The Clock and Compass | The Photographer Academy

The Clock and Compass

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Learn how to master the basics of studio lighting. In this film Mark Cleghorn will implement his clock and compass lighting technique and highlight how easy it can be to set your lighting correctly and in turn create great imagry straight out of camera.

The clock and compass lighting method is quite simply lighting by numbers and this step by step guide makes it so easy to remember the direction of lighting and its effect it will have on the subject and the photograph. This technique can be applied studio flash, speedlites, strobes and continuous lighting.

In this one we strip thing back to the bare basics where Mark will use one light to illuminate his subject from each position on the figurative clock to show you how to achieve different looks by simply moving the light. This knowledge of lighting is a fundamental element in the work of all photographers and if it is nailed perfectly you are guaranteed to produce beautiful looking images.