Understanding the Basics of Lighting
A course by Julia Robbs , Photographer
Learn how to capture unique portraits by exploring different professional studio lighting setups
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About the video: Understanding the Basics of Lighting
“In this lesson, I will be talking about the three basics of light: distance, direction, and shape. First, we will discuss the relevance of the distance of your light to your subject. Next, we will discuss how you direct your light to hit your subject and it’s effects. Finally, we will discuss how the shape of your light source illuminates your subject. ”
In this video lesson Julia Robbs addresses the topic: Understanding the Basics of Lighting, which is part of the Domestika online course: Studio Lighting 101. Learn how to capture unique portraits by exploring different professional studio lighting setups.
Partial transcription of the video
“Understanding the Basics of Lighting In this lesson we'll see the three basics of lighting, distance, direction and shape. First we'll discuss the distance of your light to a subject. Next we'll see how to direct light to hit a subject and its effects. Finally, we'll see how the shape of a light illuminates a subject. So let's deep dive into all three. Let's talk some more about distance, direction, and shape. Starting off with distance, the distance of your light to your subject will dictate your light spread and shadow intensity. Scientifically, we're talking about the inverse square law....”
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Course summary: Studio Lighting 101
CategoryPhotography & Video
SoftwareAdobe Photoshop, Capture One
AreasDigital photography, Photographic Lighting, Photography, Studio Photography
Julia Robbs is a commercial photographer based in New York City. Before moving to NYC, she was raised in France and studied photography in Chicago and Atlanta. Her work aims to be clean, polished, and thoughtful, while remaining authentic to her subjects.
Julia’s photography allows her to travel the world while developing her craft, and covers a wide range of fields, including lifestyle, portraiture, beauty, and fashion. Her client list includes Erno Laszlo, Odette NY, Refinery29, Etsy, Dropbox, Armand de Brignac, Urban Outfitters, Mailchimp, and more.