Get ready to master the 3-light setup with Mark Wallace! In this episode of Mark Wallace: LIVE, Mark teaches the basics of a 3-light setup that includes the key light, fill light, and kicker light. He builds the setup one light at a time so you can see how each one impacts the photograph. Then, Mark shows you different ways to modify the setup with reflectors, grids and additional lights, and even shows the 3-light setup using speedlights. During the entire workshop, Mark teaches you how to meter for proper exposure and ratios with his Sekonic lightmeter.
This workshop is more than 3 hours of information that is great for beginners and pros alike, as it teaches great techniques for lighting portraits.
| Part 1 |
In Part 1 Mark explains each component of the 3-light setup. He also talks about light ratios and how to use the direction of light to change contrast.
| Part 2 |
Mark explains the basics of metering light.
| Part 3 |
Mark explains how to set up the fill light. He also explains how to meter for light ratios.
| Part 4 |
In this section we add the hair/separation light. Mark shows you how to correct lens flare. The section ends with Mark showing how to work with a white background.
| Part 5 |
Mark continues to explain how to shoot on a white background. Mark also takes questions from the audience during this part.
| Part 6 |
We put our knowledge in action by setting up two different lighting setups. One on a french wall and one on a red background.
| Part 7 |
We finish our "superhero" setup and take questions from the audience.