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This course is for beginner photographers who need to appreciate the basics of lighting and the techniques involved to create timeless images. Natalie Fobes, photographer and teacher, teaches this course for portraiture lighting, which is also applicable for strobe lighting. The course begins with taking apart photos to better understand the basics of lighting and the mood of a portrait. She then moves on to lighting setup options including the use of butterfly lighting, the Rembrandt pattern, split lighting pattern, backlighting, and clamshell lighting. Fobes also includes topics such as minimizing physical challengers, lighting gear, lighting for various skin tones, four-light portrait scenarios, and wraparound lighting. Get acquainted with portrait lighting and take your photos to the next level of success with this online tutorial.

Topics include:
• Looking at the light
• Portrait lighting setups
• Advanced portrait lighting

Level: Beginner
Length: 1h 11m
Release Date: September 24, 2012

Here is a preview of the tutorial to give you a good idea of what the tutorial is like: