with Chris Knight
Join Chris Knight and learn new ways to express your vision through your lighting! In this class, you’ll learn how to control and shape light to create mood, depth, and ambiance,... READ MORE
lessons: 10 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 41min
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The Art of Subtracting Light
with Chris Knight
Join Chris Knight and learn new ways to express your vision through your lighting! In this class, you’ll learn how to control and shape light to create mood, depth, and ambiance, utilize a variety of lighting modifiers, and use one, two, and three light setups, Chris will teach you how to restrict and control your light to help you tell the story you want to tell. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Goals and Gear (free course preview)
Join Chris as he introduces the class, discusses goals, and shares the gear he’ll be using.
lesson 2: Light is Light
Chris discusses the types of lights you will use to create your photos.
lesson 3: Directing the Light
Position of the light has a critical impact on your photograph.
lesson 4: The Flag
The flag light modifier can be used in a variety of ways.
lesson 5: Tools for Restricting Light
All of this is in service of creating specific beams of light.
lesson 6: Shadow Detail is Important
Layering a fill light onto the key light is important for bringing back important detail in the shadows.
lesson 7: Using One Light
Chris shares how he uses one light in a real world scenario to create a variety of moods and images.
lesson 8: Using Two Lights
Building on the previous lesson, Chris demonstrates how you can bring in a second light.
lesson 9: Using Three Lights
Taking things further, Chris brings in a third light for another shoot in the style of a sports advertisement.
lesson 10: Nuanced Portrait Light
Chris wraps up the class with a demonstration of how to create a more nuanced light in a portrait sitting.
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meet  Chris Knight
Internationally published photographer Chris Knight combines his love of art history and technology, topping it off with a flair for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail. His work has appeared in Vogue, People, Ocean Drive, and GQ, among others. Chris is the author of The Dramatic Portrait and an instructor at the Pratt Institute and the New York Film Academy.
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