Mark teaches what Color Temperature is, and how to make the correct lighting color choices for each shooting situation.
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- Although you may not notice it with your eyes,…light comes in a wide range of colors.…And I'm talking about so called white light that we…see everyday, not the colors of light you see at…the discotheque or when the police are chasing you.…I'm talking about full spectrum white light.…It comes in a specific color temperature.…Believe it or not, daylight is actually blue…and the light from your household lamps is actually orange.…You don't notice the difference because your eyes and brain…are very good at correcting this and compensating,…so colors appear normal in either kind of light…without you even noticing the difference.…
But cameras are not as clever as you are.…Whether it's film or video, your imaging…medium is set to record colors correctly at…only one color temperature at a time.…Most cameras now have white balance…settings preset for daylight, shade, tungsten,…light bulbs, fluorescent, and some others.…There's also usually a custom setting for…situations where you're in between.…In this office, our subject is lit by movie lights…
In this course, Mark W. Gray teaches the fundamentals of portrait lighting, including standard three-point lighting setups, how to light for specific subjects, and how to deal with the challenges of location shooting. He shows you the effect of big and small lighting changes, including angle, intensity, and color temperature. He discusses the various types of lighting equipment available, providing both professional options and affordable options. Mark also demonstrates how to go beyond the standard setup to achieve a variety of outcomes.
- Lighting fundamentals including shape, quality, color, and direction
- Understanding when to implement specific lighting techniques
- Controlling the quality of light
- The basic 3-point lighting setup
- Shooting outdoors and controlling sunlight
- Understanding color temperature and making correct color choices
- Finding budget-friendly lighting solutions
- Staging your shots for maximum quality and minimum effort