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Studio Portrait Lighting Essentials for Iray

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Product Name: Studio Portrait Lighting Essentials for Iray
Product ID: 86762
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live, Geekatplay
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2022-07-29

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Vladimir Chopine AKA “GeekAtPlay” is a professional studio photographer, who has built lighting setups for hundreds of portrait photoshoots. He also has provided training for many years to professional digital artists all over the world and recognizes lighting to be crucial in creativity.

In this video tutorial set, Vladimir introduces the basics of real-world lighting, how it works, and then parallels this with lighting in DAZ Studio using Iray for portrait lighting setups.

He teaches about these principles:

  • Luminosity and shape
  • Parallax
  • Saturation and depth
  • 3D translating to 2D
  • Gradients and contrast
  • Hard and soft shadows
  • Light source types in DAZ
  • Softbox modifiers
  • Light panels
  • Light geometry

This product includes a searchable video set with a duration of just over 1 hour plus a 22 PDF guide on lighting setups for various portrait situations.

This includes a bonus Portrait Lighting workshop (1.5 hours) where a selection of DAZ Studio artists showed:

  • Types of classic portrait lighting setups
  • Butterfly/Loop/Rembrandt/Split lighting
  • Tips on lighting skin for older characters Catchlights
  • Using colored lighting for portraits
  • Using reflectors
  • Re-creating a real-world photography studio for portraits
  • Side lighting for dramatics
  • Recommended portrait lighting resources for DAZ Studio artists Three-point lighting
  • Using lights one at a time

Presenter: Vladimir Chopine

The founder of Geekatplay and with a background in film production and computer sciences, 3D graphics have long provided a passionate pursuit for Vladimir, with a particular specialism in VUE. Serving 3D digital artists across the world, he has created over 2000 tutorials on VUE, The PlantFactory, Photoshop, Terragen, World Machine, and a whole range of digital art software.

Originally from Moscow, he lives with his wife Ami Chopin, who is a professional writer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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