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Tenba Cinelux24 how i rig my C70
10/17/2021
Gear

How I rig my Canon Cinema EOS C70. Plus, What’s in my new Tenba Cinelux 24 bag!

Moving over to my new Tenba Cinelux 24" Shoulder Bag and how my rig my Canon C70

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Whether you’re a commercial photographer, a headshot photographer or just trying to perfect your lighting in the studio, tethering is a great way to elevate your work, keep your clients happy and increase sales.
09/11/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

Why you should tether plus troubleshooting in C1 and Lightroom Classic

Whether you’re a commercial photographer, a headshot photographer or just trying to perfect your lighting in the studio, tethering is a great way to...

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In this review I will go over the specs and my experience using the One, Elinchrom's first battery powered monolight which is capable of 725 full powered flashes (131 watt-second) on one charge, TTL & HHS.
08/10/2021
Gear

The new Elinchrom One is a 131ws battery powered monolight with HHS & TTL

In this review I will go over the specs and my experience using the One, Elinchrom's first battery powered monolight which is capable of...

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Slowing down and being deliberate can be the key to improving your work and precision framing can reduce time wasted in post.
08/06/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

Why I did a 180 when it comes to using a tripod for studio portrait photography

Slowing down and being deliberate can be the key to improving your work and precision framing can reduce time wasted in post.

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Watch as I move my lighting gear and accessories from the Pelican Storm iM2975 to the Tenba Transport Air Case Attache, 3220W
07/24/2021
Gear

Whats in my bag: Moving my lights to the Tenba 3220w from the Pelican Storm iM2975

Watch as I move my lighting gear and accessories from the Pelican Storm iM2975 to the Tenba Transport Air Case Attache, 3220W

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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

You are unauthorized to view this page. Please login or visit the Academy home page for more information. Monthly memberships start at only $16,...

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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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