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Part II: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Video - Filmmaking
08/20/2020
Gear

Part II: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Video – Filmmaking

I wanted to share with you how I setup my Canon EOS R5 for videography. This video will take a deep-dive into the settings...

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Part I: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Studio Photography - Complete Guide
08/18/2020
Gear

Part I: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Studio Photography – Complete Guide

I wanted to share with you how I setup my new Canon EOS R5 as a commercial studio photographer. My last camera was...

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R5 overheating
08/10/2020
Gear

Do CFexpress cards cause Canon EOS R5 overheating? Tested w/ Atomos Shogun + BG-R10 grip & batteries

I wanted to test is the CF Express or SD cards cause the new Canon EOS R5 to overheat when recording externally, plus I...

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R5 AF Test
08/06/2020
Gear

Don’t use Electronic Shutter with a Canon EOS R5 – Sports Photography Autofocus Test – Football

I wanted to test out the auto focus capabilities of the new mirrorless camera with a real world test featuring the EF 400mm f2.8...

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Canon EOS R5 - First Impressions and Behind-the-Scenes on a Studio Portrait Test photoshoot
08/01/2020
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Canon EOS R5 – First Impressions and Behind-the-Scenes on a Studio Portrait Test photoshoot

I got to play with my new camera on a Portrait shoot and the new eye and face detection auto focus rocks!

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Unboxing the BG-R10 Grip for the new Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera
08/01/2020
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Unboxing the BG-R10 Grip for the new Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera

I just got the grip and camera, which will replace my 5DIV. I will have a full review soon!

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Unboxing the Canon EOS R5
07/30/2020
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Unboxing the Canon EOS R5

I just got the camera and my first shoot starts in an hour! I will have an intial reaction video and a full review...

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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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Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots
06/07/2020
Gear , Lighting Technique

The hard truth about softboxes

Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots

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Studio Titan America STA 06-200 Geared Crank Stand
03/25/2020
Gear

Geared crank stands can make everyone a superhero in the studio

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Elinchrom ELC500 Monolight
02/25/2020
Gear

Review: Elinchrom’s new ELC 500 Monolight, HHS, TTL, and an LED Modeling Light

Elinchrom’s new studio flash adds High Speed Sync (HSS) and TTL to the manufactures compact monolight plug-in-the wall line-up. A technology pairing that was...

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RocknRoller Multi-Cart R12STEALTH
01/08/2020
Gear

RocknRoller Multi-Cart R12STEALTH – Stealthy solution for a simple task

At the end of 2019, I purchased a RocknRoller Multi-Cart R12STEALTH. It’s called Stealth because everything on the cart is black. The casters and...

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