Location Lighting and Compositing
Complete 9 location photo shoots.
Creative planning and propping include location, clothing, and any other items that will make the shoot compelling.
Complete the following Video Lessons in order.
Write a journal entry for each viewing session. Write a summary of what was watched and learned. Write down techniques, thoughts, and inspiration. I will be grading your journal entries for each of the following videos:
Zach Arias disks 1 and 2
Joey L Sessions with Joey-You don't have to watch his business and travel
Joey L. Behind the Scenes-Watch the Videos-Watch a Lesson if you want to learn some of his techniques
Joey L Creative Live
Bambi Cantrell Pro Photo Ad on this page
Joe McNally Basement Fashion Shoot on this page
Joe McNally Sunset Saxaphone on this page
Make sure you view the other resources on this page
Complete 1 intensive composite image on your own.
To prepare for this assignment, complete a Phlearn compositing lesson of your choice and watch Brooke Shaden lessons. Journal the Brooke Shaden lessons.
This image will be due the last week of class
Brooke Shaden on Conceptualizing a Shoot and Composite
Brooke Shaden Website
Brooke Shaden Technical and Conceptual Blog
Joel Grimes Story. Please watch!
David Hobby has single-handedly sparked a revolution in small strobe lighting. His blog Strobist is all one needs to learn how to light! Be sure to check out his "On Assignment" section for inspiration.
Bambi Cantrell Pro Photo Ad
Joe McNally Multiple Speedlights
More Web Resources:
Small Strobes: Unleash their Creative Potential
Small Strobes on Location
Balancing Flash at Sunset Quickly
Two Strobes and a Dramatic Sky
Beating the Sun With a Small Flash
Creating an Ambient Look With Speedlights on Location
Using Speedlights for Environmental Shots-No Portraits
Two Speedlights and the Sun for a Dramatic Portrait
Two Bare Speedlights for Drama
One Single Hard Light
Strobe and Ambient: Finding the Right Mix for Portraiture
Creating a Dramatic Dance Shot with a Speedlight and the Sun
Thoughts on Location Shooting
One Speedlight Directly Into the Sun
Blending Ambient and Strobe