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From Flat to Flattering: Lighting Tricks from a Hollywood Set
Mike Kubeisy
with Mike Kubeisy
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Take your photography from flat to flattering! Join Mike Kubeisy as he teaches you a new way to look at light and think about lighting your subjects. We capture images with two dim... READ MORE
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lessons: 8 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 32min
published: 2016
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From Flat to Flattering: Lighting Tricks from a Hollywood Set
with Mike Kubeisy
Take your photography from flat to flattering! Join Mike Kubeisy as he teaches you a new way to look at light and think about lighting your subjects. We capture images with two dimensional tool, but you can learn how to add a third dimension to your photographs by controlling your lighting to add depth, introduce texture, and make your subjects look fantastic. As Mike takes you through each lighting setup, from in the studio to DIY setups at home, he shares invaluable tips and tricks he’s learned from years of shooting celebrities on Hollywood sets. By the end of the class you’ll have a new set of techniques to apply to your own work. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Mike as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
30 sec
lesson 2: Getting Started
Mike starts with a basic lighting setup that many photographers use, and talks through each step of his process.
16min, 28sec
lesson 3: Clamshell Lighting: Studio
In this second setup, the lighting is different, but the theory is the same. Lighting the background differently adds depth.
9min, 16sec
lesson 4: Clamshell Lighting: DIY
Mike share an alternative clamshell lighting setup for people who don’t have access to a full studio of equipment.
7min, 33sec
lesson 5: Home Studio Setup
Here’s a simple setup you can do at home or take on location.
16min, 17sec
lesson 6: Adding Texture
Using a cucoloris or “cookie” you can add texture to your background lighting.
18min, 41sec
lesson 7: Using Speedlights
You can use the same theory of lighting we’ve been learning so far.
14min, 42sec
lesson 8: Fashion Look
Mike wraps up the class with a fashion lighting setup on a white background for an almost floating look.
12min, 52sec
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meet  Mike Kubeisy
Hollywood Movie, TV & Celebrity Photographer
Mike Kubeisy has been shooting celebrities in Hollywood for over 30 years as a motion picture and television stills photographer. Mike is best known for his work on countless popular shows, like NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. Mike is a writer for Photofocus, an instructor at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, and a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. Mike is best known for his work on countless popular shows that are household names. His current projects are NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. Mike is a Trainer for KelbyOne, a writer for Photofocus, and a instructor at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Mike is also a member of the International Cinematographers Guild.
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