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Creative Light Uses in Studio Photography
Frank Doorhof
with Frank Doorhof
Creative Light Uses in Studio Photography
lessons: 14 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 23min
published: 2011
watched: 1289 Member Views
Creative Light Uses in Studio Photography
with Frank Doorhof
In this course Frank offers advice on posing models and their hands, shooting with soft boxes, hard light vs. soft light, and much more. In later lessons, Frank introduces a wind machine to his shoot, along with fire cloth, water spray, and sheets of plastic. Follow along and get some fresh ideas on how to get creative with your studio lighting. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Posing Your Models (free course preview)

Frank shares some tips on directing your models for better lines and curves in their poses which will translate to better images

5min, 24sec
lesson 2: Making the Most of Your Soft Box

This lesson has tricks for optimizing the use of your Elinchrom Octa soft box

8min, 13sec
lesson 3: Maximize Your Deep Octa

Frank shows different ways to configure a deep Octa soft box and how to account for the hot spot

8min, 36sec
lesson 4: Two Strip Lights

Frank places his model between two strip lights and uses flags to block excess light

5min, 9sec
lesson 5: Hard Light

Frank places his model in front of a black background with hard light and uses a second strobe to open up the shadows

6min, 20sec
lesson 6: Walls, Music, and Flags

The ability to be creative with your lighting will allow you to shoot wherever you want

8min, 51sec
lesson 7: Casting Shadows

Use a white wall behind the subject to create interesting shadows in the images

6min, 2sec
lesson 8: Wind and Fire Cloth

Add some action to your photos with a wind machine and a fire cloth

7min, 49sec
lesson 9: Posing Hands

Frank demonstrates the right and wrong ways to include the hands in your shot

5min, 35sec
lesson 10: Rembrandt and Butterfly Lighting

These two lighting setups are very popular and provide a good base for getting started

3min, 27sec
lesson 11: Painting with Light

Adjusting shutter speed to capture hot lights

4min, 47sec
lesson 12: Wet Hair and Rain

Making small changes to your model gives your shots a unique look

5min, 53sec
lesson 13: Quick Tips

Mark the floor of your studio so that your models know where to stand

3min, 3sec
lesson 14: Plastic and the Great Escape

Placing two lights behind plastic creates a very unique look for this shot

4min, 34sec
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Frank Doorhof
meet  Frank Doorhof
Netherlands-Based Fashion & Glamour Photographer
Born in Amsterdam, Frank Doorhof has a passion for photography and teaching it. He has released numerous books, like Mastering the Model Shoot, and is a sought-out speaker for seminars and events. He strongly believes and teaches that the language of photography is light and that photographers should be able to "speak the language" instead of always having to fake it in Photoshop.
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