The Lighting Series
Sue Bryce and lighting expert Felix Kunze have created the definitive lighting video series.
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12 Hrs, 07 MinsLearn everything you need to know about lighting
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The Lighting Series
Sue Bryce and lighting expert Felix Kunze have created a special video series that focuses on incorporating artificial light into your studio. This comprehensive course delivers 10 lessons (plus 2 bonus lessons) that will open your eyes to the endless opportunities studio lighting creates. Any studio, any space, any set-up, there is always a way to create beautiful light.
Learn the fundamental knowledge behind understanding artificial light, execute beautiful lighting scenarios anywhere and elevate your photography exponentially. Each course zeroes in on one specific topic and scenario. Felix takes you through how to set-up the lighting, your camera settings, shooting, modifying, and will leave you with all the tools you’ll need to master magnificent light in your studio.
The lessons include understanding sync speed, how to choose a modifier, replicating natural light, achieving Felix’s signature lighting set-up, shooting on-location with strobes, creating back and sidelit scenarios, shooting in small spaces with strobes, formal portraits and headshots, group lighting, layering light, shooting into backlight, and more. You can find more information about his lighting kits here.
The lighting series is the first time I show how I actually light and shoot my work. You will not learn to light the way I do by watching the lighting challenge. I only worked to recreate some of the natural light setups that Sue was using.
The Lighting Series is Felix’s class on how he lights his work. Felix taught Sue Studio Lighting in a way that makes sense and is simple. Check out her video on why The Lighting Series is the best way to learn studio lighting.
4 of the segments (ONE LIGHT, WALL POSES, KICK-ASS, SMALL SPACES) are primarily one light videos. If you only own one light, you can start with the one light bundle.
These videos shows how to take any light (including speedlights) along with your ugliest softbox and make them look beautiful. Once you have watched all the videos in the ONE LIGHT bundle, you’ll be able to upgrade to the full package. The next step would be SIGNATURE light.
Yes. We mention speedlights throughout the series and many photographers have used the principles from The Lighting Series to produce beautiful work using just speedlights.
In fact, Felix started his lighting career using just a cheap modifier and a speedlight.
Yes. The principles of light apply wether you are using constant lights or flash. In fact, with constant light you can immediately see the effect that small changes can make to your lighting.
While we did not focus on attaining some sort of time goal (there is no ‘filler’ content here), the entire series runs for about 8 1/2 hours. The individual segments vary in length but likewise they are designed so you don’t have to sit through a bunch of ‘filler’ content.
The lighting series teaches how Felix lights his work. As such, he walks people through from the very beginning to advanced setups. There is no maths here, no ratios, and the reviews of the SYNC SPEED video show that this subject is explained simply and easily, even for beginners.
Once over this hurdle, you’re immediately learning advanced techniques in a very simple way, without all the ratios and complicated mumbo jumbo – they just make it difficult to learn lighting and we did not include them.
If you can shoot your camera on manual mode, you’ll be able to apply everything in this class.
If you’ve ever wondered how I create the lighting in my work, this class is for you.
We go through from one light setups all the way to advanced methods on how to light groups.
Not only is this covered in the SMALL SPACES video but throughout the series we show modifications for what to do if you are in a small space or have low ceilings.
Felix shot for years in a tiny studio with 8 foot ceilings and he passes on the tips to you here.
Every video in this class is fully downloadable (including subtitles) and will be accessible forever to stream.
While almost half of his class focuses on methods to shoot one light effectively, you’ll eventually want to start investing in more equipment. The knowledge you’ll gain will help you save more in the long run than the purchase price of the class as you won’t be buying equipment you don’t need. The class shows you how to do more with less.
We touch on this concept in both the BACKLIGHT NATURAL VS STROBE video and in the LOCATION LIGHTING bonus video.
However, the classes are designed to give you an understanding of how light works so you could adopt to many situations, including how to mix artificial and daylight.
We made the GROUPS segment especially with wedding photographers in mind. the lighting setups throughout the series are very applicable to all of the shoots in the wedding photographer’s line-up.
The GROUPS segment has a portion dedicated to breaking down a full family shoot and showing the changes Felix makes when I shoot different members of the same family.
This class is a separate purchase.
The song is called ‘Create’ by Gerson Lopez
Felix has stated many times that he does not enjoy the post production process. He designed the lighting series to reflect his obsession with getting images that look great straight-out-of-camera. Each segment has a short post production video showing how Felix processes his raw files and the subtle adjustments he makes to make the images pop. The final images from this series were lightly retouched to handle skin blemishes.
If you want to get gorgeous looking images in-camera, this is the class for you.
Closed Captions are now enabled on all videos.