Lighting Techniques

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BW lighting tutorial
10/19/2020
Lighting Technique

B&W Lighting Tutorial – Use multiple lights to create maximum contrast so your portraits stand out!

After upgrading to the Canon EOS R5 I ran into problems in Lightroom Classic so I decided to try Capture One. So far I...

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09/17/2020
Lighting Technique

6 Portrait Photographers shootout in Las Vegas with the same model & Elinchrom ELC 500 / 125 lights

To celebrate the launch of the new ELC 125 and ELC 500 compact studio strobes, Elinchrom gathered together six amazing photographers and challenged them...

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Gels, CTO, CTB, CTS, Color effects
06/28/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

The 4 types of gels photographers can use to kill it in the studio

The sun rises in the east with a hint of yellow; it casts unflattering colorless light at its zenith and it sets with a...

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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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DIY Cucoloris for Photographers and Filmmakers made with black foamcore Do-it-yourself
05/31/2020
Lighting Technique

DIY Cucoloris for Photographers and Filmmakers made with black foamcore, Do-it-yourself

You can buy a professionally made one, or you can make your own for just a few dollars in about an hour.

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The 9 types of portrait lighting photographers need to know-whether they're on location or in studio broad short lighting
05/16/2020
Lighting Technique

The 9 types of portrait lighting photographers need to know-whether they’re on location or in studio

Studio lighting staples that every photographer should master.

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10/04/2019
Lighting Technique

THREE STUNNING ONE LIGHT SETUP LIGHTING TUTORIALS USING V-FLAT WORLD V-FLATS

Creating this studio lighting series was a lot of fun! The challenge was to create three dynamic portraits using one Elinchrom light and modifier,...

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08/29/2019
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique , The Academy

The Difference Between Photography Lighting Power Packs, Monolights & Compact battery powered units!

I was recently asked what the difference is between AC Powered Studio Packs & Heads, Monolights and Battery Powered Compact photo flash heads. We...

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chicago lighting photography workshop
08/27/2019
Lighting Technique , The Academy

Getting Started: a Beginners Guide to Portrait Lighting gear

If you're new to photography or just getting into portrait lighting you're probably wondering where to begin. This video will cover the lights, modifiers...

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Sway Chicago - Pretty Young Thing, featuring Marcus Gress
07/10/2019
Lighting Technique

Why I love Aputure’s LED 120D and 300D lights for video

When I started shooting video I had to use fluorescent banks & giant hot lights. But when I replaced everything with LEDs, I could...

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07/03/2019
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: The Circle of Light

You never know where you’re going to find the inspiration for your next photoshoot, so it’s always best to keep your eyes peeled and...

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06/16/2019
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: It’s a Hardbox Light

Over time, I have seen many images where a pattern is projected onto someone’s face, and I’ve always struggled to simulate this type of...

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