By shooting with the sun lower in the sky, you can save youtself a lot of lighting trouble. Mark demonstrates Shooting Outside later in the day with less lighting control equipment.
- And we're back, it's a few hours later.…The sun, as it does every day, is setting in the West.…It's just gone past our building over here,…so all we're getting is a little bit…of light in the sky above it.…But we've got about an hour of daylight left to work with…and you see how much nicer our shot…is without all of that extra gear necessary at all.…Cause now we're being lit by the whole dome of the sky.…He's getting nice even light all the way around.…He's getting a nice bit of backlight from this side…from the brightest part of the sky…that's wrapping around his head.…
Looks very nice, all natural.…Ah ha, it's not entirely all natural.…We've also got our Dedolight up here.…We've turned that on to give him…a little more light in his eyes.…It's our battery powered Dedolight,…and you see, without it, we lose that sparkle…in his eyes that we like so much.…We can still see him,…he would still be okay if we shot this,…we'd understand what he was saying, we'd know who he was.…But, with that little bit of extra sparkle in his eyes…
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