Lighting Techniques

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Lighting Techniques

 

 

How to build this photography set from scratch
12/02/2022
Lighting Technique , Pre-Production

How to build this set from scratch!

Learn how I built this set step-by-step and then watch as I use it for the very first time during a photoshoot.

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Professionals need to own 18 lights if they want to have gratuitous silly fun!
11/26/2022
Lighting Technique

Why a 3 light kit won’t cut it!

Professionals need to own 18 lights if they want to have gratuitous silly fun!

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male posing tips tutorial
11/14/2022
Lighting Technique

Posing Men: the head to toe guide to posing for photographers AND models

This video with male model Jason Cates will taking your male poses from dreadful to dynamic whether you're a model, a groom, a photographer...

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in this head to head shootout I am going to test 6 different modifer options that you can use in your next beauty shoot. Please let us know in the comments below which one you prefer close up and at 1 meter.
10/13/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

Beauty Dish vs. Softbox – which one is better for beauty photography?

in this head to head shootout I am going to test 6 different modifer options that you can use in your next beauty shoot....

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In countless videos and classes I have seen people misrepresent this key lighting concept. Negative fill doesn't suck light out of the shadows, it blocks light from entering. Watch as I prove it to you in three demonstrations.
10/03/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

They have been lying to you about negative fill!

In countless videos and classes I have seen people misrepresent this key lighting concept. Negative fill doesn't suck light out of the shadows, it...

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Have you been using the wrong fill?
09/12/2022
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Have you been using the wrong fill?

In today's video I am going to share the results of 4 different fill sources so you can decide which one is best for...

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In this week's video I breakdown how I created this moody image using blue gels and two soft boxes. Adding color to your images can change the way viewers experience your work.
09/02/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: Setting the mood with blue gels

In this week's video I breakdown how I created this moody image using blue gels and two soft boxes. Adding color to your images...

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In this week’s video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait using a softbox which I controlled (flagged) with a V-Flat and a cucoloris. To complete the image, I used a Mole Richardson 407 movie light and a strip soft box.
08/22/2022
Lighting Technique

Clamshell Lighting Tutorial

In this week’s video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait using a softbox which I controlled (flagged) with a...

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Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography
08/19/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography

In today's video I am going to discuss what a Fresnel is, and how it shapes light. Long a staple of the film industry,...

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How to create three different types of light with only one soft box
08/14/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

How to create three different types of light with only one soft box!

In today's video I am going to show you how you can get three distinctive looks out of one softbox - a Elinchrom Rotalux...

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In this week's video I breakdown how I created this full body portrait using 4 flashes and two Mole Richardson constant lights.
08/01/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: breaking down this 4/6 light setup

In this week's video I breakdown how I created this full body portrait using 4 flashes and two Mole Richardson constant lights.

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In this week's video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait using a softbox which I controlled (flagged) with a V-Flat and a cucoloris. To complete the image, I used a Mole Richardson 407 movie light and a strip softbox.
07/13/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: how to control soft light using flags and a V-flats

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