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Follow along in this months member exclusive tutorial as I work with Derrick to update his portfolio with new body shots and suit pics.
01/03/2023
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Member Exclusive: Updating Derrick’s Portfolio

Follow along in this months member exclusive tutorial as I work with Derrick to update his portfolio with new body shots and suit pics.

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After working with Abena in Colorado, she came to my new studio to Chicago for a portfolio shoot. In the second half of the video I use my new set for the first time.
12/12/2022
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Member Exclusive: Helping Abena build her commercial portfolio

After working with Abena in Colorado, she came to my new studio to Chicago for a portfolio shoot. In the second half of the...

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Greating commercial portfolio images and a special gels look for Jakes new portfolio.
11/22/2022
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Tasting the rainbow with Jake

Creating commercial images and a special gels look for Jake's new portfolio.

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In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I start off my creating some images with movement, then I blend natural light with flash and finally I create new headshots for Derrick's portfolio.
10/11/2022
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Member Exclusive: Moving Forward with Derrick

In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I start off my creating some images with movement, then I blend natural light with flash and finally I...

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In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I create two distinct looks with Josiah. The first one uses 6 lights with gels to paint a rainbow on the model, and the final look is a fun lifestyle image where he is photographed on white with shaving foam and a razor.
09/14/2022
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Member Exclusive: Portfolio Building with Josiah Part 2

In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I create two distinct looks with Josiah. The first one uses 6 lights with gels to paint a rainbow...

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member exclusive lighting tutprial
09/07/2022
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Member Exclusive: Portfolio Building with Josiah Part 1

In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I create two distinct looks with Josiah. The first one Fresnels to creat a hard light heashot and then...

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In this month's member exclusive video, I creat multiple looks with our model Eric, all with only a 100cm Deep Octabox
08/16/2022
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Member Exclusive: working with one light

In this month's member exclusive video, I creat multiple looks with our model Eric, all with only a 100cm Deep Octabox

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In this months member video, follow along as I work with model Haley and my friend Diana Robles.
07/07/2022
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Member Exclusive: Problem Solving On Set with Haley Part 2

In this months member video, follow along as I work with model Haley and my friend Diana Robles.

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In this months member video, follow along as I try to chase the rainbow with model Haley and my friend Diana Robles.
06/30/2022
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Member Exclusive: Problem Solving On Set with Haley Part 1

In this months member video, follow along as I try to chase the rainbow with model Haley and my friend Diana Robles.

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Member Exclusive Product & portrait photography in one shot
05/29/2022
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Member Exclusive: Product & portrait photography in one shot

In this month member exclusive video, i create two stunning looks for my friend Paulo featuring gear for his FPV drone. The first one...

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After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But now I am unsure which lens is he best lens in different situations. So in today's video, I am going to test if the RF70-200 f4 at 70mm outperforms the RF 28-70mm f/2.0 at 70mm in the studio at f4, 5.6 and f8.
05/02/2022
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Member Exclusive Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm f4 or RF 28-70mm f2 a better choice at 70mm for R5 studio photographers?

After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But...

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In this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning shadows and more.
04/22/2022
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Member Exclusive: Hard and Soft Light with Pierce & Jordan

In this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning...

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