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How did you learn studio lighting?

 
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Jan 01, 2012 21:03 |  #46

I still haven't learned and I got all the tools. But I just suck




  
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Jan 01, 2012 22:52 |  #47

MDJAK wrote in post #13631484 (external link)
I still haven't learned and I got all the tools. But I just suck

You ain't alone brother, but is sure is fun learning and trying:lol:


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Jan 02, 2012 05:49 |  #48

dmward wrote in post #12771455 (external link)
The best way to learn lighting is to light subjects and photograph them.
When I was a young photographer using hot lights and sheet film we would spend hours getting the lighting just right and then maybe 15 minutes making the exposures.

It seems now everyone wants to spend 15 minutes lighting a subject and then hours in post production.

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Jan 02, 2012 06:54 |  #49

When I first got my camera I was looking for workshops online to learn how to use it. The only thing in the area at the time was a studio lighting class. I signed up and learned a lot of the basics. I became friends with the guy that ran the workshop and he's been super nice helping me out with questions this past year.

I've taken a few workshops since (mostly one reoccuring one every 2 months) to learn some new set ups. I also play around a lot on my own. I bought one strobe to start, then learned that. Then I bought another one and learned how to use two. Now I shoot with 3 + reflector (if I need that much).

I did that all over the course of last year. I feel I have a decent understanding of lighting and different modifiers. I am starting to get what I want. 2012 is going to be all about practice and trying new things :)

Find a class if you can. Otherwise just start small and learn one light. When you start using multiple lights a flash meter can help a lot.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:12 |  #50

youtube videos for me. and this website




  
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