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Studio Lighting Basics

with Tony Corbell

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Class duration: 5h 19m

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About The Class

get more out of your gear.

Lighting equipment doesn’t come cheap, so it is crucial you get your money’s worth. Learn how to make the most of your investments in Studio Lighting Basics with Tony Corbell.

Tony is a celebrated photographer, educator, and author. In this class, he’ll help you get more out of basic studio gear. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to use off-camera speedlights
  • The basics of studio lights including; mono lights and pack lights 
  • Combining studio lighting with natural light
  • The properties of light 
  • How to position lights for varied results and styles
You’ll learn practical ways to work with strobes and light shaping tools and get tips on creating the exact look you’re aiming for. Tony will also help you overcome any hesitations you have about purchasing and setting up your own lighting equipment.

If you want to get more looks out of your existing gear or want to know which gear you should invest in, don’t miss Studio Lighting Basics with Tony Corbell.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    07:04
  2. 02

    Understanding the Foundation of Light

    31:03
  3. 03

    Understanding Light Quantity

    18:54
  4. 04

    Understanding Light Direction

    25:03
  5. 05

    The Lighting Equipment Part 1

    32:55
  6. 06

    The Lighting Equipment Part 2

    12:47
  7. 07

    Lighting Equipment Q&A

    23:19
  8. 08

    Shoot: Portrait with Female Model Part 1

    22:03
  9. 09

    Shoot: Portrait with Female Model Part 2

    37:44
  10. 10

    Shoot: Standing Portrait with Female Model

    20:25
  11. 11

    Shoot: Glamour Portrait with Female Model Part 1

    29:43
  12. 12

    Shoot: Glamour Portrait with Female Model Part 2

    10:30
  13. 13

    Shoot: Glamour Portrait with Color Gels

    25:56
  14. 14

    Shoot: Fashion Plus Family

    21:55

Meet Your Expert

Tony Corbell

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 more

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  • Catherine Stevens

    Catherine Stevens

    April 2019

    Excellent class. Tony does a great job of highlighting different ways to work with light without being prescriptive. He's also a great speaker - very clear and easy to listen to. I would love it if this class came with a gear list and some basic guidance on the different lights as a starting point - I think the class does assume a certain amount of pre-existing lighting knowledge. Still worth every cent though!

  • Sean

    November 2017

    I love watching Tony Corbell. He is such a wealth of knowledge. He is one of the Great Masters. Tony is an excellent teacher and he both freely and honestly shares his immense experience. It is truly a delight listen and watch to Tony teach.

  • user-43e600

    March 2019

    This class is NOT for people who are just setting up their first home studio, as the course is advertised. The instructor promotes specific, expensive equipment (yes, I'm aware that it could be a LOT more expensive...), instead of a RANGE of similar equipment that would be affordable to someone who has to buy an entire studio worth of equipment to get going. Sales/profits must be made slowly, by means of portraiture or other work that won't be scrutinized by top shelf clients. Before a photographer can "graduate" to a higher echelon of gear the beginner doesn't start out shooting ads or layouts for magazines. Perhaps the level of classes should be more clearly defined.

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