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For all you photographers out there who may have questions about the fundamentals of studio lighting, world-class instructor Scott Kelby is here to break down the basics. Scott teaches this course using his personal, conversational style of instruction. He goes through a variety of setups and equipment and teaches the whole course from inside a studio, so viewers can watch while Scott demonstrates how to use the equipment he is talking about. He goes over strobes and spider lights, soft boxes, flags, reflectors, beauty dishes and much, much more. Scott’s goal in this course is to teach his viewers about the tools they need to have in the studio, when to use them, and more importantly, how to use them.

Approximate Run Time: 126 min

  • Introduction (2:03)
  • Studio Strobes and Spider Lights (8:29)
  • Soft Boxes (20:09)
  • Hair Lighting (12:10)
  • Lighting Male Subjects (20:40)
  • White Balance, Color Correction, and Tethered Shooting (11:39)
  • Reflectors (10:42)
  • Lighting the Background (7:26)
  • Using a Beauty Dish and Flags (20:03)
  • Post-Production: Male Subject (8:33)
  • Flags and Falloff (3:50)

About the Instructor:

Scott Kelby
President and CEO of Kelby Media Group, Inc.
Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Official Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President Kelby Training, Inc., President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), author of numerous bestselling technology books. Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, author of various Photoshop training DVDs and online courses, and co-host of PhotoshopTV, The Grid, and D-Town TV.

Scott is a photographer, designer, and an award-winning author of more than 40 books, including Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, The Photoshop Channels Book, Photoshop Classic Effects, and The Digital Photography Book. Since 2004, Scott has been awarded with the distinction of being the world’s #1 best-selling author of all computer and technology books, across all categories. His books have been translated into dozens of different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish, and Portuguese, among others, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award.