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model excuses
11/17/2020
Pre-Production

Ten Stupid Model Excuses When Canceling Photoshoots

Setting-up a test photoshoot is a great way to try out new ideas and hone your craft, but like many of my friends I...

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TRIGGER WARNING BOKEHOLICS: Three reasons why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.
11/10/2020
Fundamentals , Gear

TRIGGER WARNING BOKEHOLICS: Three reasons why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.

In today’s video we’re gonna talk about why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.

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X1D2
11/02/2020
Gear

UPLOAD 4K Does medium format really out preform 35mm? Hasselblad H1XD II, Canon EOS R5, Nikon D850 -RAW files

We've all heard that medium format is better than 35mm, but is it really true? The purpose of this review was to test the...

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In today’s video, we’re going to learn how to profile your camera to get accurate color in Capture One.
11/02/2020
Fundamentals

Create Canon EOS R5 custom color profiles for Capture One with the X-Rite Color Checker Passport 2

In today’s video, we’re going to learn how to profile your camera to get accurate color in Capture One.

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How photographers can use histograms to nail their exposure
10/28/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

How photographers can use histograms to nail their exposure

A histogram is a graph that depicts your image’s brightness when you review photos on the back of your camera or computer.

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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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How to set up the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless for studio portrait photography
10/14/2020
Gear

How to set up the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless for studio portrait photography

I tested Hasselblad's 50MP mirorrless camera in the studio and put it though its paces for about a month. Here is how I set...

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How to tether with Capture One and still have images write to the card in your Canon EOS R5 Camera
10/08/2020
Fundamentals , Pre-Production

How to tether with Capture One and still have images write to the card in your Canon EOS R5 Camera

People ask me about tethering all of the time. In Lightroom it was a struggle, even with Tether Tools cables, but when I started...

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Full Review: how the medium format mirrorless camera preforms in the studio
10/04/2020
Gear

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Full Review: how the medium format mirrorless camera preforms in the studio

I tested Hasselblad's 50MP mirorrless camera in the studio and put it though its paces next to the 45 megapixel Canon EOS R5 while...

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Lightroom v capture 1
09/28/2020
Post-Production

Choosing between Capture One 20 and Lightroom Classic as studio portrait photographer

Three steps photographers should take to book free models for their next practice test photoshoot

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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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https://youtu.be/ZlLeI2gVc9U
09/09/2020
The Academy

Lighting Ratios: Why the power of your light is irrelevent

People always want to ask what power my lights were set at when I took the picture and I also see that people like...

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