Introduction to Studio Lighting

March 30, 2009 by  
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My new photography training video entitled “Introduction to Studio Lighting” is now available.

As a professional photographer, you must understand light to truly understand photography because light is the main tool photographers have to create a three dimensional world on a flat piece of photographic paper.

In this video tutorial, you will learn what is meant by quality of light – and how it defines our subjects form, shape, texture, and creates the desired mood of the portrait.

In the first section we will explain what makes light hard or soft, and the importance of specular highlights to create depth in the photograph.

Next, we will take a look at studio lights and all the light modifiers available

  • Soft boxes
  • Mono Spots
  • Umbrellas
  • Grid Spots
  • Barn doors
  • Gobo’s
  • Parabolic
  • Beauty dishes

You will learn the light characteristics and applications of each modifier and what results you can expect from each.

In the next section you will watch as we build a four light set step by step. We will explain the importance of the Main light, it’s proper placement, and a couple tips that will dramatically improve you portraits.

Next, we will look at the fill light and using reflectors as a fill light, background lights, hair lights, and accent lights. You will watch and learn proper positioning of each light for the best results as we photograph our model.

We will also demonstrate a more advanced technique I frequently use to create impact and variety in the session and add extra dollars to the final order.

In the last section you will learn proper light placement as we demonstrate the following different lighting patterns and the effect they have on your subjects.

  • Loop Lighting
  • Short Lighting
  • Split Lighting
  • Broad Lighting
  • Rembrant Lighti
  • Butterfly Lighting

For example, which lighting pattern should you choose to slenderize a subject face?

In this video tutorial you will learn the answers to all these question and more.

Watch this brief video trailer below describing the video tutorial.

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Here’s what fellow aspiring photographers have said about this video!

“I have been doing photography for a long time, just not in a studio setting. I recently decided to open a photography studio and was having a hard time finding the right lighting equipment and then using it effectively.

I purchased the video Introduction to Professional Lighting and it has helped me tremendously. In the video you will find that it explains the differences between lights and then how to use them. I would definitely recommend this video to anyone starting out in studio photography.“  ~ Mark – Dalton, GA


“Your videos are absolutely amazing!! Before I found your website, I was having a terrible time trying to learn how to use my studio lights and achieving the correct color and lighting.  I was spending numerous hours in Photoshop correcting my mistakes.

After watching the first video ( Introduction to Professional Lighting ) I was amazed that I only paid $39.00 for it. It is worth at least 5 times as much. I have learned what lights to use, where to use them and how to use them correctly.   My $39.00 investment has already made me $5000.00 more this year. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but I do photography part time and it is a lot for me.

I have recommended all of your videos to my friends. To me they are priceless. To be able to have someone show me how to do something is much easier than me reading a book and trying to figure it out. Thank you so much.”  ~ Michael Sills – K.A.M.P Photography, Flemingsburg, KY

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