Science, lighting and narrative come together in this live show, as you’ll learn how to creatively control light and use simple everyday props to build impressively layered sets for portrait photography.
A slightly more technical setup, Karl demonstrates how to incorporate a prismatic lighting effect and shows how this can be combined with carefully controlled pockets of light to create a moody and dramatic feel.
Photographing his model Brittany, Karl explains his concept for the shot and how he used items such as sheets of acrylic, offcuts of material and basic items from around the studio to create an interesting set. Working through his lighting setup, he then shares a number of tips for achieving a specific lighting look and advises on how to balance multiple lights.
Topics covered in this show include:
- Portrait lighting setup ideas
- How to create prism lighting effects
- Techniques for creating small pockets of light
- How to create a set for photography
- Using flags to control light
This is the first of three creative portrait lighting live shows. Take a look at our live show schedule to see the dates for the next two.
Other portrait photography classes you might enjoy include:
- Live Workshop – Creative Portrait Lighting Techniques (Part 1)
- Live Workshop – broncolor ‘How-To’ with Urs Recher
- How To Full Version – Coloured Gels Fashion Shoot
If you have any questions about this show, please post in the comment section below.