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Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting with Dean Collins

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The Training: Best of Dean Collins on Lighting DVD set features the late Dean Collins, one of the most celebrated educators of lighting and camera techniques in the industry.

This DVD set teaches lighting and composition with easy to understand techniques created by the grand master of professional photography. It's about timeless concepts that impact the quality of the final photograph, whether captured on film or by digital. Over 6 hours of training on four DVD video discs.

This program is a digital remix of the original Dean Collins Lighting Videos.

Subject Lighting Instruction Manuals & Tapes
Author Dean Collins
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages Over 6 hours
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Not Specified by Manufacturer
Publisher Software Cinema
Date Published 2007
Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting with Dean Collins
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    83%

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    • Good resource (4)
    • Broad range of information (3)

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        2.0

        Dean Collins DVD's

        By Marney

        from Northridge, CA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Broad Range Of Information
        • Good Resource
        • Informative

        Cons

        • Difficult To Understand

        Best Uses

        • Occasional Refresher

        Comments about Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting:

        The information he has is very good, although he spoke so fast that I would get lost, consequently I became frustrated with the DVD's. The 4th DVD would not play in my mac whereas the others would. I am trying to learn Table Top Photography for product and learning lighting is absolutely essential. I will listen again and probably again, but I feel this product was over priced.

        Probably would have done better with Dean if he had written a book. He was outstanding with his lighting.

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        5.0

        This was all I needed

        By Chi, Rue99 Studios

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Broad Range Of Information
        • Entertaining
        • Good Resource
        • Informative

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            Comments about Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting:

            A newbie who wants to know how the picture was created will ask what camera was used. A pro will ask what the lighting set up was. My work is mostly studio lighting, and this is the perfect series for that, covering a large number of studio scenarios applicable to small to large budgets. He also goes beyond that to cover location shoots using various numbers of light sources, along with many creative approaches to achieve what's desired. For the beginning photographer, supplementing this video with a book covering basic principles like f-stops and focal lengths is enough for someone to pick up everything else they know to an advanced photography level. For a mid-level photographer who understands all the fundamentals, this series will probably reveal tips and tricks that are worth the price, and provide a solid point of view on what to do in a wide variety of situations.

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            5.0

            great videos

            By meat puppet

            from Sharyland,TX

            About Me Beginner

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            • Easy To Understand
            • Good Resource
            • Informative

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              • Good reference

              Comments about Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting:

              Great recource video. Helps build good foundation and knowledge of light. I wish I had known about this training video sooner.

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              5.0

              The Best Lighting Course Ever

              By Rolyphot

              from Coral Springs FL

              About Me Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate, Teacher

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              • Broad Range Of Information
              • Easy To Understand
              • Entertaining
              • Good Resource
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                • Occasional Refresher
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                Comments about Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting:

                It is a shame that Dean Collins passed away so young. I have been in the industry for 35 years, these DVD's (VHS by the time I bought them 1990 ) are the best photographic instructional videos ever. 3D contrast it's explained in a very simple way. The videos might look old, but light principles haven't changed. Great videos! A must have.

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                5.0

                Classic

                By Craig

                from Scottsdale, AZ

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                  • Educational

                  Comments about Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting:

                  Lighting isn't any different today other than being able to see results immediately. This is a must have.

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                  5.0

                  Good explanation and detailed setup

                  By coffee3in1

                  from Singapore, Singapore

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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                    Comments about Software Cinema DVD: Training: The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting:

                    The 4 DVDs covers a good variety of studio shooting assignments.

                    Dean Collins shares many tips and tricks of the trade. Althought it is dated, but many of the lighting principles and concepts are still valid.

                    This is a good buy, I will recommend it. Especially Disc-4 for beginners.

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