Lighting Techniques

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Lighting Techniques

 

 

In today's video I break down this classic Golden Age of Hollywood studio portrait from this headshot shoot that I did with Etherio with six Elinchrom monolights. After I breakdown the flash look, I also breakdown how I lit the video of me talking with continuous lights.
12/26/2021
Lighting Technique

Film Noir Portrait Lighting Tutorial Using 6 Hard Lights

In today's video I break down this classic Golden Age of Hollywood studio portrait from this headshot shoot that I did with Etherio with...

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12/22/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Model Portfolio Building Part 1

This lighting tutorial will cover how to design and light a modeling portfolio.

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What does diffusion do anyway? How to soften your light by adding diffusion to your softbox 564
12/19/2021
Lighting Technique

What does diffusion do anyway? How to soften your light by adding diffusion to your softbox

Some people call it double diffused, triple diffused or quadruple diffused. But regardless of what you call it, adding diffusion can soften your light...

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Lighting 101: Flags, Silks, Nets, & Scrims
11/28/2021
Lighting Technique

Lighting 101: Flags, Silks, Nets, & Scrims

In today’s video we go over “flagging," including solids, silks, scrims, double nets and full solid flags, all of which shape and control light....

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Whether you're just experimenting or needed to recreate a specific look for a client, deciphering someone else's lighting is a key skill every photographer needs to know. In this video I will take you through my process for recognizing the modifiers, to evaluating the positioning and determining the ratios.
11/18/2021
Lighting Technique

How to recreate the lighting from inspiration images in three easy steps

Whether you're just experimenting or needed to recreate a specific look for a client, deciphering someone else's lighting is a key skill every photographer...

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Portrait lighting doesn't have to be hard. In fact you can get a lot of variety with one light so long as you know where to position it. In this video, I I show you three killer one light setups that will help you make your studio portraits pop!
11/11/2021
Lighting Technique

3 key positions for your main light

Portrait lighting doesn't have to be hard. In fact you can get a lot of variety with one light so long as you know...

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In this video I walk you through 3-Point Lighting and surprise 4-point lighting!. Covering Key, Fill, edge / kicker and hair lights.
11/06/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Lighting 101 – Three Point Lighting Tutorial

In this video I walk you through 3-Point Lighting and surprise 4-point lighting!. Covering Key, Fill, edge / kicker and hair lights.

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Action freezing examples include a dancer jumping and long hair blowing with a fan as we examine flash duration and how much you need to overpower the ambient light to freeze action in the studio or on location
10/30/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

How to Freeze Motion In the Studio Using Flash

Action freezing examples include a dancer jumping and long hair blowing with a fan as we examine flash duration and how much you need...

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In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with Fernando. I was focusing creating contrast for Black & White images while working with Fernado.
10/28/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE Tutorial: Lighting for Black & White

In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with professional dancer Fernando. I was focusing creating contrast for Black &...

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I wanted to compare three set-ups using hard light. So I set up a shoot with our models Kasan and David plus stylist Pablo Roberto.
10/14/2021
Lighting Technique

Studio Lighting Tutorial: The Battle of the Hard Lights!

I wanted to compare three set-ups using hard light. So I set up a shoot with our models Kasan and David plus stylist Pablo...

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Lighting Handbook Tutorial - Breaking down a three light setup to show off the model's physique
10/13/2021
Lighting Technique

Lighting Handbook Tutorial – Breaking down a three light setup to show off the model’s physique

Lighting Handbook Tutorial - Breaking down a three light setup to show off the model's physique

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readylightmendia vs. johngressmedia photo critique studio lighting
09/23/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Lighting Technique , Posing

ReadyLightMedia va. JohnGressMedia Photo Critique: Fashion & portrait photography tips

So I sat down with professional photographer and lighting expert Jeff Carpenter (of Ready Light Media fame), to go over 5 images from multiple...

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