with Lindsay Adler
Join Lindsay Adler in studio for a class all about the extremes of lighting! From low key to high key setups, Lindsay starts you at the beginning where your shoot’s purpose deter... READ MORE
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Master High Key and Low Key Lighting
with Lindsay Adler
Join Lindsay Adler in studio for a class all about the extremes of lighting! From low key to high key setups, Lindsay starts you at the beginning where your shoot’s purpose determines the type of lighting you will use and all the choices you make from that point onward. In the first half of the class Lindsay focuses on low key setups, with a look at the characteristics of low key photographs, to the modifiers you can use, to examples of her favorite setups. In the second half of the class Lindsay builds on what you’ve learned about low key lighting to morph into a variety of high key setups. All throughout the class Lindsay shares her perspectives on why and when she uses a particular set up, the gear she uses, the positions of the lights, and so much more. <span style="font-weight: 400;">Get ready to have a whole new repertoire of lighting setups to add to your studio offerings.</span> This class is perfect for an intermediate or experienced photographer looking to experiment with extreme light. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: High Key vs Low Key Light (free course preview)
Join Lindsay as she introduces the class and jumps into a discussion of high key vs low key lighting.
lesson 2: Characteristics of Low Key Photo
Lindsay breaks down what makes a photo a low key photograph.
lesson 3: Direction of Light in Low Key
How direction of light affects a low key photo.
lesson 4: Low Key Lighting Modifiers
Any modifier can be used for low key lighting, but there are some specialty modifiers for this purpose.
lesson 5: How to Narrow the Light for Low Key
Lindsay demonstrates how you can use modifiers and distance to narrow the light on your subject.
lesson 6: Controlling Your Light for Low Key
There are many factors to consider when controlling your light.
lesson 7: Favorite Low Key Setups
Lindsay takes us through some of her favorite low key lighting setups.
lesson 8: From Dramatic to Creative Low Key
Starting with a dramatic low key setup, Lindsay demonstrates how to change it up to be more creative.
lesson 9: Vintage Low Key Setup
A characteristic of film noir is shadow.
lesson 10: Introduction to High Key Lighting
Moving on from low key lighting, Lindsay introduces the concept of high key lighting.
lesson 11: Evolving from Low to High Key
Starting with a low key setup, Lindsay analyzes the image and shows how to transform the setup for high key.
lesson 12: High Key Headshot
A high key headshot is a very useful and popular look.
lesson 13: Head to Toe High Key Setup
It is a lot harder to light a high key setup from head to toe than just a head shot.
lesson 14: Extreme High Key Setup
Lindsay demonstrates and extreme high key lighting setup using only 2 lights.
lesson 15: Conclusion
Lindsay wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you put these setups into practice.
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meet  Lindsay Adler
NYC-based fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. A clean, bold, and graphic style has become the hallmark of her work, whether shooting advertising campaigns, designer look books, jewelry, hair campaigns, or fashion editorials. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.
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