny!

  • Sean

    July 2017

    I love the Creative Live courses. I have purchased many Creative Live courses, but unfortunately, this was the first I did not like. I like to see beautiful pictures. Many of the shots the lighting did not look good. Kevin started shooting one model holding a cleaver and a fake head. He put a beak on another model. Sorry, but this was not for me. I love beautiful pictures of individuals, couples, families, groups, etc., not this. This nonsense is not something I would sell or be proud to show. Kevin seemed to show up unprepared and was winging it. I would like a refund for this course.

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