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Studio Lighting Photography

James Schmelzer

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6 Videos (42m)
    • Introduction

    • The Principles of Lighting

    • The Position of Light

    • Feathering Light and Background Light

    • Camera Settings

    • Wrap-Up


About This Class

This class will teach you the pricipals of Studio Lighting for photography. We will go over such things as: Light placement and distance, the seven patterns of light, lighting to correct facial features, and much more. You will end my class by creating a sequence of images (light by light) that helps you to learn exactly what each light is doing and where it should go.

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This was a fabulous class. Mr. Schmeizer gave great real examples of the different types of lighting and when each type of lighting should be used. I will be referring back to this lecture series again and again to hone my skills.
One of the better explanations of how to light a face that I have ever seen. Great job James, thanks for all the information!
This is a quick and easy guide to studio lighting. I found it very helpful, and the examples were very clear and easy to understand. Recommended.
Cher Rineer

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Here's a little bit about James: Known for his consistently outstanding style of portrait and wedding photography, James Schmelzer is an internationally known Master Craftsmen Photographer, lecturer and owner of Elite Photographic Studio located in Shelby Twp., Michigan. As a professional photographer for over 25 years, James has been awarded the Photographic Craftsman & Master of Photography from PPA, Accolade of Photographic Mastery from WPPI, among many others.

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