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In this week's video I am going to breakdown how I created extremely soft light in the photography studio using an Elinchrom Indirect softbox, diffusion and a V-flat.
07/02/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: how to create extremely soft light using a soft box, diffusion & V-Flats

In this week's video I am going to breakdown how I created extremely soft light in the photography studio using an Elinchrom Indirect softbox,...

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In this week's video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait of Dyren. I'll cover everything from light placement, to ratios, to fill, to flagging, and freezing action in this lighting tutorial.
06/19/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: Cinematic Hard Light Portraiture using hard reflectors, a beauty dish & a softbox

In this week's video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait of Dyren. I'll cover everything from light placement, to...

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Part of making a refined image in the studio is separating your subject from the background. In today’s video, I will teach you the three secrets to using a edge light, including why you would use one, where you should place it and how bright it needs to be.
06/10/2022
Lighting Technique

Kicker 101 – The 3 Secrets You Need to Know!

Part of making a refined image in the studio is separating your subject from the background. In today’s video, I will teach you the...

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8 common portrait lighting mistakes
05/18/2022
Lighting Technique

8 common portrait lighting mistakes that every new photographer makes

Everyone makes mistakes, weather your a beginner or a seasoned professional. The goal is to practice and to make fewer of them as you...

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In today's video I breakdown a TTL HHS outdoor hard light portrait and a soft light Rembrandt setup in the studio.
05/14/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Handbook Tutorial – Breaking down a hard light outdoor portrait & a soft light studio setup

In today's video I breakdown a TTL HHS outdoor hard light portrait and a soft light Rembrandt setup in the studio.

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In this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning shadows and more.
04/22/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Hard and Soft Light with Pierce & Jordan

In this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning...

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In today's video I am going to show you how to get a perfect white background for high-key headshot photography in the studio.
04/20/2022
Lighting Technique

High Key Lighting Tutorial – Two ways to get a pure white background in the photo studio

In today's video I am going to show you how to get a perfect white background for high-key headshot photography in the studio.

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In today's video I set out to critique five portraits and headshots. After pointing out the positives I share my advice on how the images could be improved. So basically, this video is full of portrait and lighting tips and tricks!
03/28/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique , Posing

Member Exclusive: Portrait Photography & Lighting Photo Critique

In today's video I set out to critique five portraits and headshots. After pointing out the positives I share my advice on how the...

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What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?
03/14/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?

I am often asked what the difference is between AC Powered Packs & Heads, Monolights and Speedlights or Speedlites. We will also touch on...

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After finding an inspiration image by Kristian Fanselow (https://www.instagram.com/kristian_fanselow/), my friend Seed Lynn (https://www.instagram.com/seedlynn/) asked me to help him recreate the lighting. So afer examining BTS images and adaping it to his space, we made a little bit of magic with his friend Jeneca (https://www.instagram.com/jenecaonikoyi/).
03/01/2022
Lighting Technique

3 Light Window Light Lighting Tutorial

After finding an inspiration image by Kristian Fanselow (https://www.instagram.com/kristian_fanselow/), my friend Seed Lynn (https://www.instagram.com/seedlynn/) asked me to help him recreate the lighting. So afer...

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4 secrets to recreating window light in the studio
02/28/2022
Lighting Technique

4 secrets to recreating window light in the studio

4 secrets to recreating window light in the studio

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In this video I will show you how a gray backdrop is the most versatile backdrop you can own as I break down five lighting set-ups.
02/14/2022
Lighting Technique

If you could only own one background, what color should it be?

In this video I will show you how a gray backdrop is the most versatile backdrop you can own as I break down five...

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