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Bob Davis' Professional Photography Lighting Techniques

Video Description

Learn the ins and outs of digital photography lighting techniques with Bob Davis and this one-of-a-kind video training course! Digital photography expert Bob Davis shares his professional lighting techniques and the various types of light he uses in his shoots in this video training offering. Through these hands-on tutorials, Davis teaches you the differences between the quality of light and the quantity of light and shows how to enhance light sources for optimal results. Davis provides expert, straight-forward, user-friendly training to help you tackle new topics the way you want to learn. Master basic skills, boost your creativity, and challenge yourself in bold new directions. Includes visual demonstrations to show how Bob uses different types of light, such as natural or mixed, and also lighting tools, such as the camera and its settings, camera gels and speed light, reflectors and strobes, and light meter Explains how to apply these lighting techniques to your own on-location shoots Covers each piece of the professional equipment Davis uses for lighting and how to get the best results with them Includes over 5 hours of Bob Davis professional lighting techniques video training If you’re looking for real-world lighting technique instruction from a true professional, you’ll find it here.

Table of Contents

  1. Lesson 1
    1. Course Introduction — Professional Photography Lighting Techniques 00:01:12
  2. Lesson 2
    1. Introduction to the Quality of Light 00:02:51
  3. Lesson 3
    1. Setting Up Your Camera for Your Shoot — ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture 00:07:09
  4. Lesson 4
    1. Photographing in Available Light 00:04:55
  5. Lesson 5
    1. Using On-Camera Flash with a Speedlight 00:09:26
  6. Lesson 6
    1. Bouncing and Modifying Your Light 00:08:36
  7. Lesson 7
    1. Using Off-Camera Speedlight 00:09:39
  8. Lesson 8
    1. Creating a Hair Light — Creative One Off-Camera Speedlight 00:04:08
  9. Lesson 9
    1. Using Gels and Adding Color 00:06:07
  10. Lesson 10
    1. Using a Point and Shoot with Off-Camera Flash 00:01:21
  11. Lesson 11
    1. Shooting in Mixed Lighting 00:16:31
  12. Lesson 12
    1. Shooting Portraits in Natural Light 00:06:15
  13. Lesson 13
    1. Using a Reflector 00:06:51
  14. Lesson 14
    1. Interacting with Models 00:00:56
  15. Lesson 15
    1. Introduction to Studio Strobes 00:05:26
  16. Lesson 16
    1. Photographing with Studio Strobes 00:06:25
  17. Lesson 17
    1. Using Studio Strobe with Umbrella as a Light Modifier 00:06:51
  18. Lesson 18
    1. Using a Softbox and Cross Lighting 00:08:06
  19. Lesson 19
    1. Creating a Three-Light Studio Shoot — Hard Light 00:04:28
  20. Lesson 20
    1. Setting Up Light Placement 00:09:40
  21. Lesson 21
    1. Getting Creative with Wireless Triggers 00:04:55
  22. Lesson 22
    1. Introduction to Kelvin Color Temperature 00:08:07
  23. Lesson 23
    1. Metering the Scene 00:10:14
  24. Lesson 24
    1. Reading Exposure with Your In-Camera Histogram 00:05:57
  25. Lesson 25
    1. Adding Highlights to the Eyes 00:03:35
  26. Lesson 26
    1. Adding a Wireless Off-Camera Speedlight 00:03:45
  27. Lesson 27
    1. Creating Rock-Star Lighting 00:13:37
  28. Lesson 28
    1. Creating Spot Light and Fill Flash Using Kelvin 00:08:56
  29. Lesson 29
    1. On Location—Alley in Direct Sunlight 00:13:30
  30. Lesson 30
    1. On Location—Chicago Park, Driving to the Shoot 00:03:11
  31. Lesson 31
    1. On Location — Chicago Park, Setting Up for the Shoot 00:05:19
  32. Lesson 32
    1. On Location — Chicago Park Shoot 00:04:36
  33. Lesson 33
    1. On Location — Chicago Beach Shoot 00:05:06
  34. Lesson 34
    1. On Location — Light at the End of the Tunnel 00:04:33
  35. Lesson 35
    1. On Location — Night Shoot in the City 00:11:06
  36. Lesson 36
    1. On Location — Continuous Light — Graffiti Wall 00:07:07
  37. Lesson 37
    1. Using Light Modifiers 00:07:57
  38. Lesson 38
    1. Equipment — Apollo Orb and Strip Light Softboxes 00:07:19
  39. Lesson 39
    1. Equipment — Bounce Umbrella 00:01:50
  40. Lesson 40
    1. Equipment — Studio Light Modifiers — Apollo Halo 00:07:12
  41. Lesson 41
    1. Equipment — Softbox Light Modifiers 00:04:35
  42. Lesson 42
    1. Equipment — Grids 00:02:21
  43. Lesson 43
    1. Equipment — Neutral-Density Filter 00:01:39
  44. Lesson 44
    1. Equipment — Reflectors 00:03:29
  45. Lesson 45
    1. Equipment — Reflector Stand 00:00:54
  46. Lesson 46
    1. Equipment — Introduction to the Canon 600EXRT Speedlite 00:07:19
  47. Lesson 47
    1. Equipment — What’s in My Camera Bag 00:11:26
  48. Lesson 48
    1. Equipment — Westcott WTF Lighting Kit 00:03:14