One Light Lighting By Jack Reznicki

1 hr 5 min
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Photographer Jack Reznicki has a philosophy about using available light: if it is available, use it! In this course, Jack starts out with the basics of understanding light and recognizing what that light is doing inside the photograph. The best way to learn lighting is to start with a single light and learn how to manipulate it. Jack wants to teach photographers how to affect the quantity of light without affecting the quality. Some of the techniques covered in this course include; positioning a large soft box, simulating sunlight in the studio, using nets, reflectors, and gobos, beauty light, and how to change the temperature of the light. This is a great course for photographers who are just getting started in the studio. Some advice from Jack – don’t be afraid to make mistakes. It just means you are learning.

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Jack Reznicki


Jack Reznicki is a commercial photographer specializing in people and children based in New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Tylenol, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Toys "R" Us, Kodak, Reader's Digest, Crest, AT&T, Playtex, and several Time Magazine covers. ...

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  1. Profile photo of Eric Eric

    Great course. Straight to the point, yet very informative with full of helpful tips.

  2. Profile photo of Kendo Kendo

    One of my favourites. Love variations he shows and comparisons. A learning experience!

  3. Profile photo of Katie Katie

    Faaaaan-tastic course! Simple, to the point, friendly, informative, useful and a great basic refresher on how to see light/shadow and how to wrangle it for a pleasing portrait. Thanks, Jack! You’re the sweetest!

  4. Profile photo of Vivian Bedoya Vivian Bedoya

    Great course, well-taught!

  5. Profile photo of evlens56 evlens56

    basic, but thorough. well presented —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of scaquariumdiver scaquariumdiver

    This is an excellent course. Very simple ideas that work very well. Enjoyed it! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of clintwolf clintwolf

    Great course! I learned a lot from the instructor. Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of Peter Simmons Peter Simmons

    Thanks Jack. Very clear and useful lighting info. More of these would be very useful to me. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  9. Profile photo of crouchcpa crouchcpa

    Mr. Reznicki made an excellent presentation with this training video. In addition to good technical material, Mr. Reznicki is very articulate which makes it easy to understand his instruction. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of 2me4u 2me4u

    Great lesson on one light —- Yes, please post my feedback

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