One Light Wonder
with Clay Patrick McBride
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01 Class Introduction13:35
Class duration: 4h 57mSee all 21 lessons
About The Class
Create Dynamic Portraits with Minimal Effort
We only have one sun, so why should we need more than one light? In this course, celebrity portrait photographer Clay Patrick McBride will dive into lighting with intention. Through a variety of live shoots, he’ll demonstrate how to incorporate lighting diagrams into your workflow so you can create setups that you can use again and again.
- How to control your light
- Creating hard or soft light
- The importance of documenting your setups
- Sculpting with Light
- Removing and creating shadows with intention
By the end of this class, you will be able to create incredible images with confidence and the use of only one light.
The Inverse Square Law06:24
Shoot: One Light, Single Subject20:44
Shoot: Group Photo14:48
Shoot: Group with Diffusion29:06
Strobox Demo with Chris Coe05:25
Softbox Set Up #1: Overhead Drama13:33
Softbox Set Up #2: Beauty Box09:37
Softbox Set Up #3: Backlight07:40
Softbox Set Up #4: Backlit Silhouette10:00
Creating a One Light Playbook13:02
Shoot: Bare Beauty Dish14:47
Shoot: Magnum Reflector11:18
Shoot: Beauty Dish with Sock08:50
Introducing Multiple Lights10:47
Shoot: Softbox & Beauty Dish - Main/Fill Lights27:02
Shoot: Softbox, Edge Lights/Striplights, and V Flats30:45
Clay Patrick McBride
McBride’s portraits of top athletes and musicians such as LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Metallica, Norah Jones, Jay Z, and Kanye West have appeared in countless magazines, among them Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated and NY Magazine. His commercial work includes dozens of album covers for Sony, Blue Note and Atlantic Records, as well as print campaigns for Pontiac, Boost Mobile and Nike. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
One Light Wonder Keynote
One Light Wonder Lighting Diagrams
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WOW! I was getting ready to go to bed, when I saw this class last night as I was perusing the classes available. Got the notification that it was playing, so I thought I'd check it out for a minute or two. Well, once I turned it on, I couldn't turn it off! As someone who has shot musicians on stage since I was 16, I've recently been interested in shooting portraits of them, so Clay instantly intrigued me! The more I watched, the more I couldn't shut it off, and I stayed up til 5:30 in the morning to finish the course (financial issues, so I can't afford the class right now) This class is amazing! I love Clay's teaching style, his willingness to step outside the box and play by his own rules, and his lighting is awesome! As soon as it is possible, I WILL be purchasing this class! Loved it! Thanks again CreativeLive for introducing me to yet another outstanding photographer to learn from!
I absolutely loved this. Great instruction, great content and very inspiring demonstrations. I'd highly recommend this course
Awesome intro to lighting. I love Clay's teaching style and his personality infused presentation was a pleasure. I highly recommend this course.
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