Studio Lighting Techniques: Painting With Light

March 30, 2009 by  
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In this studio lighting video tutorial you will learn how we create very dramatic portraits through our painting with light techniques.

You will learn how to precisely paint light in areas that we want to emphasize and remove light from areas that we don’t want to draw attention to.

After watching this video you will be able to create very dramatic portraits and never have your portraits lack impact again.

We will cover all the equipment needed for this style of portraiture, including

  • Barn doors
  • Snoots
  • Gobo’s
  • and other accessories.

You will be pleasantly surprised by how simple and inexpensive the equipment needed for this style of portraiture really is.

Always remember… it’s not really about the equipment, it’s about you and how you use it.

In this studio lighting style, the emphasis is on placing light where you want it, not blasting with a large soft box (not that’s there is anything wrong with that).

After going through all the equipment and theory behind our painting with light style of photography we will go through a full shoot, start to finish.

In this video we will be doing a character study of a man, but this lighting style also works well with seniors, glamour, couple and fine art work.

Check out the video trailer below describing this class.

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