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Instructor Abba Shapiro


In this course, Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro give beginning photographers a brisk look at using strobe lights in a studio setting—lessons that easily translate to the field and locations, inside and out. Learn why shooting with strobes and continuous lighting makes such a big impact on your photographs, and how to buy a good, affordable starter kit. Rich and Abba also show how to set your gear up, trigger your lights, and make modifications with accessories like reflectors, umbrellas, and soft boxes. Finally, learn how to make the most of what you have in a series of lighting challenges. This video is available for FREE. Upgrade now and access all the classes. Anytime. Anywhere.


1. Welcome 2:07
2. What You Should Know Before Watching this Course 2:03
3. Why Shoot with Strobes? 6:27
4. Why Shoot with Continuous Lights (Instead of Strobes) 7:36
5. Buying a Lighting Setup 20:49
6. The Components of a Studio Strobe Kit 16:43
7. Getting to Know Your Lights 19:09
8. Triggering a Light 15:01
9. Setting & Testing Your Strobes 34:13
10. Modifying Strobe Lights 31:41
11. Putting Everything Into Action 14:51
12. Challenge 47:01
13. Wrap Up 00:40
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Abba Shapiro
Abba Shapiro is an Adobe master trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. He is also a master trainer in several non-Adobe video production tools and has helped editors migrate to the Adobe platform. With 30 years of experience in video and film production, Abba has worked for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including: USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, Major League Baseball, Showtime, Viacom, The Discovery Channel, and CNN.