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PHOTOGRAPHY: Outdoor Lighting on a Budget

Joshua Butts, Graphic Designer and Photographer

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4 Videos (15m)
    • Intro

    • Equipment

    • Outdoor Lighting Technique

    • Basic Retouching


About This Class

In this class I will be covering some of the equipment and a technique I use to get amazing lighting outdoors, AND on a Budget. This is a relatively short class (About 15mins) which should quickly give you a good overview of the technique I use so you have more time to go out and practice it.

You don't have to spend a lot of money to get photos that will impress people and get you more clients and you don't need expensive equipment. There is affordable lighting equipment and other alternatives to getting artificial light that can still get you the results you want. I will be teaching you about some of the software and equipment that I have spend very little money on and I use them often to take these incredible photos.

I will also be teaching you how to photograph outdoor lighting portraits without the use of a light meter. They can be very expensive and though light meters are a great tools, this course will give you a good starting point and can help you to easily take beautiful pictures without needing one.My goal with this class is to help teach you how to really control the balance of ambient light to artificial light using some simple techniques that will seriously improve how to take photos.

Last off, I will be going over a few basics of color correcting and retouching that I like to quickly go over most of my photos with before sharing them online!

Example Photo from the course:


Links to the equipment I use:

Amazon: Light Stand $15 LINK alternate for two stand kit LINK
Yongnuo Transmitters $30 LINK
Flash Bracket $13 LINK
Umbrella $18 LINK
Speedlite Softbox $30 LINK
Promatic Flash FTD 2500 ~$10 LINK
Yongnuo Flash MK III $63 LINK
Yongnuo Flash 568 EKII $101 LINK





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Joshua Butts

Graphic Designer and Photographer

Josh Butts is a Graphic Designer and Photographer. He currently works for a creative agency in Provo, Utah. He's worked with many people doing creative work usually involving illustration, logo, and web design. The classes on this channel cover mostly vector illustration but there are also many other valuable skills that can be learned from the other classes on the channel. Join some of his classes to gain from valuable experience and get better at design an...

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