Advanced Photography: Flash
Advanced Photography: Flash is an Advanced level course on 3D + Animation, crafted by an expert, Ben Long. This course is a critical foundation for a person who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation skills. It provides you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Photography, Lighting, Video, 3D + Animation, Photography, Lighting and Video.
The right kind of natural light casts an attractive, comforting glow over your shooting location. It’s easy to favor this kind of lighting over flash, which, when used poorly, shines a harsh, unflattering light on your subjects. But with the right skills and equipment, you can use flash to artificially create any kind of lighting in nearly any location—instead of having to wait for Mother Nature to set the scene. In this course, Ben Long goes beyond the basics of flash, diving into the intricacies of studio lighting. Learn about the behavior of light, how to leverage modifiers like umbrellas and softboxes, and even how to shop for the right flash and studio strobe. Plus, Ben shares real-world shooting scenarios that can lend these concepts a real-world context.
- Why use strobes instead of continuous light?
- How to think about light
- How light bounce works
- Learning lighting from existing photos
- Using a flash meter
- Simulating sunlight with shadows
- Using softboxes and umbrellas
- Calculating and using lighting ratios
- Shopping for studio strobes