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Digital Classroom Videos: Lessons in Lighting
Bob Davis
with Bob Davis
From the fundamentals to the advanced, this digital classroom on lighting covers everything you need to know to start creating beautiful photographs in all kinds of lighting enviro... READ MORE
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lessons: 19 Course Lessons
duration: 4hr, 1min
published: 2020
watched: 1708 Member Views
Digital Classroom Videos: Lessons in Lighting
with Bob Davis
From the fundamentals to the advanced, this digital classroom on lighting covers everything you need to know to start creating beautiful photographs in all kinds of lighting environments. Bob begins the class by discussing the qualities of light, and then explains all of the various light modifiers you can employ in your photography. Building on the previous lessons, Bob demonstrates how to judge an accurate exposure, use an incident light meter, and then works through a series of scenarios on location with a subject putting everything you’ve learned into practice. You’ll explore on camera light, off camera light, window light, studio strobes, controlling multiple lights, and getting creative results with speedlights in a variety of outdoor settings. By the end of the class you’ll have a whole new set of tools for adding that sparkle to your photographs through your masterful use of light. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Quality of Light (free course preview)
Join Bob as he introduces the class and begins discussing quality of light.
10min, 39sec
lesson 2: Light Modifiers: Part 1
There are a variety of light modifier options for your lights.
15min, 2sec
lesson 3: Light Modifiers: Part 2
Bob continues to explain the various options that exist for modifying light.
12min, 31sec
lesson 4: Light Modifiers: Part 3
From grids to reflectors there are a lot of ways to modify your light.
5min, 38sec
lesson 5: Canon Speedlights
Take a closer look at the flagship speedlight from Canon.
6min, 51sec
lesson 6: Judging an Accurate Exposure
Using a speedlight in a softbox, Bob demonstrates how he evaluates exposure of his photos.
13min, 17sec
lesson 7: Using a Light Meter
Bob demonstrates how to use an incident light meter.
16min, 47sec
lesson 8: Working With Natural Light
Bob demonstrates how he uses natural light while working with his subject.
5min, 25sec
lesson 9: Working with On Camera Speedlight
Working with the same subject, Bob demonstrates how you can use on camera speedlight.
15min, 50sec
lesson 10: Working with Off Camera Speedlight
Taking the speedlight off the camera gives more flattering light options.
19min, 10sec
lesson 11: Mixed Lighting Challenges
Shooting in mixed lighting can pose certain challenges to overcome.
16min, 20sec
lesson 12: Working with Window Light
Putting your subject in front of a window is a great way to use available light.
12min, 41sec
lesson 13: Studio Strobes
Studio lights are big lights with big power and a lot of options.
11min, 33sec
lesson 14: Working with Studio Strobes
Bringing back his subject, Bob demonstrates how to use a studio strobe with modifiers.
14min, 32sec
lesson 15: Light Placement
Using a studio strobe off camera, Bob shows how to place your light.
9min, 33sec
lesson 16: Controlling Multiple Lights
In this scenario Bob demonstrates how to use three lights in a creative setup with his subject.
8min, 43sec
lesson 17: Creative Lighting Setups
Building on earlier lessons, Bob shows how you can get creative with your lights.
21min, 4sec
lesson 18: Complementing Existing Light
Once you find a cool location you can use your knowledge to complement the available light to create a cool image.
13min, 7sec
lesson 19: Using Flash with Daylight
There are an unlimited number of ways you can use speedlights to enhance the available light all around you no matter where you are.
13min, 1sec
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meet  Bob Davis
Wedding & Editorial Photographer
Bob is co-owner of Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design, where their client list reads like a “Who’s Who” of entertainment’s elite. Together they have had the honor of photographing many A-list weddings like that of Eva Longoria & Tony Parker in Paris, Salma Hayek & François-Henri Pinault in Italy, La La Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony TV in their New York TV wedding, Tracey Edmonds & Eddie Murphy in Bora Bora, ABC’s TV show The Bachelorette Ashley's wedding to J.P. in California, and more. Bob was also commissioned to work on the book America 24/7 that was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and was a New York Times Best Seller.
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