Jerry Ghionis On Capturing Striking Images with Any Light Source in Any Environment

Jerry Ghionis is a man who knows how to make the most of almost any environment. Whether he’s in a proper studio setup or is trying to make the most of one of his ‘MacGyvered’ setups, he always seems to find a way to nail the lighting and produce an extraordinary photograph.

In the two-hour presentation above — a recording of one of his B&H classes — Ghionis covers almost every detail of his methodology for lighting images in tricky situations.

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The full presentation is a pretty long watch, but the amount of information covered makes it worth almost every minute. Whether it’s a single reflector placed in just the right spot, or a speedlight to add extra mood to an image, Ghionis’ explains how to take advantage of just about any situation you’re likely to run across.

If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare this Sunday, set some time aside, grab a notebook and a pencil, and be prepared to get schooled — in a good way, of course.

P.S. It’s worth noting that the last five minutes of the video amounts to a commercial for the Icelight, but you can easily stop it once it gets to that point… just don’t say we didn’t warn you.