Hi, my name is Harry! I’m a professional 3d artist with over a decade of experience. I’ve worked most recently as the Studio Director of an award winning architectural visualization studio.
In this class, we’ll be mastering portrait lighting in Blender!
The purpose of this class is to show you how to replicate the dynamic and moody portrait lighting you’ve seen in professional photography, while also giving you the knowledge to create your own unique lighting schemes.
In this class you’ll learn:
The Common Light Types: We’ll explore the 5 main light types in Blender, while also learning about their key parameters and how they affect our final image.
Lighting Terminology: During our 5 unique exercises, we’ll discuss common lighting terms such as main, fill and rim lighting.
Critical Thinking and Analysis: We’ll analyze all 5 reference images to get an understanding of how each lighting scheme was created. This includes aspects like what type of light was used, where the light is in the scene, what color is the light and more.
Reference Recreation: We’ll take all that we’ve learned throughout our analysis to recreate the reference photo lighting as closely as possible using a premade started file provided in the project resources.
5 distinct lighting schemes based on unique reference photos.
Our class project:
I’d like you to find a lighting reference from your favorite visual media, and recreate it as closely as possible in Blender using all the techniques we’ve learned during this class!
I’ll personally review every project uploaded to the gallery and give you feedback on your render!
Here’s an example of what I created for my class project!
This class is meant for intermediates, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be hopelessly lost if you’re a beginner. However, I will be moving through these lessons with the assumption that you’re somewhat familiar with Blender already.
If you’re just getting into Blender, I’d highly recommend you look at my Teacher Profile for a beginner class of mine!
These beginner classes will give you the best starting experience if you’re brand new to Blender. I’d personally recommend my “Create a Cartoon Bumblebee Animation” class!