Lighting Techniques

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Lighting Techniques

 

 

top 10 lighting mistakes
12/06/2020
Lighting Technique

The 10 portrait lighting mistakes that every new photographer makes

Whether your new to lighting or you have been doing it for over 20 years, everybody started off in the same place and everybody...

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don't use LED lights for photography
11/29/2020
Lighting Technique

Why you shouldn’t use continuous LED lights for portrait photography

I actually think the AF in this camera works quite well. And I have owned a 1, 1n, 1VHS, 1D, 1D II, 1D III,...

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What the hell is a kicker? What's a key light? The names photographers use for studio lights.
11/23/2020
Lighting Technique

What the hell is a kicker? What’s a key light? The names photographers use for studio lights.

Everyone has a name for every position where they place a flash on location and in the studio. But not everyone agrees on...

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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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