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How to use C-Stands & Other Hardware essentials in your studio
03/06/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

How to use C-Stands & Other Hardware essentials in your studio

Today were going to cover everything you need to know about c-stands including some really cool hardware for the studio.

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tethering with your canon EOS R5
03/05/2021
Fundamentals , Pre-Production

How to tether your Canon EOS R5 in Lightroom Classic using EOS Utility

In today's video I am going to show you how to tether your Canon EOS R5 to Lightroom Classic using EOS Utility.

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Lightroom and photoshop retouching
03/03/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: How I retouch my photos in Lightroom Classic

How I retouch my photos in Lightroom Classic plus extending the background in Photoshop with content aware fill

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using a color wheel calculator to create color harmony on set
03/02/2021
Pre-Production

Color Harmony

I can't stress the importance of this topic enough, because coordinating all of the elements in your shot is ultimately things you will do...

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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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Canon RF and EF 35mm lenses
02/20/2021
Gear

Review: The Canon EOS RF 35mm f1.8 Macro v. the Canon EF 35mm f1.4L II USM for R5 Mirrorless Camera

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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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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R5 follow-up review
02/06/2021
Gear

Canon EOS R5 Six Months Later – Follow-up and Updated Review

After owning the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera for six months, I wanted to update you on my experience with the camera as a...

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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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Parabolic softboxes
01/16/2021
Gear

Do parabolic soft boxes make a difference? Do they create narrower, more focused soft light?

For the last few years, often times, I have used a parabolic style soft box as a main light. Last year I mentioned in...

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depth-of-field in the portrait photography studio
01/09/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

How Depth-of-field affects sharpness in the studio

Today we’re going to talk about depth-of-field, not scientifically speaking, but practically speaking.

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