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Photography: Learning to Use Studio Strobes

Abba Shapiro & Rich Harrington

About this course

In this course, Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro give beginning photographers a brisk look at using strobe lights in a studio setting—lessons that easily translate to the field and locations, inside and out. Learn why shooting with strobes and continuous lighting makes such a big impact on your photographs, and how to buy a good, affordable starter kit. Rich and Abba also show how to set your gear up, trigger your lights, and make modifications with accessories like reflectors, umbrellas, and soft boxes. Finally, learn how to make the most of what you have in a series of lighting challenges.

Topics include:

  • Why shoot with strobes?
  • Buying a lighting setup or parts
  • Mixing brands
  • Understanding the components of a studio strobe kit
  • Getting to know your lights
  • Triggering a light
  • Setting up your lights effectively
  • Testing your strobes
  • Modifying strobe lights

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Why Shoot with Strobes?
  • Why Shoot with Continuous Lights (Instead of Strobes)
  • Buying a Lighting Setup
  • The Components of a Studio Strobe Kit
  • Getting to Know Your Lights
  • Triggering a Light
  • Setting & Testing Your Strobes
  • Modifying Strobe Lights
  • Putting Everything Into Action
  • Challenge
  • Wrap Up

About this course

In this course, Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro give beginning photographers a brisk look at using strobe lights in a studio setting—lessons that easily translate to the field and locations, inside and out. Learn why shooting with strobes and continuous lighting makes such a big impact on your photographs, and how to buy a good, affordable starter kit. Rich and Abba also show how to set your gear up, trigger your lights, and make modifications with accessories like reflectors, umbrellas, and soft boxes. Finally, learn how to make the most of what you have in a series of lighting challenges.

Topics include:

  • Why shoot with strobes?
  • Buying a lighting setup or parts
  • Mixing brands
  • Understanding the components of a studio strobe kit
  • Getting to know your lights
  • Triggering a light
  • Setting up your lights effectively
  • Testing your strobes
  • Modifying strobe lights

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Why Shoot with Strobes?
  • Why Shoot with Continuous Lights (Instead of Strobes)
  • Buying a Lighting Setup
  • The Components of a Studio Strobe Kit
  • Getting to Know Your Lights
  • Triggering a Light
  • Setting & Testing Your Strobes
  • Modifying Strobe Lights
  • Putting Everything Into Action
  • Challenge
  • Wrap Up