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Location Lighting with the Elinchrom ELB 400
Scott Kelby
with Scott Kelby
Take your studio lighting game on location! Join Scott Kelby for an action packed class on how to use the Elinchrom ELB 400 in a variety of locations. From a local golf course to t... READ MORE
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lessons: 19 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 48min
published: 2015
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Location Lighting with the Elinchrom ELB 400
with Scott Kelby
Take your studio lighting game on location! Join Scott Kelby for an action packed class on how to use the Elinchrom ELB 400 in a variety of locations. From a local golf course to the Nevada desert to a wedding venue, Scott shows you all kinds of ways to leverage the portability and power of the ELB 400 to unleash your creativity. Scott starts off by introducing the kit he uses on location, explaining the various components, and showing you how they work together. From there it is location, location, location, as Scott demonstrates how this kit works by putting it through its paces indoors and out. At the end of the class Scott shows you three very cool special effects modes this kit can do that are a lot fun to see in action. All along the way Scott digs deep and shares lighting tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your time and get the best results possible. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Scott as he introduces the class and goes over what will be covered in the chapters that follow. From there Scott jumps into what he uses, and the advantages of using a battery pack on location.
7min, 39sec
lesson 2: Flash Head Options
There are two kinds of heads you can get with this pack, and Scott explains the differences you need to know.
6min, 25sec
lesson 3: Choosing the Right Kit
Here’s what you need to know when you are getting your first portable kit.
5min, 2sec
lesson 4: On Location: Golfer Part 1
The first shoot takes place on a golf course, where Scott goes through all the steps for setting up the lights, metering his subject, and taking the shot.
5min, 35sec
lesson 5: On Location: Golfer Part 2
Building on the previous shoot, Scott brings in a second head and demonstrates the setup using a single pack.
8min, 23sec
lesson 6: On Location: Golfer Part 3
Scott wraps up the golf location shoot by showing what is possible when you bring in a second pack to control the second light.
4min, 23sec
lesson 7: On Location: Events Part 1
When shooting an event like a wedding you need to be able to move fast and easily through the event to get the shots no matter where you are in the venue.
2min, 40sec
lesson 8: On Location: Events Part 2
Working with a bride and groom outdoors on location, Scott demonstrates how you can use the pack with a single head and a small softbox as a light modifier.
3min, 39sec
lesson 9: On Location: Events Part 3
Continuing to work with the wedding party in an indoor location, Scott shows how to use the lower power B port when you just need just a little bit of light, and then on the flip side turn the power on the pack up to put the background in darkness.
3min, 58sec
lesson 10: On Location: Events Part 4
Switching to the formal portrait shoot Scott has changed the light modifier to the 53 inch Octa softbox.
4min, 59sec
lesson 11: On Location: Events Part 5
Scott wraps up the wedding shoot with a couple of ways you can use light from the ELB 400 to mimic natural light.
5min, 38sec
lesson 12: On Location: In the Desert Part 1
Scott heads out to the Nevada desert for a fashion photography shoot with the ELB 400. In this lesson Scott explains what they are doing out in the desert and what gear he’ll be using.
4min, 37sec
lesson 13: On Location: In the Desert Part 2
The first desert shoot takes place on a dry lake bed in the late afternoon sun.
5min, 57sec
lesson 14: On Location: In the Desert Part 3
Building on the previous shoot Scott switches lenses to get in closer to the subject. Later on in the shoot the softbox is switched out for a beauty dish.
4min, 18sec
lesson 15: Special Effects Part 1
While this is not the meat and potatoes use of the pack, there are some cool tricks you’ll want to know how to use in case you ever have a situation that calls for them. The first mode is called Stroboscopic Mode, and in this lesson Scott explains how to set it up.
14min, 46sec
lesson 16: Special Effects Part 2
With the pack setup and the lights in place, Scott brings in a dancer who will be the subject for the shoot.
5min, 48sec
lesson 17: Special Effects Part 3
The next mode is called Delayed Mode, which creates a blur behind the subject and then freezes the subject in motion.
3min, 0sec
lesson 18: Special Effects Part 4
The special effects demonstration ends with Scott showing you how to use Sequencing Mode, which allows you to get multiple lighting looks within a split second.
10min, 20sec
lesson 19: Conclusion
Scott wraps up the class with some closing words on using this portable kit in a variety of locations.
1min, 18sec
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