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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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Why I don't like to be on camera. Plus three great interview lighting setups for video using Nanlites
06/09/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique

Why I don’t like to be on camera. Plus three great interview lighting setups for video using Nanlites

Three ways to light an interview and finding the best lighting for your subjects face.

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There are two ways photographers can grow and improve -- practice and critique. But the feedback we get online is often all positive and unqualified or destructive and also unqualified. So in today's video, James Quantz Jr. and I will go over 6 images, submitted by their makers, and give suggestions on how the photos could be improved.
05/29/2021
Lighting Technique , Posing

Photo critique with James Quantz Jr.

There are two ways photographers can grow and improve -- practice and critique. But the feedback we get online is often all positive and...

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In today's video I explore how many watt seconds you may need in each situation so that you can make the right choice when you're purchasing lights for your studio and on location.
05/19/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

How many watt-seconds do you need for portrait photography?

In today's video I explore how many watt seconds you may need in each situation so that you can make the right choice when...

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I was wrong about photogaphy
04/17/2021
Business , Fundamentals , Gear , Lighting Technique , Post-Production

The 10 things I thought I knew about photography, but I was wrong

You are unauthorized to view this page. Please login or visit the Academy home page for more information. Monthly memberships start at only $16,...

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Complete training guide to color effects gels
04/03/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE – Lighting Tutorial – Gels – Part 1 & 2

This 40 minute class will cover everything you need to know about color effects gels!

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