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Elinchrom Bridge
03/13/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Gear , The Academy

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Do you need to buy the Elinchrom Bridge? Control up to 20 lights individually or simultaneously

The new Elinchrom Bridge device allows you to speed up your workflow by controlling the brightness, modeling light, recycle time, photocell, and beep right...

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Lightroom and photoshop retouching
03/03/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: How I retouch my photos in Lightroom Classic

How I retouch my photos in Lightroom Classic plus extending the background in Photoshop with content aware fill

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depth-of-field in the portrait photography studio
01/09/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

How Depth-of-field affects sharpness in the studio

Today we’re going to talk about depth-of-field, not scientifically speaking, but practically speaking.

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How photographers can use histograms to nail their exposure
10/28/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

How photographers can use histograms to nail their exposure

A histogram is a graph that depicts your image’s brightness when you review photos on the back of your camera or computer.

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Fashion portrait of Detroit fitness model Sonny James on a Gravity Backdrop
09/06/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Posing

The power of perspective: how the elevation of your camera can empower the subject or the viewer

We look up to people we admire and we look down on people we despise. This rhetorical convention provides us with a visual point...

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Don’t let the fear of social media feedback hold you back, we all fail, even me
08/30/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

Don’t let the fear of social media feedback hold you back, we all fail, even me

While, there are a lot of really mean people online saying horrible things, in today’s video we’re gonna talk about overcoming the fear of...

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finding free models
08/16/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Pre-Production

Book free models for test photoshoots in 3 easy steps

The three steps to booking models for free for your next practice photoshoot

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Lightmeters sekonnic L-308 L-478 L-858
07/26/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Gear

Light meters: How flash meters can speed up your workflow and help you properly expose your images

When the topic of light meters comes up, many photographers are surprised to learn that I used them. While TTL and trial and error...

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The Exposure Triangle-How photographers camera, shutter speed, aperture & ISO exposure settings work
07/19/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

The Exposure Triangle-How photographers camera, shutter speed, aperture & ISO exposure settings work

Breaking down in depth how your camera settings and exposure work to record images.

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An expandable Drobo backup system can be a great way to store and protect your images. The housing costs $699 and then you just need to buy two hard drives to get started, like two Western Digital WD Red 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drives
07/12/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

Product Review: Store and protect photo & video data with an expandable Drobo RAID storage solution

An expandable Drobo backup system can be a great way to store and protect your images. The housing costs $699 and then you just...

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07/05/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Pre-Production

Photographers: Developing your personal sense of style so clients will come to you for your work

When I was just starting out in photography, I really looked up to other photographers who had a lot more experience, because I realized...

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Gels, CTO, CTB, CTS, Color effects
06/28/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

The 4 types of gels photographers can use to kill it in the studio

The sun rises in the east with a hint of yellow; it casts unflattering colorless light at its zenith and it sets with a...

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