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.
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Course Introduction from Joe McNally
Quick introduction into light shaping tools.
Overview of the SB800 system
Explanation of custom tripod setup.
The Process of placing the light.
Making the studio comfortable.
Relating to your subject.
How the direction of light affects the portrait.
How the size of the light affects the feel of the light, while introducing the diffuser.
Continuation of the diffuser in front of the main light, and adding the tri-grip reflector.
Diffusing the light in a different way.
How you affect power output and F-stop.
Changing the power and distance of the light source.
Changing the angle of the light.
Adding a low fill card.
Techniques for gradating the light source.
Soft Box construction and approach.
Working your way towards a good picture.
Square? Octa? Choosing your light shaping tool.
How a fill card opens up shadows.
Noticing things about your subject and following up.
Achieving a dramatic effect.
Using the floor as a light source.
Fashion and Fun on the set.
Location strobe at sunset.
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New…