When Karl begins this beauty shoot, he’s not sure what lights he’s going to use. Watch him experiment with different setups and settings, and learn how to achieve the perfect harsh light and hard shadows.
Beginning with a Godox studio light before moving on to a Broncolor Picolite, he uses projection attachments to create a hard spotlit look. Getting the exposure right requires careful, methodical adjustments to aperture and ISO, as well as to the power of the key and background lights.
As model Suzanne tries out various outfits and poses, Karl keeps tweaking his setup. His detailed explanation of the final five-light setup will give you a clear understanding of the thinking behind his creative process.
For step-by-step demonstrations of the retouching and editing techniques Karl used to produce the two stunning final images, check out Projection Spotlight Beauty | Post-Production (Part 1) and Projection Spotlight Beauty | Post-Production (Part 2).
In this class:
- Lighting setups for beauty photography
- Lighting setups for fashion photography
- How to use a projection attachment modifier
- Creating harsh light and hard shadows
- Studio lighting techniques
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