This program was eighteen years in the making, taking all our experience teaching photographers studio lighting in the most efficient and easy to understand way possible!
No detail is left out in this comprehensive program spanning over 90 video lessons.
We mean it when we say we create lighting masters!
"Bud's Studio Lighting Course was a game changer for me. I highly recommend it for anyone new to studio lighting!"
- Laura Mower, Elle J. Portrait Photography
No guessing. No random luck. No copying.
Learn to see what studio lights can do for you and learn how to bring your creative ideas to life. This course is the resource you have been looking for!
We don't leave out the details - from the start to the finish we show you every step along the way.
If you are new or filling in gaps from self-learning, the detailed approach in our well-organized program will give you the tools to succeed in the studio!
We give you solid lighting 'recipes' to learn to apply your new skills.
And it is more than just a diagram - the accompanying video carefully describes all the details of each set up!
Module 1 - Getting Ready
Welcome to the course
About Your Instructor
A word about safety
Equipment you will need
Which gear you should buy
Where to buy your gear
The true cost of equipment
Comparing studio lighting brands
Getting your studio ready
Camera set up
Mirrorless camera users
Setting up your studio space
Tripods and Camera Stands
Performing an ambient light check
Introduction to your studio light
Studio Lights: Basic Features
Understanding strobe power
Understanding modeling lights
Getting your light to fire
Radio transmitters and receivers
Creating your first studio image
Adding a soft light modifier
Positioning your main light
Metering your main light
Positioning your subject
Reviewing your image
Varying the position of the Main Light
Reviewing one light images
Understanding fill light
Comparing Main and Fill Light
Understanding main and fill ratios
Seeing main and fill ratios
Adding and metering a fill light
Thinking in f/stops
Using a reflector as fill
Hard vs. Soft light
Seeing hard and soft light
Comparing soft modifiers
Comparing hard modifiers
Reviewing main and fill images
Module 4 - Accent Lights
Placing Lights High and Low
Getting lights low
Restricting where light falls
Reflectors with grids
Snoots and Barn doors
Softboxes with fabric grids
Flags and V-Flats
Separating the subject from the background
Hair and Edge Lights
Adding and metering an edge light
Correcting lens flare
Adding and metering a background light
Understanding White Balance
Custom White Balance and Color Targets
Reviewing accent light images
Sources of Inspiration
The Classic Four Light Portrait
Using Main, Fill, Edge and Background to a timeless effect.
The 1-2-3 Main Edge Portrait
Moodier portrait with more shadows and more punch.
The Classic Rembrandt
You can’t go wrong with this classic lighting pattern.
The Portrait Classic
One of the most common lighting pattern featuring one giant light.
The Clamshell Portrait
Edgy beauty style look often called ‘butterfly’.
Gemini GM400RX, GM750Pro
D-Lite 4, Style RX600
S1 and S1 Transmitter
Alien Bee, DigiBee, Einstein
White Lighting X1600, X3200
CyberSync CST, CSXCV, CSRB
B1, B1X, B10, D2
Air Remote, Air Remote TTL
Plus II, III, IV, X Transceivers
L358, L478 Flash Meters
...with more coming!
This is over 125 videos you can access RIGHT NOW,
to help you improve your lighting game RIGHT NOW.
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Save yourself hours and weeks of headaches trying to figure studio lighting out on your own!