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Studio Lighting Basics Part 2

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Filmed live on location at The Academy Week in Ireland, follow along with the delegates in this in-depth series of films that take you from the basics to the creative of photographing people. From basic portraits, through Editorial, to Couples, Boudoir, Sports Physique and Nudes, Academy Master Mark Cleghorn and Kenny Martin give you all the knowledge and skills to take your images to the next level.

Getting started with studio flash can be a little daunting for some photographers, all these flash units, accessories and extra kit. However, the basics of light are the same no matter what the source, so join Kenny as he walks you through how to think and understand lighting in the studio. Kenny explains how and why to white balance, how to position your lights, the purpose of each position, how to use modifiers to shape and control the lights and the various configurations that make up the basic styles of studio lighting. So that no matter what equipment you have, by understand the how and the why behind the lighting, you can recreate these styles for yourself.

Equipment: Canon 5DMKII, Canon 85mm, Lastolite Ezybalance grey card, Expodisc, 2x Elinchrom D-Lite One, Elinchrom D-Lite 2, Elinchrom Quadra Battery with Action Head, Elinchrom Rotalux Deep Octabox 70cm, Elinchrom Rotalux Strip 50x130cm, Elinchrom Maxi Silver Reflector 40cm 33°, Sekonic L-758DR

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