Lighting in Layers by David Hobby


Now available with captions!

Photographer David Hobby of presents Lighting in Layers, a series of real-world, behind-the-scenes assignments lit entirely with small flashes. The downloadable 8+hour video series includes six detailed location shoots, paired with related lighting diagrams, walk-throughs and immersive discussions. In addition, there is a running set of discussions on other topics. Those include finding your compass point as a photographer, gaining access to the people and things you want to photograph, adding value to your community and building a sustainable business model in the age of the web.

As a 20-year staff newspaper photojournalist -- and more recently, a widely-read blogger at Strobist -- Hobby also explains in detail how he combines those skills to create a unique ecosystem in which he can thrive as a self-directed photographer. The videos are formatted to be played on your MAC or PC or exported to a portable media player such as an iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile or Android devices. The portable media files are formatted as h.264 mp4, for minimum size and maximum compatibility with portable devices.

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Please note: The download version of Lighting in Layers is available with or without captions, which are in English. Please make sure you make your preferred choice below. For the captioned version of the set, captions are hard-encoded to the video segments. They cannot be turned off as on the DVD version.

Lighting in Layers by David Hobby

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