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

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
Gear

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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Portrait of Atlanta Model Kalmon Stokes shot with Elinchrom lights and a Nicefoto optical snoot
12/06/2019
Gear

Am I a good photographer or am I just projecting?

Projecting patterns on your subjects and backgrounds with an optical snoot can be a fun way to boost your creativity and freshen your feed!

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chicago headshot photography workshop
10/10/2019
Exclusive Training Videos , Gear

Which cameras and lenses should you use for portrait photography?

People always ask me which cameras and lenses I use. Here are the answers!

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Our Elinchrom Gear
09/27/2019
Gear

How I travel with my photography / lighting gear

How I travel with my Elinchrom lighting gear, including my ELC500 Pro HD monolights, ELB400 and Quadra Ranger. Plus a ton of modifiers using...

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Pimped and Altered RocknRoller MultiCart top shelf to assemble quickly
06/28/2019
Gear

How to Fix Your RocknRoller MultiCart’s Top Shelf

Modifying a RocknRoller MultiCart R8 so the top shelf, Quick Set Shelf, assembles with ease in seconds rather than minutes when you get to...

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Hardware that you would use in studio by matthews and Kupo
11/07/2018
Gear

Hardware Studio: equipment that will make your photo studio hum!

Everyone has a light stand, even make up artists. Some photographers have boom arms but when you really want to refine your work, or...

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