Join Robert Vanelli for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Improving Your Photography and Portraits with Lighting Modifiers.
- Now, before watching this course, you should have a basic understanding of how to properly expose an image using the exposure triangle. Things like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO are extremely important. Now, we're going to introduce two new variables, light-to-subject distance and the power of the light. Now, if this sounds too confusing, don't worry. You can always watch other courses here on the online library to help you understand exposure. Now, keep in mind, it's extremely important that you begin with a camera that you're familiar with.
This way you can focus on the lighting techniques and not on the camera itself. Now, if you don't have the same lights that we're using today, don't worry. This is about concepts and not about the actual lights themself. Now that you know what we're going to cover and what you need to know to learn, let's get started.
- What is a lighting modifier?
- Technical and artistic benefits of lighting modifiers
- Using an umbrella to bounce light
- Lighting portraits with an umbrella
- Lighting a portrait with a softbox
- Shooting with a beauty dish
- Softening light with diffusers
- Adjusting color temperature using gels
- Lighting a portrait with a speedlight