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This simple cover for your soft boxes will help you create dramatic images that look like they were taken with a Maxi Brute, Audience Blinder or Mole Richardson Fay circular continuous lights.
05/26/2022
Gear

Review: Why you should buy Pro Light Mods

This simple cover for your soft boxes will help you create dramatic images that look like they were taken with a Maxi Brute, Audience...

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In addition to the critique we talked did a deep drive on hair lights, clam shell lighting and more.
05/26/2022
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique May 24, 2022

In addition to the critique, we did a deep drive on hair lights, clam shell lighting and more.

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In today's video I am going to share the 10 worst photo and video purchases I have made over the course of my 20 plus year career.
05/21/2022
Gear

The 10 worst purchases I have ever made!

In today's video I am going to share the 10 worst photo and video purchases I have made over the course of my 20...

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05/18/2022
Lighting Technique

8 common portrait lighting mistakes that every new photographer makes

Everyone makes mistakes, weather your a beginner or a seasoned professional. The goal is to practice and to make fewer of them as you...

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In today's video I breakdown a TTL HHS outdoor hard light portrait and a soft light Rembrandt setup in the studio.
05/14/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Handbook Tutorial – Breaking down a hard light outdoor portrait & a soft light studio setup

In today's video I breakdown a TTL HHS outdoor hard light portrait and a soft light Rembrandt setup in the studio.

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In this live video we go over several critique images and retouching in photoshop.
05/02/2022
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique April 28, 2022

In this live video we go over several critique images and retouching in photoshop.

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After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But now I am unsure which lens is he best lens in different situations. So in today's video, I am going to test if the RF70-200 f4 at 70mm outperforms the RF 28-70mm f/2.0 at 70mm in the studio at f4, 5.6 and f8.
05/02/2022
Gear

Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm f4 or RF 28-70mm f2 a better choice at 70mm for R5 studio photographers?

After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But...

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In this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning shadows and more.
04/22/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Hard and Soft Light with Pierce & Jordan

In this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning...

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In today's video I am going to show you how to get a perfect white background for high-key headshot photography in the studio.
04/20/2022
Lighting Technique

High Key Lighting Tutorial – Two ways to get a pure white background in the photo studio

In today's video I am going to show you how to get a perfect white background for high-key headshot photography in the studio.

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In this live video we go over several critique images
04/18/2022
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique April 16, 2022

In this live video we go over several critique images.

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In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at 19:27 I share how I check my bags for free at the airport!
04/18/2022
Gear , Pre-Production

How I travel with all of my lighting gear and check my bags for free!

In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at...

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In today's video were going to explore if high ISO or under exposure leads to excessive noise in digital photography, specifically when shooting in the photo studio at ISO 100, 200 400 and 800 with the Canon EOS R5 camera. We will also look at how these files look with and without Capture One's default noise processing
04/17/2022
Fundamentals

Does High ISO or Underexposure Cause Noise with the Canon EOS R5?

In today's video were going to explore if high ISO or under exposure leads to excessive noise in digital photography, specifically when shooting in...

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