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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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photo critique with gary hughes
03/27/2021
Lighting Technique , Posing

Photo Critique with Gary Hughes

After doing a critique for Gary's YouTube channel a few weeks ago, we decided to record one for mine, which I will post publicly...

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begiiners lighting tutorial with flash
03/24/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Transitioning from window light to flash – a beginners guide to portrait lighting

This video will help you learn essential techniques with basic equipment to create and control artificial light, so that you don’t have to worry...

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Modifier test
02/27/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique , The Academy

Soft boxes, parabolic modifiers and umbrella shootout! Which modifier for perfect portrait lighting?

Over the last 20 or so years, I have acquired about 20 different softboxes, but I have never actually sat down and tested them...

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Are grids worth the money
02/13/2021
Lighting Technique

Are grids worth the money? When and why should you use them in the the studio and on location?

Watch as I unbox my new Billingham 445 (https://amzn.to/32igLwq) camera bag and move out of my old Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 2.0 (https://amzn.to/2QrsweN)...

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Hairlight 101
01/30/2021
Lighting Technique

Hair Light 101. Everything you need to know about hairlights.

Part of making a refined image in the studio is lighting your subject to preserve details in their hair or operate them from the...

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Justin Leonard Lighting tutoial
01/23/2021
Lighting Technique

Behind-the-scenes and lighting tutorial – four looks from my photoshoot with Justin

In today’s lighting tutorial, I’m going to breakdown four looks that I created with our model Justin.

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4 amazing one-light set-ups in only 10 minutes!
01/02/2021
Lighting Technique

4 amazing one-light set-ups in only 10 minutes!

What’s my motivation? is a refrain that we often hear from actors, but that phrase can mean a lot to photographers, too. Especially when...

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