RGGEDU – Long Exposure Portraits With Jake Hicks

RGGEDU – Long Exposure Portraits With Jake Hicks
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Genre: eLearning | Language: English


Jake Hicks teaches long exposure techniques for portraiture

Every day new and exciting images are competing for our attention. Famed UK photographer, Jake Hicks returns to RGG EDU teaching a fundamentally simple yet powerful technique to create long exposure portraits impossible to ignore. Combining ambient light with studio strobes, Jake introduces four unique methods of creating portraits while capturing unbelievable practical effects in-camera. This tutorial was designed to teach you not just the technical aspects of long exposure photography but how to be truly creative in the studio and experiment in ways that will set your work apart from the rest.

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Introduction (2:23)
Meet photographer, Jake Hicks and receive a training series overview.

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Lighting Setup (4:19)
Before learning to paint with light, identify a general overview of the equipment and overall rationale of Jake�s lighting setup. Work to create incredibly strong portrait lighting and posing in order to make beautiful, compelling, and engaging long exposure images. Build the foundation of a strong portrait and its subsequent lighting. Develop a rock solid foundation in the lighting setup training.

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Key Light (4:43)
Observe the importance of building up the set 1 light at a time to achieve precise results in a long exposure, light painting for an in-studio shoot. Learn Jake�s specific approach to settings, gear and lighting approach to create the highest quality exposure and image capture. Practice with some initial lighting test captures.

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Fill Light (4:19)
Continue the lighting build up, adding a fill light with more insight into the gear, rationale, and testing to shape the proper lighting balance between the fill and key light. Prepare your images with a shoot-to-edit approach, creating the widest latitude possible for creative control in post-production, with a mindful approach towards the shadows. Work without a light meter, learning to trust your eyes and look for specific details as you manipulate your lighting setup. Identify some of the components of what helps to create depth and dimension in your image.

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Backlight (3:41)
Work to adjust the backlight to create a perfect balance between the key and fill lights. Test a few exposures, continuing to dial in the balance for optimum balance of skin exposure, shadow latitude, focus, contrast, and dimension.

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Hair Light (7:44)
Position the hair light with precision to avoid unwanted shadows and create the final harmonious balance across all 4 lights. Lean how to avoid creating visual conflicts by properly positioning and angling the lighting setup. Work through iteration, refining a perfect lighting balance, with layers and nuance in the setup process to achieve beautiful captures for long exposures.

02. Light Painting Part One
03. Light Painting Part Two
04. Background Exposure
05. Model Exposure
06. On Location


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Height: 1080 pixels
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Codec: AVC
Duration: 00:14:59
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Color space: YUV
Subtitles: English


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Language: English
Codec: AAC LC
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Sampling rate: 48 Khz

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