Real World Lighting: Advanced Techniques
with Scott Robert Lim
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05 Understanding the Magic of Flash37:36
Class duration: 15h 44mSee all 36 lessons
About The Class
get a deeper understanding of light.
Impress your clients with gorgeously lit photos using lighting methods taught by Scott Robert Lim in Real World Lighting: Advanced Techniques.
In this fast-moving class, Scott will teach you how to create dramatic new lighting looks, on a budget and on-location.
You’ll learn about the physics behind light and exposure so you know exactly what it takes to get the lighting you are looking for. Scott will get you up-to-speed on the gear you need to get fantastic shots and he’ll show you high-end lighting effects you can create on a limited budget. You'll also get some solid marketing & business tips for attracting the clients you want. Scott will cover:
- On-location composition
- Long exposure magic
- Colored lighting effects
- Clamshell portrait glow and more.
You’ll develop a deeper understanding of light and how to use gear and composition to maximum effect. Scott will also cover the business skills you need to thrive and create lasting success in a competitive industry.
Scott builds on his popular Crazy, Stupid Light class with this advanced lighting training – Real World Lighting: Advanced Techniques is guaranteed to inspire and take your location lighting skills to a whole new level.
What Photographers Should Know21:13
Lighting Gear Box17:16
My Camera Gear20:10
Understanding the Magic of Flash
If you can’t control one flash - there is no way you can control two. Learn flash like the back of your hand.37:36
Shoot: Essential Skill #1 - Lighting Positions23:55
Essential Skill #2 - Bright Light Situations37:25
Essential Skill #2 - Continued37:15
Essential Skill #3 - Low Contrast Lighting31:38
Essential Skill #3 - Continued23:49
Shoot: Essential Skill #3 - Low Contrast Lighting28:59
Essential Skills Overview21:12
Essential Skill #4: Low Light Techniques31:02
Shoot: Low Light Techniques29:30
Shoot: Flash & Color Gels13:25
Essential Skill #5: No Light Techniques25:41
Shoot: No Light Techniques31:40
Essential Skill #6: Composition - Rule 137:57
Essential Skill #6: Composition - Rule 2 - 427:00
Essential Skill #6: Composition - Rule 5 - 721:15
Reception and Event Lighting: Auto Flash28:06
Shoot: Auto and Manual Flash17:58
Reception and Event Lighting: Dance Floor Demo25:41
Reception Lighting Q & A11:45
Image Critique Continued43:44
5 Essential Lenses21:19
Essential Lenses on a Budget45:13
Final Exam: Twinkle Lights13:40
Final Exam: Jumping Shot13:34
Final Exam: Long Exposure and Gel Color19:53
Final Exam: Silhouette and Hollywood Glamour24:33
General Q & A - Quick Critique13:57
Making your First Million: Perfect Job34:34
Making your First Million: Mentoring30:09
Making your First Million: Expanding18:24
Scott Robert Lim
Internationally acclaimed, master photographer, Scott Robert Lim (Photog Cr. AOPA) was awarded the prestigious 2009 WPPI Kodak Award and was inducted into WPPI’s Society of Excellence and has earned an Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement by one of the world’s ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Crazy Stupid Light Review
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78% of students recommend this class.
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I read several reviews on this site which gave me hesitation to buy this course. Nonetheless, I pressed on. Now I have a suggestion for those considering parting with their cash. Before you buy, go to any of Scott’s galleries online. If you can shoot at Scott’s level move on. If you cannot see the artistry in Scott’s work, move on. If you cannot conceive of the technical proficiency Scott has with flash, move on. But if you are mortal photographer that desires to improve your work, compare your personal portfolio to Scott’s. He wins awards for good reasons. Invest the time and money. You will be amply rewarded. Real World Lighting: Advanced Techniques is worth every penny. So is Crazy, Stupid, Light. I purchased both and now use Scott’s advice and techniques daily. Plus, he provides a good dose of inspiration and humor. Scott is an awesome professional, fantastic photographer and a wonderful teacher.
I already own Lim's class, "Crazy, Stupid Light" as well as two of his Strobie 230 flashes with transmitter (in addition to my Canon speedlight). I appreciate being able to get into lighting with flashes and equipment that costs much less than Profoto lights etc. that I couldn't afford yet. Lim has a very organized and energetic teaching style. He is a great speaker in that he is excited about what he is doing and seems to love to help others learn how to be successful with their lighting. He is very animated and funny and has the right blend of being confident yet self-effacing and admits his mess-ups during class. I find him very engaging and interesting. If you have less than $500 or $600 to spend on lights, but want to start adding lighting to your photo shoots, he is a great place to start.
This class was fantastic! I've always opted for the easy way out when it came to lighting my subjects, usually resorting to using just natural light and a reflector even though I always have my lighting kit with me. I learned in this class how creating my own light can be the easiest way to get the results I want. It's much easier than trying to make the natural light do what I want it to do. Scott's passion for photography and teaching are evident, and his commitment to the success of his students is amazing. I definitely recommend this course for photographers at any level. I came away with many ideas on how to build upon the lighting tips presented here to make it my own. Thanks Scott Robert Lim!
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