Illumination – Lighting portraits on location
The ultimate training video experience in lighting portraits on location. 19 chapters covering the use of speedlights, big flash as well as naturally lit portrait photography. Written and presented by Damien Lovegrove.
Learn how Damien moulds the shape, amount and direction of light using softboxes, panel reflectors, stands, boom arms, curtains and umbrellas. Follow Damien as he interacts with his models and carefully directs every element in the creation of his shots. Damien will also explain how he chooses his camera and flash settings throughout. Buy the full production now and get instant access to your download.
Illumination – Sample chapter
Reasons to invest
Video training has become one of the most affordable ways to invest in you and your photography business. Learning new techniques and image-making strategies can be a great way to reignite your passion and enthusiasm for photography.
With this video toturial we hope to inspire viewers to utilise and put into practise the breadth of ideas and techniques shown. In turn we hope your newly acquired knowledge and skills will add long-term value and profitability for you and your business.
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Quicktime support for PC users
You may have read about Apple ceasing support of Quicktime software for Windows users. PC users have also been encouraged to delete the Quicktime application from their computers for fear of potential security risks. We would also highly recommend PC users delete Quicktime as soon as possible.
Whilst our videos may state they are Quicktime files, they are actually H.264 encoded MPEG-4 files that should play perfectly fine within many other media players and pose zero security threat in themselves. VLC is a popular free media player that plays .mov files. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
Take a look at this article for more information: http://www.howtogeek.com/250926/quicktime-for-windows-is-dead-and-you-should-uninstall-it-to-stay-secure/
Kit used by Damien on this production
Fujifilm X-T1 camera
Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.2 lens
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 lens
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 lens
Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro lens
Canon Speedlight – 580EX II
Nikon Speedlight – SB900
Cactus V6 triggers are the ones Damien Lovegrove recommends however production units weren’t available at the time of filming
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Kit
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Reflector
Lastolite Ezybox Softbox
Lastolite 60cm fabric grid for Ezybox
California Sunbounce Pro (6’x4′) Silver/White Reflector kit
Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox
Lowel Grand Stand
Gitzo monopod GM3551 with a BH-25 LR Really Right Stuff ball head and universal base plate. Damien now uses a Markins L Plate with his X-T1, but again production units weren’t available at the time of filming
Lovegrove Flash Bracket
Honl Speed Grid
ND Filter x16