Advanced Lighting: Kicklights, Spots & Gels

  • Instructors:
    Tony Corbell

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    If you want to take your lighting knowledge to the next level, Advanced Lighting is for you. In this video, expert Tony Corbell shows you how to enhance what you’re doing and add extras for more creativity and, to put it simply, more WOW!

    With Tony, you’ll learn…

    • What you never should forget about lighting, from creating depth, shape and form to the physics of it all (not to get academic, but when you understand the science, you better understand lighting).
    • His lighting setup (and how to set it up), including how each light affects the model and final image.
    • How to add gels for special effect without overpowering the image.
    • How you can get creative on the set and create extra drama with your lighting.

    And if you’re still not impressed, Tony’s got other tricks up his sleeve to create innovative and dramatic images. He demonstrates what he teaches, sharing the invaluable little tips he’s learned over the years, from metering to body positioning and background lights. Whether you color within the lines or like to push the envelope, this class has something for you.

    Ready to play with the big boys? Watch this class today!

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  • Duration: 0:42:42 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Tony Corbell

        Tony Corbell

        Cr.Photog., API

        Tony has been involved in professional photography since 1979 when his first studio position was with his sister and her husband in West Texas.  Since then he has moved through an almost inspired life that has included traveling and lecturing in more than twenty countries, has photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 world leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts.

        In 2012, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 600 seminars and workshops nationally and internationally.  In 2008/09 alone, Tony spoke to over 9,000 photographers in 36 cities throughout the world including London, Glasgow, Dublin, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Sydney and many more U.S. cities. 2010 – 2012 was again busy with Tony traveling to Germany, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, Dubai, London, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and many more than 30 U.S. cities teaching photographic lighting and image workflow processes and practices. His Basic Studio Lighting book from publisher Random House (AmPhoto) has been popular worldwide and is the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses. Tony has written articles in nearly every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China.

        When asked what he is most known for, he says “being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world.”

        Awards and Recognition
        1986 Texas Photographic Fellowship Degree
        1988 ITVA Educational Photographic Video Director or the Year
        1994 PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree
        1995 WPPI Master of Photographic Excellence
        1996 Brooks Institute Honorary Master of Science
        1998 WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award
        1999 PPA Approved Photographic Instructor
        2005 United Nations, IPC “Leadership Award”
        2006 PPA National Award/California
        2007 San Diego Commercial Photographer of the Year
        2007 Member, Camera Craftsmen of America
        2008 San Diego Picture of the Year
        2011 National ASP Associate Fellowship, Educational Award

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