Year: 2011, Genre: Photography, Language: English, Video Quality: CamRip, Length: 00:27:00
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In the Douglas Kirkland on Photography series, well-known photographer Douglas Kirkland explores a variety of real-world photographic scenarios, sharing technique insights and critiquing the results. In this installment of the series, Douglas demonstrates how shooting in a studio allows for precise lighting control and consistency. The course begins with a look at the strobes and light modifiers that Douglas frequently employs for studio portraiture. Douglas positions the lights and then shoots a variety of portraits, demonstrating how he works with a model to capture different moods and positions. Finally, he reviews the best images from the shoot, analyzing the lighting techniques he employed and showing how judicious use of Photoshop can enhance a portrait without making it look unnaturally processed.
Douglas Kirkland began his photography career at Look and Lifemagazines in the 60s and 70s, during the golden age of photojournalism. He has worked on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,2001: A Space Odyssey, Out of Africa, Titanic, Moulin Rouge, andAustralia. His iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, and Antonio Banderas, among others, are known all over the world. His work has been exhibited worldwide, and his "Freeze Frame" exhibition was shown at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. Some of Douglas's books include Light Years; Legends; Body Stories; An Evening with Marilyn; and Freeze Frame, a decade-by-decade look behind the scenes at 50 years of photographing the entertainment industry. Douglas also took the photographs for the best-selling book, James Cameron's Titanic. Some of his current book projects are a black-and-white volume entitled When We Were Young, a book on Coco Chanel, and a book of portraits called Face to Face (all Glitterati). Douglas has received numerous awards, including a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography in 2003, The Golden Eye of Russia in 2006, and also in 2006, a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto. In 2007, Douglas received an honorary MFA from Brooks Institute, which honored his deep commitment and dedication to his profession. When he is not traveling the globe on assignment with his wife and business partner, Francoise, Douglas can be found at his home and studio in the Hollywood Hills in California.
- Course Preview
- Studio Portraiture
- Studio lighting tools
- Creating an environment
- The shoot
- Drop-out white critique
- Middle-tone gray critique
- Spot vignette critique
- Post-production review
In this master class is widely renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland explores various scenarios of real photos, sharing an understanding of techniques and criticizing the results. Douglas shows you how to shoot in the studio allows for precise control of lighting and the sequence of operations. The course begins with an overview of light sources and light modifiers, with whom Douglas often works on studio portraits. Douglas places the light and then makes a few shots of a portrait, showing how it works with the model for different moods and regulations.