LOOK Light 1.0
LOOK Light 1.0
Light 1.0 is portrait lighting, explained. Designed with conceptual learning in mind, Light is a 100+ page PDF that explains lighting from the ground up. Starting with the terms and physics of lighting, explained in a way everyone can understand, Light helps you build a strong base of knowledge before digging in.
Once you have that base, Light introduces you to one-light setups that allow you to customize them to fit your needs. Because we believe in learning and knowing lighting from a conceptual level, this is not some recipe for a couple decent lighting setups. This is a guide that will actually teach you the WHYs of lighting.
Light includes over 25 lighting diagrams with full explanations of settings, sample images, and equipment alternatives so you can experiment and implement the setups into your photography. Starting with simple one-light setups, we explain how to add and subtract light to create beautiful, technically proficient portraits. Light explains how to introduce different types of fill light to lighten shadows and add more depth and dimension to your photos.
One of the best things Light does that we have not seen anywhere else, is a way to fully understand off-camera flash lighting on location, outdoors. We have a simple method that puts you in control and will hopefully deliver that "aha" moment you have been looking for when trying to understand lighting on location.
All-in-all, Light 1.0 is designed for those who want to learn the "hows" and "whys" of portrait lighting. While we consider it to be incredibly thorough, it was designed for both the beginner, looking for a solid introduction to lighting, as well as the more advanced photographer just trying to hone their lighting skills and hopefully pick up a tip or two to add to their arsenal.
Some of the topics covered:
General lighting philosophies
Types of light - specular, diffuse, etc.
How to position your lights - height, distance, angle, etc.
Fall-off explained - inverse square law
How different modifiers result in different looks
Light ratios explained
26 detailed lighting diagrams with camera and light settings
Various 1, 2, 3, 5+ light setups
Multiple ways to use strobes with the sun
How to break down the lighting in your favorite photos
This is just a little of what we will cover!