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Studio Lighting - The Power of Control

with Tony Corbell

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About The Class

Get ready to learn how the lighting secrets every sought-after photographer needs to know. Join creativeLIVE for an in-depth immersion into understanding and controlling in-studio light.

Taught by award-winning photographer Tony Corbell, you’ll explore how to work with a wide variety of lighting tools. Tony will explain how a photograph’s look and feel are influenced by the size, shape, and placement of its light source. You’ll learn about correct light metering techniques and the role logic and physics play in metering and working with light. Tony will cover basic, subtle lighting adjustments that transform photos. You’ll have a front-row seat as Tony applies his one-of-a-kind lighting techniques live in-studio as he shoots both portraits and still-life photos.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a new and improved skill set for working with light and achieving jaw-dropping results.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Course Overview & Lighting Examples

  2. 02

    Mono Lights & Pack Lights

  3. 03

    Light Controls & Shaping

  4. 04

    Beauty Dishes, Soft Boxes & Reflectors

  5. 05

    Live Demos with Lighting Tools

  6. 06

    Tools of Light Q & A

  7. 07

    Shoot: Mixing Strobe with Ambient Light

  8. 08

    Shoot: Painting with Light

  9. 09

    Shoot: 4 Applications of Light

  10. 10

    Shoot: Using 7 Foot Silver Umbrella

  11. 11

    Shoot: Group Portrait

  12. 12

    Shadows, Highlights & Light Metering

  13. 13

    Shoot: Size Relative to Distance

  14. 14

    Shoot: Variations of Modifiers Part 1

  15. 15

    Shoot: Variations of Modifiers Part 2

  16. 16

    Shoot: Lighting Backdrops - Modeling Lights & Gels

  17. 17

    Shoot: Backdrops with Gradient & Draping Effects

  18. 18

    Shoot: White & Steel Door Backdrop Effects

  19. 19

    Shoot: Lighting Effects on Vintage Items

  20. 20

    Shoot: Lighting on Commercial Product

  21. 21

    Shoot: Sitting Casual Portrait

  22. 22

    Shoot: Classical, Traditional Portrait

  23. 23

    Shoot: Broad, Short & Profile Lighting

  24. 24

    Shoot: Full Length One Light Fashion

  25. 25

    Shoot: Two Light Fashion

  26. 26

    Lightroom: Retouching

  27. 27

    Shoot: One Light Appearing as Four

  28. 28

    Shoot: Two Light Profile Portrait

  29. 29

    Shoot: Classical Glamour

  30. 30

    Shoot: 40's Hollywood Glamour


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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  • pdf Gear List
  • pdf Painting With Light Technique
  • pdf Tonys Guide on Contrast
  • pdf Tonys List of Photography Websites
  • pdf Top 10 List for Portrait Photography
  • pdf Studio Lighting Samples

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • AJ Photography Ireland

    AJ Photography Ireland

    February 2014

    Watching this Course from Ireland live, and at my leisure having purchased the course, I cannot praise Tony Corbell enough. I felt I was right there in the Classroom with him and gained so, so much from stunning course. He really does explain the techniques he uses so well and is one of the greatest Educators that I have seen in photography. Worth every Euro ( Dollar ) !.. Thank you Creative Live and Keep up the good work ! Andy Jay Cork Ireland.

  • Creativelive Student

    December 2013

    I had the wonderful privilege of joining Tony Corbell in studio for this course. My husband gave me the opportunity as my Christmas present. It was, without question or cliche, THE best Christmas present I have ever received. I went in to the course at Level 0, knowing nothing about studio lighting, and came out with a wealth of invaluable knowledge. Tony explained everything so well and showed how literally anyone can set up and shoot with studio lighting and get the outcome they want. If you are starting off like I was, with little to no knowledge of studio lighting, wanting to up your game and increase your photography skill, this is the course you should invest in. It has, hands down, changed everything for me.

  • Shoot2Thrill


    December 2015

    A very comprehensive class in teaching the core fundamentals of studio photography. No bells and whistles approach, just good old honest education that will last you a lifetime. This class easily compliments all the high-glitz classes relating to fashion studio photography. A good investment for sure. Highly recommended! (Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt! Ain't that right Tony.)

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