Lighting Techniques

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Lighting Techniques

 

 

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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Memeber exclusive gels tutorial with colored backgrounds academy with john gress
09/18/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive Tutorial: A gelled background series with model Christopher Marrs

In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with Christopher. I was focusing on using gels and different techniques for...

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In this video, you will learn three key strategies for lighting backdrops in the studio and see the results from a test and in a real world photoshoot. Whether you're using a paper backdrop for a fashion shoot, or a painted canvas for portrait photography, lighting and in this case gels, can make all the difference.
09/16/2021
Lighting Technique

Three ways to light a background in the photo studio

In this video, you will learn three key strategies for lighting backdrops in the studio and see the results from a test and in...

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WPPI 2021: Speaking and attending this year's convention in Las Vegas
08/22/2021
Business , Lighting Technique

WPPI 2021: Speaking and attending this year’s convention in Las Vegas

In this VLOG I take you along with me to this year's convention in Las Vegas, including taking you behind-the-scenes and introducing you to...

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Watch in near real time as I go over three for using flash on location outdoors.
08/10/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive Tutorial: Augmenting natural light with flash

Watch in near real time as I go over three strategies for using flash on location outdoors.

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Member Exclusive: Lighting Tutorial with Christian
07/17/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Lighting Tutorial with Christian

Member Exclusive: Lighting Tutorial with Christian

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Hard light shootout: Parabolic vs. beauty dishes for headshots
07/11/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique

Hard light shootout: Parabolic vs. beauty dishes for headshots

I wanted to test out which hard modifier I prefer for headshots while comparing three Mola Beauty Dishes with a Parabolix 35D.

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Softlight V. Hard light, breaking down 5 lighting setups in the photo studio
07/04/2021
Lighting Technique

Softlight V. Hard light, breaking down 5 lighting setups in the photo studio

There are two main approaches you can take in the studio, or on location. And which lane you choose will have a huge impact...

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