Lighting Techniques

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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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In today's video were going to examine how a models face appears in the based on our lens choice. Testing a 25mm, 50mm, 70mm, 85mm, 100mm and a 135mm lens.
02/12/2022
Lighting Technique

Which focal length is best for portrait photography?

In today's video were going to examine how a models face appears in the based on our lens choice. Testing a 25mm, 50mm, 70mm,...

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I didn’t get to where I am without help; that’s why I want to pass along my knowledge to others. This workshop series is for anyone who wants to take their lighting to the next level.
01/24/2022
Lighting Technique

John Gress Lighting Workshops 2022

I didn’t get to where I am without help; that’s why I want to pass along my knowledge to others. This workshop series is...

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5 Lighting Concepts Every Photographer Should Master
01/07/2022
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

5 Lighting Concepts Every Photographer Should Master

5 Lighting Concepts Every Photographer Should Master

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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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