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Dean Collins on Lighting Hotel Rooms

Regular readers of this site will know that I am a huge fanboy of Dean Collins, who was probably the best lighting instructor their ever was.

And today, we have some new (old) Collins videos today -- on lighting hotel rooms -- inside.

I came across three YouTube clips from one of his "back in the day" lectures at the Brooks Institute. These are not of anything that is available to purchase, and they have been sitting around on YouTube for quite a while. But they do give you an idea of what he was about.

If you like his stuff, there is some excellent stuff available commercially. There are three different DVD sets here, and all are highly recommended. The "Best Of" set is the best, IMO. I cannot recommend that one enough.

But the "Live at Brooks" DVD is also quite good, too. I just re-watched it this weekend. I was just gonna watch a few minutes to refresh, then he had me for the whole hour-and-a-half plus.

(RSS and Email readers, click on the post title to pull up all three vids in order.)

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

As you can see, Dean's hotel room shots are a little more involved than mine are. But even though I am using speedlights, all of the principles are the same.

More information, including two more video clips:

:: Dean Collins at Software Cinema ::
:: Dean Collins at ExpoImaging ::


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