"But Can't I Do That With Photoshop?"
Yes, many of lighting techniques can be added or eliminated in a photograph using Photoshop. But if I can get an almost perfect photograph on location, it will save me time at the computer. After all, it's better to learn professional lighting techniques before you miss that great shot... or spend hours at the computer trying to fix the mistake.
Actual Lighting Set-Ups Illustrated
Through the use of detailed diagrams and a variety of images, this program shows important keys to the control of photographic lighting. Dean uses a variety of subjects in his examples, such as portraits in studio and outside, table top illustration, lighting a car, and fashion outdoors. He shows how to direct light with light boxes, scrims and mirrors. He even shows his ratio system for controlling the color and brightness of backgrounds.
The mystery of creating believable water droplets in a whole new clean way is also a WINNER! I can use this in my food photographs NOW!
I learned how to bend, bounce and control light to make objects take on a whole different expression in the final photograph... again simply using inexpensive reflectors and homemade panel scrims.
Dean Collins Teaching Lives On
Dean Collins taught not only how see the light, but how to move it, bend it and most importantly control it, no matter where or when we create images. He was a brilliant educator and often referred to as the finest presenter in the industry. With a combination of wit and the ability to reduce complicated concepts to workable solutions, he was the “Dean” of Photographic Education. Dean is the founder of Software Cinema.
For every Dean Collins On Lighting - Live at Brooks Institute of Photography DVD purchased, a portion of proceeds will go to Cure Search.
Since the loss of Dean Collins to cancer, Software Cinema has become proactive in the support of cancer research. In Dean’s honor, the company now partners with CureSearch, the largest pediatric cancer research organization. CureSearch unites the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) through a shared mission to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care.
WHERE TO BUY
$75 -- Visit software-cinema.com and them Bare Feats sent you.