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Hard light shootout: Parabolic vs. beauty dishes for headshots
07/11/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique

Hard light shootout: Parabolic vs. beauty dishes for headshots

I wanted to test out which hard modifier I prefer for headshots while comparing three Mola Beauty Dishes with a Parabolix 35D.

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NKI Kinetic 512gb CFexpress Type B memory card
06/23/2021
Gear

$300 512GB CFexpress Cards for the the Canon R5 8K RAW Video

NKI Kenetic asked me if I would be interested in trying out and reviewing their 512gb CFexpress Type B memory cards for Canon EOS...

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11 Studio must haves, oops I forgot about a clothing rack, steamer and speaker.
06/18/2021
Gear

11 must haves that every photo studio needs!

11 Studio must haves, oops I forgot about a clothing rack, steamer and speaker.

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Why I don't like to be on camera. Plus three great interview lighting setups for video using Nanlites
06/09/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique

Why I don’t like to be on camera. Plus three great interview lighting setups for video using Nanlites

Three ways to light an interview and finding the best lighting for your subjects face.

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How to mount a canvass backdrop on a tube pvc
04/24/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Gear , Pre-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: How to mount a canvass backdrop to a tube and then a background stand

Today were going to go over how to mount a canvass backdrop with gaffer tape to a PVC tube so you can easily hang...

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I was wrong about photogaphy
04/17/2021
Business , Fundamentals , Gear , Lighting Technique , Post-Production

The 10 things I thought I knew about photography, but I was wrong

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Elinchrom Litemotiv 120 Review
04/10/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Gear

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Elinchrom Litemotiv 120 review, Parabolic softboxes are truly better

I bought this modifier 2 years ago and I didn't really know what I had until I tested it against my other modifiers and...

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04/08/2021
Gear

Behind-the-scenes of my YouTube Set-up

I wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at my YouTube setup, including all of the gear I use to make my videos. Nanlite provided...

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how to hang a paper or canvall backdrop in your photo studio
03/20/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

4 Ways to Hang a Backdrop including a corner and all the hardware you need to do it!

In this video I go over all of the hardware you might use to hang a paper or canvas backdrop, including stands, wall mounted...

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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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How to use C-Stands & Other Hardware essentials in your studio
03/06/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

How to use C-Stands & Other Hardware essentials in your studio

Today were going to cover everything you need to know about c-stands including some really cool hardware for the studio.

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Modifier test
02/27/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique , The Academy

Soft boxes, parabolic modifiers and umbrella shootout! Which modifier for perfect portrait lighting?

Over the last 20 or so years, I have acquired about 20 different softboxes, but I have never actually sat down and tested them...

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