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in this head to head shootout I am going to test 6 different modifer options that you can use in your next beauty shoot. Please let us know in the comments below which one you prefer close up and at 1 meter.
10/13/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

Beauty Dish vs. Softbox – which one is better for beauty photography?

in this head to head shootout I am going to test 6 different modifer options that you can use in your next beauty shoot....

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In today's video I share the 6 things every photographer needs in their lighting kit besides lights and modifiers.
10/09/2022
Fundamentals , Gear , Video

The 6 things every photographer needs in their lighting kit!

In today's video I share the 6 things every photographer needs in their lighting kit besides lights and modifiers.

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In countless videos and classes I have seen people misrepresent this key lighting concept. Negative fill doesn't suck light out of the shadows, it blocks light from entering. Watch as I prove it to you in three demonstrations.
10/03/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

They have been lying to you about negative fill!

In countless videos and classes I have seen people misrepresent this key lighting concept. Negative fill doesn't suck light out of the shadows, it...

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Photographers have a lot of misconceptions when it comes to flash, LEDs and modeling lights. So in today's video I am going to touch on what each of these things do and in general how you can use them. I will touch on Why you would use LED continuous lights or flash, types of flashes, Flash duration, how many watt seconds you need, LED brightness, why you would use a light meter and the inverse square law.
09/18/2022
Fundamentals , Gear

What you have gotten wrong about studio lighting

Photographers have a lot of misconceptions when it comes to flash, LEDs and modeling lights. So in today's video I am going to touch...

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Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography
08/19/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography

In today's video I am going to discuss what a Fresnel is, and how it shapes light. Long a staple of the film industry,...

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How to create three different types of light with only one soft box
08/14/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

How to create three different types of light with only one soft box!

In today's video I am going to show you how you can get three distinctive looks out of one softbox - a Elinchrom Rotalux...

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Watch as I explore how bright these LED lights are when paired with a Fresnel and a 90cm Parabolic Soft box. I’ll compare them to the Arri Sun 5 andd the M8 / 1.2k HMI, plus I will share light meter photometrics for each light with each modifier.
07/15/2022
Gear

Can the Nanlite Forza 720 blow the 500 out of the water?

Watch as I explore how bright these LED lights are when paired with a Fresnel and a 90cm Parabolic Soft box. I'll compare them...

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This simple cover for your soft boxes will help you create dramatic images that look like they were taken with a Maxi Brute, Audience Blinder or Mole Richardson Fay circular continuous lights.
05/26/2022
Gear

Review: Why you should buy Pro Light Mods

This simple cover for your soft boxes will help you create dramatic images that look like they were taken with a Maxi Brute, Audience...

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In today's video I am going to share the 10 worst photo and video purchases I have made over the course of my 20 plus year career.
05/21/2022
Gear

The 10 worst purchases I have ever made!

In today's video I am going to share the 10 worst photo and video purchases I have made over the course of my 20...

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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
Exclusive Training Videos , Gear

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 today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at 19:27 I share how I check my bags for free at the airport!
04/18/2022
Gear , Pre-Production

How I travel with all of my lighting gear and check my bags for free!

In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at...

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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 outperforms the RF 85mm f1.2 in the studio at f4, 5.6 and f8.
04/04/2022
Gear

Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm or f4.0 RF 85mm f1.2 a better choice 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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