Learning to use Studio Strobes

Learning to use Studio Strobes

Learning to use Studio Strobes is an Beginner level tutorial on 3D + Animation, created by an expert, Abba Shapiro. This tutorial is a critical base for an individual who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation skills. It provides you a strong understanding on Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Photography, Lighting, Video, Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Photography, Lighting and Video.

Free Download - Learning to use Studio Strobes
Author Abba Shapiro
Publish Date 11/15/2013
Skill Beginner
Duration 3h 37m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 62
Last Update N/A

In this course, Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro give beginning photographers a brisk look at using strobe lights in a studio setting—lessons that easily translate to the field and locations, inside and out. Learn why shooting with strobes and continuous lighting makes such a big impact on your photographs, and how to buy a good, affordable starter kit. Rich and Abba also show how to set your gear up, trigger your lights, and make modifications with accessories like reflectors, umbrellas, and soft boxes. Finally, learn how to make the most of what you have in a series of lighting challenges.

Topics include:

  • Why shoot with strobes?
  • Buying a lighting setup or parts
  • Mixing brands
  • Understanding the components of a studio strobe kit
  • Getting to know your lights
  • Triggering a light
  • Setting up your lights effectively
  • Testing your strobes
  • Modifying strobe lights

Learning to use Studio Strobes : Video Lessons

  • Welcome2m
  • What you should know to get the most from this course2m 2s
  • Shooting with strobes1m 23s
  • Strobe lighting allows you to shoot with an increased depth of field58s
  • Strobe lighting has faster recharge times than flashes1m 39s
  • Strobe lighting is good at freezing action48s
  • Strobe lighting offers many modifiers to shape light1m 37s
  • Continuous lighting is easier for a beginner to understand1m 47s
  • Continuous lighting makes it easier to achieve soft-light looks2m 57s
  • Continuous lighting is useful if mixing video into the shoot2m 50s
  • Buying piecemeal vs. buying a kit2m 29s
  • Criteria for selecting lights5m 57s
  • How many lights do you need?3m
  • How much power do you need5m 37s
  • Mixing brands3m 44s
  • Monolights and flash heads2m 22s
  • Reflectors and diffusers3m 54s
  • Lighting stands and booms3m 49s
  • Power pack or power supplies4m 29s
  • Sync cable2m 6s
  • Handling the lamp or bulb2m 52s
  • The role of the modeling light4m 36s
  • Keeping lights cool1m 46s
  • The master and slave relationship for lighting4m 4s
  • Essential controls5m 48s
  • Connecting the sync cable3m 16s
  • Using a wireless transmitter7m 7s
  • Slaving with a speedlight4m 36s
  • Setting shutter sync speed4m 56s
  • Setting an initial aperture and ISO2m 28s
  • Controlling power output3m 1s
  • Moving lights (the inverse-square rule)2m 8s
  • Using a light meter in camera4m 4s
  • Using an external light meter1m 45s
  • Test shooting with one light at a time2m 5s
  • Putting it all together1m 39s
  • Controlling exposure with power or aperture1m 6s
  • Refining exposure with ISO1m 39s
  • Tethering to a laptop5m 22s
  • Checking the shots on a computer3m 53s
  • Modifying strobe lights1m 9s
  • Bouncing the light with a reflector4m 26s
  • Bouncing the light with a bounce card1m 12s
  • Shaping the light with a beauty dish3m 5s
  • Diffusing the light with an umbrella5m 50s
  • Diffusing the light with a softbox4m 49s
  • Focusing the light with a snoot6m 58s
  • Modeling the light with grids and honeycombs2m 2s
  • Using flags to restrict the light2m 6s
  • Three-light setup6m 52s
  • Three-light dramatic portrait4m 59s
  • Four-light setup2m 59s
  • Take the challenge55s
  • Solution29s
  • Portrait challenge 18m 6s
  • Portrait challenge 23m 10s
  • Portrait challenge 312m 55s
  • Portrait challenge 43m 19s
  • Portrait challenge 54m 28s
  • Portrait challenge 69m 5s
  • Portrait challenge 74m 29s
  • Next steps39s

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