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Fashion portrait of Detroit fitness model Sonny James on a Gravity Backdrop
09/06/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Posing

The power of perspective: how the elevation of your camera can empower the subject or the viewer

We look up to people we admire and we look down on people we despise. This rhetorical convention provides us with a visual point...

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Full Review of the Canon EOS R5 for Commercial and Portrait Photographers switching from the 5DIV
09/01/2020
Gear

Full Review of the Canon EOS R5 for Commercial and Portrait Photographers switching from the 5DIV

After using the R5 for a full month as a professional commercial studio and portrait photographer, who shoots some video, I have decided to...

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Don’t let the fear of social media feedback hold you back, we all fail, even me
08/30/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

Don’t let the fear of social media feedback hold you back, we all fail, even me

While, there are a lot of really mean people online saying horrible things, in today’s video we’re gonna talk about overcoming the fear of...

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Canon EOS R5: How to get the best color in Lightroom, Camera Matching Standard Profile
08/26/2020
Post-Production

Canon EOS R5: How to get the best color in Lightroom, Camera Matching Standard Profile

I was so excited last week when the Adobe applications updated and then I was so disappointed when I realized the Camera Matching Color...

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biilingham what's in my bag
08/22/2020
Gear

What’s in my bag? Moving from ThinkTank to Billingham

Watch as I unbox my new Billingham 445 camera bag and move out of my old Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 2.0 messenger bag.

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Part II: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Video - Filmmaking
08/20/2020
Gear

Part II: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Video – Filmmaking

I wanted to share with you how I setup my Canon EOS R5 for videography. This video will take a deep-dive into the settings...

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Part I: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Studio Photography - Complete Guide
08/18/2020
Gear

Part I: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Studio Photography – Complete Guide

I wanted to share with you how I setup my new Canon EOS R5 as a commercial studio photographer. My last camera was...

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finding free models
08/16/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Pre-Production

Book free models for test photoshoots in 3 easy steps

The three steps to booking models for free for your next practice photoshoot

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R5 overheating
08/10/2020
Gear

Do CFexpress cards cause Canon EOS R5 overheating? Tested w/ Atomos Shogun + BG-R10 grip & batteries

I wanted to test is the CF Express or SD cards cause the new Canon EOS R5 to overheat when recording externally, plus I...

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R5 AF Test
08/06/2020
Gear

Don’t use Electronic Shutter with a Canon EOS R5 – Sports Photography Autofocus Test – Football

I wanted to test out the auto focus capabilities of the new mirrorless camera with a real world test featuring the EF 400mm f2.8...

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Canon EOS R5 - First Impressions and Behind-the-Scenes on a Studio Portrait Test photoshoot
08/01/2020
Gear

Canon EOS R5 – First Impressions and Behind-the-Scenes on a Studio Portrait Test photoshoot

I got to play with my new camera on a Portrait shoot and the new eye and face detection auto focus rocks!

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Unboxing the BG-R10 Grip for the new Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera
08/01/2020
Gear

Unboxing the BG-R10 Grip for the new Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera

I just got the grip and camera, which will replace my 5DIV. I will have a full review soon!

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