To truly understand working with studio lighting you first have to understand light. This opening chapter of our “Lighting Theory and Equipment” course covers the fundaments of light, equipping you with the knowledge you need to confidently work with studio light.
Through a number of visual demonstrations Karl demonstrates the practicalities of light, exploring the effect hard and soft light has on shadows, texture and three dimensionality and shows you how to achieve exact control over reflections, shadows and highlights.
Karl also provides a complete explanation, along with further practical demonstrations, of the inverse square law and color spectrum of light.
In this photography class we cover the following:
- Different light sources and their effects
- Hard light vs soft light
- Careful control of light and shadows
- Using reflectors and negative fill
- Revealing texture
- Inverse square law
- Color spectrum of light