Mark shows off some DIY alternatives to expensive lighting gear that can be found online or at your local hardware store.
- You could easily spend 5 to 10,000 dollars or a whole…lot more on a basic kit of professional lighting equipment…and if you're setting up a professional studio,…you absolutely should.…But if you're just starting out with video production,…there's a lot you can do on the cheap…and still get great results.…Like you could use some of these cheaper…light fixtures like these clip lights.…They lack a lot of the control of a professional light…but they're nice and light, they're super cheap…and you can clip them pretty much anywhere.…You can even attach diffusion on the front here…with clothes pins to soften the light.…And you could use brighter bulbs as well.…
But always be aware of the wattage of a fixture…before you put a new bulb into it.…You can always check the label and…see what the maximum wattage is.…Like if you put a 250 watt bulb in a household fixture…that's rated at 60 watts, it'll light up but…it could overheat the fixture, it could melt the parts,…it could cause a short and even maybe start a fire.…
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