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Lighting 101

With Lighting 101, learn all about flash and light modification with the most accessible lighting course available.
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Overview

With Lighting 101, learn all about flash and light modification with the most accessible lighting course available. Here, we teach you everything about flash lighting, light modification, ambient to flash balance, lighting patterns, off-camera lighting and even multi-point off-camera light setups. But, what makes Lighting 101 truly special is that we do all of this with nothing but your on-camera hot shoe flash.

About

Pye Jirsa is a lifelong learner who has made a career out of creating frameworks.  These frameworks have helped millions learn languages, develop creativity, master photography, succeed in business, and even improve their communication within personal relationships.

As a founder and partner of SLR Lounge, Pye has taught and inspired thousands of photographers around the world with frameworks that make seemingly complex and intimidating topics simple and approachable. His frameworks have also helped create and scale Lin and Jirsa Photography, a boutique Socal wedding and portrait photography studio composed of a large creative team that shoots over 300 weddings each year, with nearly 1,000 yearly client commissions.  In addition, as the host of the Think Stupid Simple podcast, Pye engages in long-form conversations with smart, successful people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to uncover their stupid-simple frameworks for success and happiness.

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Chapter 1 Introduction

01: Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction

1 min
Why Just One On-Camera Flash

02: Why Just One On-Camera Flash

Why Just One On-Camera Flash

4 min
Reasons To Use Flash

03: Reasons To Use Flash

Reasons To Use Flash

11 min
Common Flash Myths

04: Common Flash Myths

Common Flash Myths

7 min
What Makes Flash Challenging?

05: What Makes Flash Challenging?

What Makes Flash Challenging?

5 min
Chapter 2 Introduction

06: Chapter 2 Introduction

Chapter 2 Introduction

2 min
Flash-Strobe Vs. Ambient-Constant Light

07: Flash-Strobe Vs. Ambient-Constant Light

Flash-Strobe Vs. Ambient-Constant Light

8 min
Flash Vs. Ambient Light Exposure

08: Flash Vs. Ambient Light Exposure

Flash Vs. Ambient Light Exposure

3 min
Flash Vs. Ambient Demo

09: Flash Vs. Ambient Demo

Flash Vs. Ambient Demo

7 min
Flash And Ambient Balancing For Natural Effect

10: Flash And Ambient Balancing For Natural Effect

Flash And Ambient Balancing For Natural Effect

7 min
Flash And Ambient Balancing For Dramatic Effect

11: Flash And Ambient Balancing For Dramatic Effect

Flash And Ambient Balancing For Dramatic Effect

4 min
Flash And Ambient Balancing For Creative Effect

12: Flash And Ambient Balancing For Creative Effect

Flash And Ambient Balancing For Creative Effect

7 min
Understanding Flash Duration

13: Understanding Flash Duration

Understanding Flash Duration

9 min
Chapter 3 Introduction

14: Chapter 3 Introduction

Chapter 3 Introduction

2 min
Common Key Light Patterns

15: Common Key Light Patterns

5 Common Key Light Patterns

9 min
Common Key Light Patterns W/ Diffusion & Fill

16: Common Key Light Patterns W/ Diffusion & Fill

5 Common Key Light Patterns W/ Diffusion & Fill

8 min
Common Secondary Light Patterns

17: Common Secondary Light Patterns

5 Common Secondary Light Patterns

8 min
3 Primary Subject Patterns

18: 3 Primary Subject Patterns

3 Primary Subject Patterns

5 min
Light Qualities

19: Light Qualities

Light Qualities

10 min
The Inverse Square Law

20: The Inverse Square Law

The Inverse Square Law

8 min
Inverse Square Law In Practice

21: Inverse Square Law In Practice

Inverse Square Law In Practice

8 min
Corrective White Balance

22: Corrective White Balance

Corrective White Balance

10 min
Creative White Balance

23: Creative White Balance

Creative White Balance

6 min
Chapter 4 Introduction

24: Chapter 4 Introduction

Chapter 4 Introduction

2 min
On Board Vs. Hot Shoe Flash

25: On Board Vs. Hot Shoe Flash

On Board Vs. Hot Shoe Flash

6 min
Full Feature Vs. Manual Flashes

26: Full Feature Vs. Manual Flashes

Full Feature Vs. Manual Flashes

9 min
TTL Vs. Manual Control

27: TTL Vs. Manual Control

TTL Vs. Manual Control

8 min
TTL Vs. Manual Recycle Times

28: TTL Vs. Manual Recycle Times

TTL Vs. Manual Recycle Times

5 min
Flash Power & Zoom

29: Flash Power & Zoom

Flash Power & Zoom

9 min
HHS Vs. ND Filters

30: HHS Vs. ND Filters

HHS Vs. ND Filters

12 min
FCS Vs. RCS

31: FCS Vs. RCS

FCS Vs. RCS

7 min
Chapter 5 Introduction

32: Chapter 5 Introduction

Chapter 5 Introduction

2 min
4 Tips When You Must Use Direct Flash

33: 4 Tips When You Must Use Direct Flash

4 Tips When You Must Use Direct Flash

6 min
Bare Bulbing Done Right

34: Bare Bulbing Done Right

Bare Bulbing Done Right

12 min
Grid Snoot + Direct Flash

35: Grid Snoot + Direct Flash

Grid Snoot + Direct Flash

7 min
Mini Beauty + Direct Flash

36: Mini Beauty + Direct Flash

Mini Beauty + Direct Flash

6 min
Ring + Direct Flash

37: Ring + Direct Flash

Ring + Direct Flash

8 min
Understanding Modifiers

38: Understanding Modifiers

Understanding Modifiers

9 min
Direct Flash + Shutter Flash

39: Direct Flash + Shutter Flash

Direct Flash + Shutter Flash

9 min
Chapter 6 Introduction

40: Chapter 6 Introduction

Chapter 6 Introduction

2 min
Ambient Vs. Direct Flash Vs. Bounce Flash

41: Ambient Vs. Direct Flash Vs. Bounce Flash

Ambient Vs. Direct Flash Vs. Bounce Flash

14 min
Silver Bounce

42: Silver Bounce

Silver Bounce

14 min
More Light Silver

43: More Light Silver

More Light Silver

11 min
Soft White Bounce

44: Soft White Bounce

Soft White Bounce

16 min
Overhead Bounce

45: Overhead Bounce

Overhead Bounce

12 min
Overhead Bounce + Fill

46: Overhead Bounce + Fill

Overhead Bounce + Fill

10 min
Event Bounce

47: Event Bounce

Event Bounce

13 min
Chapter 7 Introduction

48: Chapter 7 Introduction

Chapter 7 Introduction

2 min
Natural Vs. Dramatic Light

49: Natural Vs. Dramatic Light

Natural Vs. Dramatic Light

18 min
Filling And Refining Existing Light

50: Filling And Refining Existing Light

Filling And Refining Existing Light

9 min
Coloring Light For Corrective Effect

51: Coloring Light For Corrective Effect

Coloring Light For Corrective Effect

14 min
Coloring Light For Creative Effect

52: Coloring Light For Creative Effect

Coloring Light For Creative Effect

10 min
Chapter 8 Introduction

53: Chapter 8 Introduction

Chapter 8 Introduction

1 min
Case Study 1 - Dramatic Sunset

54: Case Study 1 - Dramatic Sunset

Case Study 1 - Dramatic Sunset

10 min
Case Study 2 - Desert Sunset

55: Case Study 2 - Desert Sunset

Case Study 2 - Desert Sunset

10 min
Case Study 3 - Sinister Headshot

56: Case Study 3 - Sinister Headshot

Case Study 3 - Sinister Headshot

10 min
Case Study 4 - Family Portrait

57: Case Study 4 - Family Portrait

Case Study 4 - Family Portrait

8 min
Case Study 5 - Athlete Portraits

58: Case Study 5 - Athlete Portraits

Case Study 5 - Athlete Portraits

11 min
Case Study 6 - Working Angles

59: Case Study 6 - Working Angles

Case Study 6 - Working Angles

7 min
Case Study 7 - Drag + Composite

60: Case Study 7 - Drag + Composite

Case Study 7 - Drag + Composite

8 min
Case Study 8 - Less Is More

61: Case Study 8 - Less Is More

Case Study 8 - Less Is More

7 min
The Good Karma Jar

62: The Good Karma Jar

The Good Karma Jar

2 min
Favorite Feature Flashes

63: Favorite Feature Flashes

Favorite Feature Flashes

6 min
Favorite Manual Flashes

64: Favorite Manual Flashes

Favorite Manual Flashes

22 min
Favorite On-Camera Flash Modifiers

65: Favorite On-Camera Flash Modifiers

Favorite On-Camera Flash Modifiers

21 min