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Creative Lighting for Photographers
Joe McNally
with Joe McNally
Professional photographer Joe McNally takes you on location to teach you how to transform and manipulate light to to create a scene, get the shot you want, and tell a story. Watch ... READ MORE
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Creative Lighting for Photographers
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 26min
published: 2010
watched: 1717 Member Views
Creative Lighting for Photographers
with Joe McNally
Professional photographer Joe McNally takes you on location to teach you how to transform and manipulate light to to create a scene, get the shot you want, and tell a story. Watch as he transforms a dark motel room, creates a dramatic and creepy scene, and uses high-speed sync for some fast action shots. <br> <br> This class is perfect for the intermediate or advanced looking to manipulate light to tell a story. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Describing the Scene (free course preview)

Joe has brought his people out to a dark, dusty motel for a noir-themed photo shoot

3min, 11sec
lesson 2: Transforming Light Sources

Using a bed sheet and a single light source for the initial setup

8min, 55sec
lesson 3: Altering the Mood

Making the shots more melancholy just by changing the level of exposure

6min, 28sec
lesson 4: Single SB900 Flash

Using the single flash through the bed sheet provides a big, diffused light source that I very versatile

10min, 22sec
lesson 5: Hard Light

Strengthening the light source casts dramatic shadows and changes the fee of the image

5min, 51sec
lesson 6: Snapping Away

Working through the shoot with different positions and clothing

5min, 15sec
lesson 7: Lots of Drama

Changing makeup, wardrobe, and creating a new lighting setup to add some more drama to the scene

8min, 39sec
lesson 8: Creepy Color

Using gels on the headlights of cars to add some colored light to the crime scene

4min, 38sec
lesson 9: Crime Scene Shoot

Joe works with different lighting groups, multiple subjects, different colored gels – all to get one shot!

7min, 45sec
lesson 10: High Speed Synch

Shooting skateboarding action using a flash synched at high shutter speeds

5min, 36sec
lesson 11: Skate Park Shoot

Using a bank of flashes with remote triggers and fast shutter speeds

8min, 35sec
lesson 12: Action Shots

Trying to keep up with the fast moves of a skate boarding subject

2min, 57sec
lesson 13: Bits and Pieces

Everyone is working out their best moves and trying to find the great shots among the not-so-great ones

7min, 48sec
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Master of Portraits & World Leader in Flash Education
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose career has spanned over 30 years and included assignments in over 70 countries. Bridging the world between photojournalism and advertising, he has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic.
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