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Have you been using the wrong fill?
09/12/2022
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Have you been using the wrong fill?

In today's video I am going to share the results of 4 different fill sources so you can decide which one is best for...

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Everyone makes mistakes, weather your a beginner or a seasoned professional. The goal is to practice and to make fewer of them as you advance in your career. In today's video, I go over 7 common portrait composition mistakes.
06/22/2022
Fundamentals

7 Composition Mistakes Every Photographer Makes

Everyone makes mistakes, weather your a beginner or a seasoned professional. The goal is to practice and to make fewer of them as you...

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In today's video were going to explore if high ISO or under exposure leads to excessive noise in digital photography, specifically when shooting in the photo studio at ISO 100, 200 400 and 800 with the Canon EOS R5 camera. We will also look at how these files look with and without Capture One's default noise processing
04/17/2022
Fundamentals

Does High ISO or Underexposure Cause Noise with the Canon EOS R5?

In today's video were going to explore if high ISO or under exposure leads to excessive noise in digital photography, specifically when shooting in...

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Member Exclusive: Everything you need to know to get started with one light
03/18/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Member Exclusive: Everything you need to know to get started with one light

In this months member exclusive video I am going to go over hard light, soft light, feathering, light placement, diffusion, fill and more.

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What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?
03/14/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?

I am often asked what the difference is between AC Powered Packs & Heads, Monolights and Speedlights or Speedlites. We will also touch on...

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People often ask me how much space you need for a studio. So in today's video I will test out how much depth you need to shoot a full body portrait with 50mm, 70mm and 85mm lenses.
03/07/2022
Fundamentals

How long does a studio need to be for full length portraits?

People often ask me how much space you need for a studio. So in today's video I will test out how much depth you...

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5 - Studio Hardware - Apple Boxes
02/19/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Member Exclusive: 5 – Studio Hardware – Apple Boxes

If you have ever looked at a behind the scenes photo or walked down the isle in a camera store and wondered, what is...

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4 - Studio Hardware - A-Clamps
02/18/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Member Exclusive: 4 – Studio Hardware – A-Clamps

If you have ever looked at a behind the scenes photo or walked down the isle in a camera store and wondered, what is...

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02/17/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Member Exclusive: 3 – Studio Hardware – Magic Arms

If you have ever looked at a behind the scenes photo or walked down the isle in a camera store and wondered, what is...

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2 - Studio Hardware - Super Clamp
02/09/2022
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Member Exclusive: 2 – Studio Hardware – Super Clamps

If you have ever looked at a behind the scenes photo or walked down the isle in a camera store and wondered, what is...

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1 - Studio Hardware - Grip Heads
02/02/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Member Exclusive: 1 – Studio Hardware – Grip Heads

If you have ever looked at a behind the scenes photo or walked down the isle in a camera store and wondered, what is...

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5 Lighting Concepts Every Photographer Should Master
01/07/2022
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

5 Lighting Concepts Every Photographer Should Master

5 Lighting Concepts Every Photographer Should Master

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