Mark shows the accessories and lighting modifiers you need for basic interview shooting, including C-Stands, Spple Boxes, flags, bounce cards, and a wide variety of specific tools and gadgets.
- Now besides lights,…there are a lot of other items and accessories…it's a good idea to carry with you in your kit.…Now, you won't need all of them all the time,…but it's better to have some of this stuff and not need it…than need it and not have it.…Now, this is my accessory bag.…I just keep it loaded with all this stuff…so I can grab and go whenever I have a shoot.…Okay, let's see what I've got here.…There's a couple of extra stingers I need to plug in lights.…These are the hardware store ones, like I told you,…they're just as good.…This is a nice 1K dimmer that I can use to dim a light.…Of course, remember this only is going to work with…a Tungsten light and not with LEDs or fluorescent lights.…
I've got a couple of sockets on wires,…all wired up and ready to go…so I can hang a cool-looking light bulb in a shot…or put something inside a Chinese lantern.…I've got some gloves.…You want a nice pair of heavy leather gloves,…which are handy for handling hot lights…or just wrapping dirty cables, it's nice to have gloves.…
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