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SLR Lounge Live Q and A and Image Critique

with Pye Jirsa

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About The Class


Pye Jirsa and CreativeLive held an open Q&A based on the lessons taught in Photography 101, Lighting 101, and Lighting 201 classes. 

This course includes questions based around the fundamentals of using your digital camera, camera flashes, and the intricacies of posing.  Pye demonstrated with live models and gear to make this a free course that truly benefits your catalog! 


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:03
  2. 02

    Highlight Alert, White Balance, and Bracketing

    10:25
  3. 03

    RAW vs JPG and Mirror Lockup Function

    08:05
  4. 04

    Which is Better: sRGB vs Adobe 1998?

    04:57
  5. 05

    White Balance and Color Correction in Camera

    04:49
  6. 06

    What is the Difference Between Full Frame and Crop Frame?

    07:17
  7. 07

    How Do You Choose The Right Lens?

    06:18
  8. 08

    Pye's Favorite Custom Functions

    01:26
  9. 09

    Different Quality Lenses

    09:43
  10. 10

    Lighting 101: How Do You Find the Light?

    08:30
  11. 11

    Creating Flat Light

    06:24
  12. 12

    How Do You Shape the Light?

    02:26
  13. 13

    How and When to Use Your Hot Shoe Flash

    13:48
  14. 14

    Flash Modifiers: Grids, Snoots, and Fresnel

    06:48
  15. 15

    Is There a Best Time to Shoot with Natural Light?

    05:18
  16. 16

    Reducing Shadows with a Light Kit

    02:59
  17. 17

    Metering with Mixed Light

    15:55
  18. 18

    Getting the Best Focus

    08:33
  19. 19

    Why and When to Use Gels

    07:54
  20. 20

    LEDs vs Strobes

    14:49
  21. 21

    Overpowering Sun with Flash

    04:42
  22. 22

    Shoot Through Umbrella vs Softbox

    02:17
  23. 23

    Adjusting Flash After Setting Up Ambient

    04:16
  24. 24

    Image Critique Part 1

    29:52
  25. 25

    Image Critique Part 2

    21:14
  26. 26

    Setting Up Lighting for a Reception

    17:11
  27. 27

    Posing Tips for both Males and Females

    13:39
  28. 28

    Special Effects & Mood Boards

    05:57
  29. 29

    Working on Your Composition

    06:19

Meet Your Expert

Pye Jirsa

Director, photographer, educator. Founder and Partner of Lin and Jirsa Photography, a boutique Southern California wedding and portrait photography studio composed of an incredible creative team that shoots over 300 weddings each year, with nearly 1,000 yearly client commissions. ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    March 2016

    Pye is an awesome instructor! He explains everything in a way that you understand it. He is a wealth of information. Love all of his classes!! I love Creativelive and SLR Lounge! Continue doing the great work that you do!!

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    May 2016

    Pye is an amazing teacher! I've learned so much from him over the years - both in person and through his tutorials. What's even more amazing is that he is able to do it LIVE! He is able to clearly explain complicated concepts through easy to understand lessons. I highly recommend his courses to learn everything from the basics to advanced topics!

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    March 2016

    Wow! Pye is an awesome instructor! I've learned SO many things - nuggets of gold!

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