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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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Canon RF and EF 35mm lenses
02/20/2021
Gear

Review: The Canon EOS RF 35mm f1.8 Macro v. the Canon EF 35mm f1.4L II USM for R5 Mirrorless Camera

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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R5 follow-up review
02/06/2021
Gear

Canon EOS R5 Six Months Later – Follow-up and Updated Review

After owning the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera for six months, I wanted to update you on my experience with the camera as a...

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Parabolic softboxes
01/16/2021
Gear

Do parabolic soft boxes make a difference? Do they create narrower, more focused soft light?

For the last few years, often times, I have used a parabolic style soft box as a main light. Last year I mentioned in...

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mola beauty dishes
12/26/2020
Gear , Lighting Technique

Which Mola for your moolah? Comparing three different beauty dishes during a portrait photoshoot

Three years ago I bought a Mola Setti and Rayo 15" beauty dishes, because I wanted to upgrade from my Profoto Silver Softlight. While...

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Favorite things 2020 holiday gift guide
12/19/2020
Gear

My 2020 holiday photography gift guide

I wanted to share with you guys my top 10 favorite pieces of cool gear that I added to my kit in 2020!

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Canon 85mm shootout
12/13/2020
Gear

Sharpest 85mm lens for Canon R5 RF 85mm f2 Macro v RF 1.2 L USM v EF Sigma Art 1.4 EOS Review

After watching several YouTube Reviews where people only shot these lenses at f2, I decided to make a review where we test everything from...

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TRIGGER WARNING BOKEHOLICS: Three reasons why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.
11/10/2020
Fundamentals , Gear

TRIGGER WARNING BOKEHOLICS: Three reasons why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.

In today’s video we’re gonna talk about why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.

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