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Software Cinema DVD-Video: Training: Lighting Essentials by Jack Reznicki

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In Training: Lighting Essentials, Canon explorer of light Jack Reznicki shows the techniques that made him one of the top commercial photographers around. You will learn his thoughts and techniques on studio strobe lighting, how to make it look natural, and how to get many different "looks" from just one light.

Jack's insights are perfect for someone who has little experience with artificial lighting, or for the pro who wants to add some new ideas to his/her photography.

About the Author: Jack Reznicki is one of the best known and most respected photographers in the country. A popular lecturer and teacher, Jack's intelligence and experience are evident in his presentations.

Jack shows how creative thinking can help solve the most demanding clients' visual needs. In 2007 Jack was President of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and has served as President of the New York chapter of Advertising Photographers of America (APA). Along with many other awards, Jack received the 1999 IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal for "Excellence in Studio Photography" at the United Nations.

You will learn

Quantity of light vs. quality of light
Basic one-light portrait lighting
The importance of light placement
Size of your light in relationship to your subject
Harsh light vs. soft light
What is a good exposure?
Source of light and source of illumination
How to create natural looking "sunlight" with a strobe light
Direction of light - where you stand can make an incredible difference
Lighting for beauty models
Dragging the shutter for dramatic interest
The importance of reflectors and how to use them
High Key Lighting - How to shoot against white seamless
How to get different looks with just one light
Subject Lighting for Digital Photography
Author Jack Reznicki
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover DVD-Video
Pages 53:43 mins
Dimensions DVD-Video
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Not Specified by Manufacturer
Publisher Software Cinema
Date Published 2008

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      4.0

      I woulk like buy another dvd

      By Eddie

      from OMAN

      About Me Intermediate

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      Pros

      • Broad Range Of Information
      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative

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        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Software Cinema DVD-Video: Training: Lighting Essentials by Jack Reznicki:

        This video was very good how to apply flash for potrait.I recommed to everybody one further step on better lighting.

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        1.0

        Dont Waste your Money

        By Justin the Novice

        from Salem, MA

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        • Disappointing

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          Comments about Software Cinema DVD-Video: Training: Lighting Essentials by Jack Reznicki:

          This video does have some decent examples of how to use 1 strobe (with gobos, reflectors, and a bacground) to achieve different lighting effects of your photography, but it doesn't go in debth about proper meter readings and other specifics that you will need to get to the next level in your phography. Basically, you can find all of the information contained in this [$] for free on you tube. I would expect to get several hours discourse for the price, but the total run time of this DVD is probably less than 45 minutes.

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          5.0

          Great Informative DVD

          By Brett

          from Illinois

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Relevant

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              Comments about Software Cinema DVD-Video: Training: Lighting Essentials by Jack Reznicki:

              Ok I own a lot of photography training DVD's. I have watched this one several times I really like it. Very informative on lighting and starts out simple and works its way up into other setups. I learned a lot from this one. I would like to see other DVD's on this site from same company. Software Cinema's "Portrait Lighting on Location" by Tony Corbell Software Cinema makes great training products for photography and would like to see more added. You wont be dissapointed
              by this DVD..

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              5.0

              Great primer on studio lighting!

              By farnorthphotog

              from Anchorage, AK

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              Comments about Software Cinema DVD-Video: Training: Lighting Essentials by Jack Reznicki:

              Of half-a-dozen instructional DVDs that I've purchased in the past few months, this one is the best. Reznicki offer practical instruction in an understandable way that yields outstanding results. He shows how to obtain beautiful images with just one light and a reflector, and he shares the tips that make it easily reproducible in your own studio. This DVD is money well spent!

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