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Studio Lighting 101

Lindsay Adler

Studio Lighting 101

Lindsay Adler

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Lessons

Class Trailer

Day 1

1

Studio Essentials: Shutter Speed

15:50
2

Studio Essentials: Flash Exposure

22:26
3

Studio Essentials: White Balance

21:15
4

Light Principles: Inverse Square Law

26:46
5

Lighting Patterns

15:29
6

Shoot: Demo Lighting Patterns

28:06
7

Quality of Light and Modifiers

09:59
8

Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Diffusion and Grid

13:40
9

Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Umbrellas

31:01
10

Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Softboxes

21:08
11

Shoot: Choosing a Modifier - Extra Stuff

28:10
12

10 One Light Set-ups: 1 and 2

17:07
13

10 One Light Set-ups: 3 to 5

18:16
14

10 One Light Set-ups: 6 to 10

15:57
15

One Light Set-ups: Pop Quiz

21:21

Day 2

16

FAQ for Purchasing Studio Light Part 1

31:00
17

FAQ for Purchasing Studio Light Part 2

25:36
18

FAQ for Purchasing Studio Light Part 3

43:53
19

10 Two Light Set-Ups: 1 and 2

24:29
20

10 Two Light Set-Ups: 3 to 6

25:24
21

10 Two Light Set-Ups: 7 to 10

22:30
22

5 Two Light Set-Ups: 1 & 2

13:27
23

5 Two Light Set-Ups: 3 to 5

33:37
24

5 Basic Three Light Set-Ups: 1 & 2

21:05
25

5 Basic Three Light Set-Ups: 3 to 5

25:52
26

5 Intermediate Three Light Set-Ups: 1 to 3

17:14
27

5 Intermediate Three Light Set-Ups: 4 & 5

12:58
28

10 Common Lighting Mistakes

16:46

Day 3

29

Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 1

39:29
30

Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 2 to 6

37:25
31

Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 7

15:50
32

Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 8

25:51
33

Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 9

16:19
34

Solving 12 Common Problems of Studio Lighting: 10 to 12

26:11
35

Portrait Lighting: 1, 2, and 3 Lights

14:51
36

Beauty Lighting: 1, 2, and 3 Lights

18:06
37

Lighting Groups: 1, 2, and 3 Lights

15:53
38

Lighting for Drama: 1, 2, and 3 Lights

24:19
39

Your First Studio Lighting

38:46

Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for CreativeLive subscribers.


AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Expertly light a portrait using just one light and one modifier
  • Work with more complex two and three-light set-ups
  • Create light for portraits, beauty, or drama
  • Light a group photograph
  • Learn to troubleshoot the most common lighting questions
  • Confidently purchase the right lighting equipment for your work

ABOUT LINDSAY’S CLASS:

Intimidated by studio lights? In Studio Lighting 101, fashion photographer Lindsay Adler deciphers the complexities of studio light, breaking it down into simple concepts for beginners. In this class, you'll learn everything from basic lighting terminology to creating multiple light set-ups. Start with the basics like how to adjust your digital camera settings for studio strobes and layer in the details you'll need to light your first photo studio portrait.

Photographers on a budget will learn how to light a portrait using a single light, modifier, and photography light stand. Then, learn to work with two and three light kits to create drama, background separation, and more. You'll see dozens of studio lighting set-ups, from start-to-finish, behind the scenes in this live recorded class. Develop the skills to troubleshoot several common photography studio lighting problems, like lighting large groups and correcting reflections on glasses.

By the end of this class, you'll know how to buy your first studio lighting kit and how to shoot that first in-studio portrait. This class is ideal both for beginning photographers that don't understand much beyond the exposure triangle and experienced natural light photographers ready to try a studio setting.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginners with a grasp of the exposure triangle
  • Intermediate and advanced natural light photographers new to studio lighting

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler is one of the most well-known in her field, noted for her style, posing and mastery of the studio lighting system. Along with working as a photographer, she's also a respected educator, a Canon Explorer of Light, and author of three instructional photography books. Her work has appeared in publications such as Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Noise, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. Lindsay is a sought after speaker for her experience and straightforward, easy-to-follow teaching style.

Class Materials

bonus material with purchase

Keynote 1
Keynote 2
Keynote 3
Gear Guide
Diagrams

Ratings and Reviews

BolesMA
 

If you're on the fence about this class I can easily answer your concerns. BUY IT. Lindsay provides top notch professional education while keeping things interesting. Her words are precise and direct. I actually felt GOOD just watching and learning. I mean, like someone surprised me with a cupcake kinda GOOD. After the class I could immediately see improvements in my photography. The best part is that I learned enough to see the wrong in my setups. Knowing what's wrong is just as important as knowing what's right. She is funny, easy going, energetic and filled with knowledge. I would also highly recommend her Posing 101 class as a must have addition to this course. I feel like I have learned more than I could possibly use. I will be going through this course over and over again just to make sure it all sinks in. There's THAT MUCH she offers that you will always learn more with each time you watch. I hope this helps someone make the decision to up their game. That is exactly what it did for me.

Jason Ashley
 

I loved this course! Lindsay spent so much time with explaining each set-up in-depth that anyone picking up a camera could understand how to accomplish their lighting goals. This course covered so many unique (but, most likely to come across scenarios) and how one would approach the challenge and how to successfully accomplish with incredible results, not average-sub-standard or basic results, but above entry-level standards, high-level, money-generating lighting expertise! ZERO laziness in her explanations to the point where she is constantly refining her course in the middle of the 3 days. Her passion gleams throughout each days lessons with so much energy. You know she really wants her students both in-person and through the screen to be successful in whatever type of lighting they choose to dabble in. I am so happy, I have bookmarked, and i'm so happy and fortunate to have this course to reference for hopefully –everrrr. Thanks!

Beatrice Palma
 

Hi, I am Beatrice from Italy. I think this class is superb. I finally understood what are the guide lines to follow, I tried for years but never found such a good explanation. Lindsay is a wonderful teacher, she explains in a simple way, she shares a lot of knowledge and she shows in practice what are the results of every single choice. Thank you so much, it was really amazing and super interesting!!!!

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