Light Shaping Tools

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In this course we’ll examine various light shaping tools and how to speak with light. We’ll investigate how these light shaping tools can produce dramatic and different portrait solutions. watch trailer | watch course

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : Studio Hardware
Lesson 3 : Small Flashes
Lesson 4 : Tripod Setup
Lesson 5 : The Umbrella Light
Lesson 6 : The Model and the Light
Lesson 7 : Establishing Trust
Lesson 8 : The Light and the Face
Lesson 9 : Size and Distance of the Light Source
Lesson 10 : Diffusing the Light Source
Lesson 11 : Shoot Through Umbrella
Lesson 12 : Changing Power Ratios
Lesson 13 : Control of the Light
Lesson 14 : Centering the Light
Lesson 15 : Over / Under Combination
Lesson 16 : Skirting the Light
Lesson 17 : Working with the Soft Box
Lesson 18 : Keeping Your Subject Involved
Lesson 19 : Shapes of Soft Boxes
Lesson 20 : Using a Fill Card
Lesson 21 : Different Looks
Lesson 22 : Closeness and Direction of the Light Source
Lesson 23 : Beauty Fill
Lesson 24 : BONUS: Ring Light
Lesson 25 : BONUS: Ballerina in the Air

Joe McNally | Master of Portraits & World Leader in Flash Education

Joe McNally

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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