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One-Light Portrait Photography

with Dan Brouillette

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   02 One-Light Basic Fundamentals


Class duration: 1h 12m

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About The Class

Simple Gear, great portraits

It's amazing what you can create with just one studio strobe. Editorial and Award-Winning photographer Dan Brouillette shows how to get amazing and different lighting with the simplest of gear. Whether on-location, or in the studio, he'll use one-light in a variety of different ways to create everything from soft and pretty looks to hard, edgy portraits. While taking advantage of a number of different lighting modifiers, and utilizing just one strobe- you'll have a strong studio on the go for your portrait photography. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    One-Light Basic Fundamentals

  3. 03

    Shoot: Create a Dramatic Look

  4. 04

    Shoot: With the Background in Mind

  5. 05

    Shoot: Short vs Broad Lighting

  6. 06

    Shoot: Use Soft Light to Create an Flattering Look

  7. 07

    Shoot: Create an Everyday Portrait Look

  8. 08

    Shoot: Reflectors to Add Extra Pop

  9. 09

    Shoot: Beauty Dish With Grid

  10. 10

    Concluding Thoughts


Meet Your Expert

Dan Brouillette

Dan Brouillette is a commercial, editorial and senior photographer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Dan uses specialized lighting and posing techniques to create cinematic images for his senior clients that are unlike anything in the industry. After working as a lighting tech in New York City, spending his time lighting sets for celebrity and editorial shoots ... read more

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  • Ryan Redmond

    April 2019

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I would still recommend it because the theory and explanations are solid and he gave a wide array of examples that show you the incredibly broad spectrum of results you can get with a given light just by changing distance and position. Having that general understanding of the fundamentals will be very useful. I'm a little bummed that he's using thousands of dollars in lighting for something that felt like it was promoted as an introduction or fundamentals class. I am a hobbyist and I am using speedlight and small softbox or umbrella combos that cost under $100, not 500 watt strobes in 60" softboxes or $1500 strobe and beauty dish combos. It would have been nice to see some examples with more basic equipment. I know the concepts will scale with some practice though, so the class was certainly still valuable.

  • Clare

    December 2019

    Brilliant class. Dan explains things step by step and it's really easy to follow him. Learnt loads from this. Thanks!

  • Julie Verebely

    November 2019

    A great class. Easy to follow and to understand. You expanded and gave an excellent demonstration by changing the distance and direction. Julie

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