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Basic Photographic Lighting

Dan Naylor, Photographic Lighting

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5 Videos (23m)
    • 1 Skillshare intro

    • 2 Lighting with reflector

    • 3 Using a snoot

    • 4 Soft box Umbrella

    • 5 Conclusion


About This Class

This is a class on basic photographic studio lighting.  It will go over tools for lighting and how to use them to control light.  The set-up is kept simple, working on a table top with a single light source.  The equipment required is: A camera that can be set on manual, 1 light with a reflector ( continuous, or studio flash with a modeling light ), 1 light stand, 1 white card, 1 black or opaque card, 1 shaving mirror, 1 roll of tape,  1 welder type clamp, 1 snoot ( optional ), 1 roll of cinefoil, or aluminum foil painted black, 1 piece of cardboard about 18"x18" plus a mat knife to cut it, 1 small soft box ( optional ), or piece of white fabric about 20"x20" and your subject.  I used an orange in a small bowl.

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Very informative and to the point, it gave me some great ideas.
Thanks Dan! Good one! A suggestion would be is to put both pictures side by side in each demonstration, so we as viewers can really see the difference you are making with each technique! Thanks again! Cheers! Mike Abe San Francisco
Just what I was looking for!





Dan Naylor

Photographic Lighting

After graduating from the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in 1975, I worked initially as a commercial artist and illustrator, and then a partner in Walker & Naylor, Inc., one of the first companies to adapt computer technology to the graphic arts. Along the way I developed an interest ( and later a passion ) for photography. I believe that my perspective as a designer and artist adds a creative dimension to the often technical challenges faced by professional photographers. Altho...

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